Posted by: greercn | August 5, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel movies are terrific and “Guardians of the Galaxy” is absolutely wonderful. It’s entertaining to watch and has a story with funny lines and a great big heart.

It does not start well. The mother has to die before the kid can go off to outer space and claim his rightful place as Starlord. Then, you go whooshing through the sky as action scene after action scene offers bigger and bigger special effects.

The last 20 minutes of the whopping 120-minute run offers just about the best and most original action I have seen this year. This is exciting and innovative big blockbuster summer fare at its best. No wonder it owns the box office, wherever it opens.

Just for once, the 3D isn’t dark and gloomy but promotes lots of new and big battles and explosions with bits of light coming at the viewer from every part of the screen. It’s sumptuous to see. There is so much detail and I really want to see it again, just to appreciate the work done by more than 43 companies on the 3D, CGI and astonishing effects.

It’s science fiction. In the future, the existence of the world depends on five criminals.

Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana are terrific as the leads. The creatures are all amazing too. Yes, there are hints of “Star Wars”, “Alien” and other space franchises. But I can hardly wait to buy the DVD and watch it, again and again.

With a particularly cheesy soundtrack, the music will make you smile.

The early evening screening at Stratford East Picturehouse was very full. Everyone there adored it.

I went with a friend who is a fellow Marvel fan and another friend who is not such a fan. They both really liked it, too.

You know enough to stay after the credits for the bonus scene, don’t you? See it. It’s just the best film this year.

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