Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trailer Review - Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
1st Trailer
Watch It Here

Person of Interest: Chris Pratt as Peter Jason Quill a.k.a. the self-proclaimed "Star-Lord", Zoe Saldana as the soldier/assassin Gamora, Dave Bautista as the vengenace-seeking Drax the Destroyer, the voice-less duo of Rocket (Raccoon) and Groot, John C. Reilly as the exposition-dumping Nova Corps soldier, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Benicio del Toro as that-weird-guy-from-the-ending-of-Thor 2 The Collector, and Karen Gillan as the blink-and-you-miss-it Nebula.

Scene Pop: Obscene Gesture Imminent!

Briggs Breakdown: 2 fan service shots, 2 shots of Rocket (Raccoon) firing on all cylinders, a taser strike, green blood spillage, a walkway of explosions, a spaceship battle, and the most badass remix of Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling".

Effective?: Yes. Marvel utilized this first look to it fullest, verbally explaining all of these new space-themed heroes while also informing that the film is a comedy first, sci-fi action second (the last screenshot here pretty much sums it up). It even has a bunch of extra info and easter eggs that are suitable for the hardcore comic book fans. Finally and thankfully, it breaks the streak of new Marvel movies being all about gloom and doom.

Check it Out?: Absolutely. I was looking forward to this product since it was first rumored and I like that the studio is hedging their bets on it. Maybe the next trailer, where we'll hopefully hear Bradley Cooper as Rocket (Raccoon dammit!), will wipe away all of the fears from investors.

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