In Theaters August 1st, 2014
Run Time 2 hrs 1 min
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax
Vin Diesel as Groot
Bradley Cooper as Rocket
Rebel/Outlaw Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Having seem the comedic genius of Chris Pratt on parks and rec, I was worried how he would do in a superhero role, especially when he was originally casted he was still not in shape, at all. Fast forward to know and he is ripped, and pulls off a fantastic performance of a comedic superhero, even more so than Robert Downey Jr has done with Ironman. I was already very excited about this movie originally, and after seeing it I am fairly certain it is my favorite Marvel film thus far. I know there are plenty out there who will not agree, but something about this movie really got me into it. It was just a FUN movie to watch, it had action, humor, and fantastic visual effects. It had everything. It had a modern day star warsish feel, Groot is Chewbecca, Rocket is Han Solo, Gamora is Princess Leia, Quill is Luke (kind of), and Drax…well Drax is just Drax. I saw one review and I thought it was a great analogy, this movie is the summer equivalent to a busted open fire hydrant on a hot summer day. It was just fun, and overall a great movie. Saying that, it can also have a smaller demographic, so there’s a good chance you know people who feel the exact opposite, but those people probably don’t like star wars either, it happens. Get to the theater and check this out!
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