Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) is new, fresh, fun, family friendly, epic, explorative, and oh did I mention fresh. Not only are these characters fresh to 99% of the viewing audience, but they will be REFRESHING. These band of misfits are not your friends favorite heroes, they are not what you’ll see on Saturday morning cartoons (at least not for a few months), and they will STEAL your heart. Some people are even throwing out the magical 2 words “Star Wars” when it comes to GOTG… now that is probably a reach however it may have a bigger impact than people think and there are some interesting similarities (but I will get into that closer to the movies actual release). A talking Raccoon with rockets and machine guns? Come on, you know this will be the most popular character of the year and maybe decade, no questions!
If you have not done yourself the favor of reading any Guardians of the Galaxy comic books, I suggest you do that ASAP. Not because I believe the source material will be necessary to enjoying this movie, but because the GOTG comics are outstanding. The cast of mismatched characters is a joy to read and I can’t wait to enjoy them on the big screen.
Take a peek at the trailer and comment below on how you feel about it. Are you excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy? Will it be the best comic/super-hero movie of 2014? Will Rocket Raccoon be a household name?
Release Date: Aug 1, 2014
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Production Company: Marvel Studios
– Stephen Savelli