Just wanted to jot down a few thoughts regarding Guardians of the Galaxy, which officially opens today.
I saw it last night in IMAX 3D (totally worth the extra cost) and felt it was really well done.
The movie was a heck of a lot of fun, and I don't think I've ever been in a movie where the audience has clapped and laughed out loud as much.
For me, Rocket and Groot made the movie.
True to James Gunn's word, Rocket Raccoon didn't come off as a joke character, and Groot kicked butt!
There's tons of action and lots of comedy. Overall there is a nice balance, which makes Guardians of the Galaxy probably the most entertaining Marvel movie to date.
I took my two sons with me (both loved it), and for my youngest (six), this was the first movie he didn't take a bathroom break. Believe me, that's a big thing, because I missed the Loki death scene in Thor 2 (lol). However, for Guardians he didn't want to leave.
Before and after the movie, members of the audience and myself also had some discussion about Marvel Comics and the Marvel cinematic universe. There was a lot of excitement brewing.
Definitely check this movie out when you can.
Below you can also check out a nice 5-star review from a fan on our Facebook page, Alessio Pasquali.
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(Warning: Spoilers are present)
Ok, Marvel fans around the world and James Gunn. If you're listening, I just wanna let you know I just got back from my first viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D. And, you know what, I f-cking loved it. Everything was incredible in the movie. The second opening scene with Quill on Morag dancing to Come and Get Your Love fit the scene perfectly. Thanos from Avengers was fantastic-looking. Josh Brolin did a wonderful job of voicing the Mad Titan and I can't wait to see what he does next. And, I hope you will allow Joss Whedon to bring the Guardians and Avengers together to battle Thanos in Avengers 3, because it will make one hell of a global smash hit. Too bad you couldn't get Brolin credited as Thanos. But, I'm okay with it. Then, the music was spot-on fantastic from Hooked on a Feeling to the Piña Colada song to Cherry Bomb to Ain't No Mountain High Enough to I Want You Back. You've made space movies get even awesomer music. BTW, Ronan was a major badass villain. I know some people are a little concerned with his one-dimensional ith, but, that's why he is. As Lee Pace said, Ronan is complicated, and it's clear he ain't joking. Yondu was one very cool character. Drax was the most funniest character of all in the movie. The planets and locations were very real, especially Xandar and Morag. Thanks for also bringing back Thanos's servant from Avengers, The Other, though it was sad to see him die in what I feel will be his memorable appearance ever in the MCU. Denarian Saal was a very interesting character in the Nova Corps. The battle of Xandar was fantastic. The duels were amazing. And, a few more things. First, thanks for keeping Drax's comic book origins the same when he says at the end "It's really Thanos I wanna kill", Secondly, the casting was spot-on perfect. Third, I think this is the best Marvel movie ever, better than Avengers, better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and even better than Iron Man. Fourth, the way you opened up the film with the Marvel logo coming up after Quill gets abducted by Yondu was surprising and awesome. And, fifth and finally, last but most certainly not least, the best characters of all in the movie were Rocket Raccon and Groot. You made them feel like they are the new favorites of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel did a phenomenal job voicing them and they will be what drives this movie to be a global financial phenomenon. After what I saw, it's clear that Marvel has another worldwide billion dollar hit on their hands, whether people agree with me and believe me or not. And, I hope people will make this Marvel's next billion dollar hit, because if any other Marvel movie other than Avengers and Iron Man 3 can make a billion worldwide before Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's your movie. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. So, in my closing thoughts, bring on the sequel in 2017, introduce Quill's father, and continue to make more movies in your style. Best Marvel Movie Ever! Thank You and Marvel and Disney so very f-cking much. 5 stars.
P.S. Kudos to you and Marvel for bringing in Howard the Duck into the MCU in the final post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy. If you can, I must ask you if you can reveal who voiced him in that closing scene and I would like to make sure you bring him back for the sequel in 2017. So, if you can please answer back. Thanks. And, I hope people will get Guardians to open over $100 million in its opening weekend, because it deserves to.