Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
My Rating: 4 stars
This was a pretty exciting movie. And, I had a good time watching it. But then, everyone else did, too. By the time I finally got around to watching this one, I had already heard way too much about the plot, and about how much everyone LOOOOOOVED the movie. So, I was already a little over it. That’s the only problem when one of these big blockbusters turns out to be any good—kinda like The Avengers. Because, it pretty much ensures that I’ll have the movie ruined for me before I get to see it. I have moderately more success in avoiding too many details about really good, new, horror movies (like The Babadook), because that genre is still pretty niche. But, with movies this popular, I essentially need to go see it opening week if I want to preserve the magic.
But, I did like this movie despite all the commercial hype—enough so that I think I want to watch it again to see more details. All the actors are very charismatic. Chris Pratt is very loveable, and you can’t take your eyes off Zoe Saldana. Bradley Cooper is doing his thing. Plus, I thought it was really fun to see Karen Gillan as the bald, ruthless, alien assassin. (Although, I honestly don’t understand everyone’s fascination with Vin Diesel’s Groot. The joke really isn’t that funny). But, what I liked the most about this movie was how everything was totally new. I hadn’t ever heard of these characters before, and the story line was pretty unique too. And, with all the big studios just rebooting old franchises over and over again, I really enjoyed seeing something fresh. But, the world it created was so new, the scale so epic, and the action so busy that I’m actually having a hard time remembering exactly what happened in the story. I know it was something about a hand-held, metal, ball with cosmic, space powers inside. And, some bad guys really want it. But, the rest is a little fuzzy. So, I’m definitely going to have to rewatch the movie.
You should probably see this movie at some point (if there are even any of you left out there who haven’t seen it already). It’s big, rowdy, summer fun—definitely a popcorn movie. From my track record, you already know that I’m clearly not a snob about movies. Everyone needs that kind of thing every once in a while. And, the studio really didn’t spare any expenses making the movie look great. But then, you already knew that.