Should You Watch Guardians Of The Galaxy? #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Last Tuesday, I had the opportunity to go to the advance screening of Guardians of the Galaxy and I must admit that I was not as excited as I usually am when go see Marvel movies. It’s probably because I don’t have that much knowledge of the Guardians of the Galaxy except for the information shown in various trailer clips.

Disney has released an episode of the Avengers Assemble and an episode of Spiderman on Disney XD with the Guardians of the Galaxy in it and I appreciate that. Those episodes gave me a glimpse of who this group was. But I think it’s fine to just go to the movie theater even without an idea of who they are. The film tells their story perfectly and very clearly so anyone — even those who aren’t Marvel comics enthusiasts — can understand it.

Guardians of the GalaxyFrom Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer 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.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan 1969). It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

As I have mentioned, I was not as enthusiastic about this movie at first. But my feelings completely changed as the movie progressed, and now I think it’s one of the best movies of the year!

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One of the things I really loved about this movie is the music. Most of the songs are from the 70s and is played on a mixtape in Peter Quill’s walkman. Some very popular oldies but goodies played in the movie include “Come and Get Your Love” (Redbone), “I Want You Back” (Jackson 5), and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell). These songs are absolutely fun to hear in a Marvel movie set in outer space and they also bring you back to Peter Quill’s roots.

Aside from the music, the effects were topnotch. You’d think that you’ve seen most of outer space with the scenes from Thor and the places where Loki talks to Thanos in previous Marvel movies. But Guardians of the Galaxy shows us that the outer space is a lot bigger than what we’ve already seen! And the visuals portrayed in this movie are absolutely amazing!

I think what also led me to love this movie is that it’s not just all action. It’s not all comedy either. But the creators have found a way to weave action and comedy seamlessly with heart. I found the bond between Rocket and Groot to be very heartwarming and cute. In fact, they’re my favorite characters in Guardians of the Galaxy. Drax is my runner-up favorite because he always takes things literally.

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My verdict: Guardians of the Galaxy is a must-see movie!

It’s amazing! I loved the plot, the well-written script, the music, and the effects! I’d even go as far as saying you’ll be missing out on a lot if you don’t watch it, especially if you’re into action, comedy and/or sci-fi movies!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theaters everywhere!


* I received complimentary passes to the advance screening of Guardians of the Galaxy. I was not required to give a positive writeup. Thoughts are my own.


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Should You Watch Guardians Of The Galaxy? #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy — 63 Comments

  1. My son went to see it last night and raved about it when he got home. Now, I want to see it for myself.

  2. It’s not a movie I was planning to see, but I think you’ve convinced me it would be good to see it.

  3. I am not a big fan of Sci Fi, so this normally wouldn’t be on my gotta go see list, but I am loving that raccoon in the ads so maybe I will see it!

  4. I wasn’t interested in this until I read your review. My husband always takes me to the comic book shows, I drag my feet, and ultimately end up loving them! I am a sucker for soundtracks, Now I’m excited to hear this one, and see it.

  5. Sci Fi isn’t my normal genre preference, and I am really behind on the movies, but your recommendation is making me think about seeing this. Good music is always a good start. 🙂

  6. My son has been talking about this movie non stop, TY for the review, Im now more interested in seeing it myself!

  7. I’m planning on going to see Guardians of The Galaxy soon. I have some pretty high expectations for this movie, and from what I’ve seen and heard so far, I won’t be disappointed.

  8. I don’t know if I will not a big sci-fi, just talked to my sister about this movie tonight, she and her husband went and said they didn’t expect much from it but they both thought it was awesome so if you are a Sci-fi fan, they definitely recommend it!

  9. This movie looks like such a good movie and my sister and I will be seeing it this weekend. It looks exciting and I like the music to this movie.

  10. I was really wondering what the movie was like. I had seen the previews on the TV but hadnt read much. This really helped me to decide that I really want to see it now . Thanks for your review

  11. So excited to see this movie! Although not a real big comic fan I have to admit now reading you review I even want to see it more. Loving their choice of music I can only wonder how the movie is going to go.So much thanks for the share . So much appreciate your take and sharing it with us!

  12. Yes, I most definitely should watch Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s the movie I’ve been waiting to see all summer. Thank you for sharing this great review.

  13. We probably will not see it (especially after your review) as we do not usually like the productions based on the old marvel comics

  14. it’s amazing – i LOVED it – Going to be one of my new favourite for sure!! Love Groot!!

  15. I saw the movie this weekend and really enjoyed it. It had a lot of action and some really funny moments. I feel it was well done.

  16. I Did Not Think I would to Much Like the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie but I have heard some Really Great things about it Lately! I Usually Do Not Get into these Types of Movies & Generally if I do Watch Movies like this it’s b/c I Have a Niece & 2 Nephews! We Generally Wait until these Movies Come Out on DVD b/c the Prices at the Movie Theater are Unreal! I Actually this Movie Might be Pretty Good; it has a Wonderful Cast & Director! We will Soon Find Out I Guess! Thanks for the Heads Up of What to Expect & Who Knows It Might end up being One of My Favorite Movies! Thanks & Have a Blessed Day! Jana

  17. I’m not usually a fan of the movies with non-human characters, but this one sounds cute. Probably my kids are too old.

  18. I am not into Scifi so I know I won’t see this because it just seems a little too cheesy.

  19. I usually do not watch sci fi but this movie seems to be a great one to see, I can say I was sceptical til I read your review of it. I hope to see it maybe this weekend now.

  20. My grandchildren just went and saw this movie and loved it. I can’t wait for it to come out on dvd so I can watch it with them.

  21. I’m not really into super hero or comic book movies, but Marvel really did good with this one! Definitely going to see this in a couple of days!

  22. I was a little unsure about going to see this movie, but I think you have moved me more towards going to see it. I haven’t heard a lot about this group of heroes and the raccoon hero kinda threw me for a loop, but if the quality of the story is good… 🙂

  23. i have to admit after reading your review I think I might like to see this movie, although I will wait until I can watch it at home

  24. I feel the same way about this movie, but have not seen it yet! I have however heard some good things about it! I am not a huge comic book fan, but I do enjoy fantasy/adventure type movies. I think that it looks like it has amazing graphics, all of the characters look great! I will most likely see it once it comes out on Redbox though, I have 3 small children and haven’t seen a movie in the theatres since 2008, lol! Thanks for the great review, can’t wait to check it out!

  25. I was also on the fence but will probably see it with my husband. This review gives me hope.

  26. I cannot wait to see the effects in this movie! Thank you for a great review!

  27. I would love top go see this movie and thanks for giving your opinion on this movie to help us make a choice on going or not.

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  29. I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I am mostly bored with all the superheroes movies that have been coming out lately. I know I am not the target audience so my opinion I’m sure bears no impact on the Hollywood machine. I haven’t seen this one, but there are 2 things that would get me in the theatre: Chris Pratt, and the 70’s soundtrack. I really like him on Parks & Rec and it’s nice to see him step out into the movies. And I grew up on the music on the soundtrack so I will probably go see this one.

  30. Thanks for the review. I seen the posts about it and didn’t care to see it…I may give it a chance now, thanks.

  31. I am glad I read your review. My kids have seen the movie and loved it. They want to go again. I was thinking I would pass. But after reading your review I think it would be good to see. Thanks!

  32. WOW, I was totally off base with this movie! I enjoyed your review of this movie very much! I thought that this movie was a cartoon-like movie! I was way off on that one! I really didn’t think this movie was worth watching, but reading your review, I want to see it now! In reading your review, my whole image starting changing when you started talking about the characters and the music and effects! Plus you also mentioned that you don’t need to know about the Guardians Of The Galaxy to enjoy the movie! That’s a good thing because I know nothing about them at all! Also, in the beginning you really weren’t thrilled about seeing the movie and afterwards you said it’s the best movie of the year! Well, You totally convinced me! Thanks for this Terrific review and information on the Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie! I really do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  33. Thank you for the review, my son is dying to see it. We will have to rent it for family movie night.