Guardians Of The Galaxy – Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 30, 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Guardians Of The Galaxy – Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Guardians Of The Galaxy, probably the year's most-talked about film, finally hits cinemas tomorrow (July 31st). Brought to you by Marvel, them of Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers and Thor fame, the studio are branching out with a whole new gang of heroes, a brand new villain and a new world. 

This time, we're in the far reaches of space, where an American pilot named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) suddenly finds himself at the centre of a manhunt after stealing a mysterious orb. To keep the orb out of deadly hands, he partners up with notorious assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), humourless thug Drax (Dave Bautista), talking racoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and muscular tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). 

We caught an early screening of the blockbuster and we've rounded up five reasons you'll love it...

 

It’s funny, but that’s not all it is…

The film’s first trailer made it look like this was going to be two hours of knockabout fun, more a comedy than a classic Marvel film, but we’re happy to report that this isn’t the case. That’s not to say it isn’t Marvel’s funniest film to date, it definitely is, but the wisecracks and the killer one-liners don’t get in the way of the action, which is very much centre stage…

 

It’s light on expedition…

Lots of credit should be given to writer/director James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Perlman, who were given the unenviable task of introducing an entire new world and new team of heroes, each with their own distinct back story (there’s a talking tree for god’s sake!). In the wrong hands this could have ended up with a first hour full of nothing but characters explaining who they are in very loud voices, but the exposition is handled subtly and quickly.

 

Chris Pratt is going to be massive…

This isn’t just a reference to the fact he’s bulked up for the role as Peter Quill (which he has, a lot...), the human who finds himself as the leader of this gang of strange outlaws. He’s got gravitas and grounding and he carries the film superbly, full of charisma and charm, it’s easy to see why so many studios are so sure he’s going to be a leading man for the next decade.

 

The action set pieces are incredible…

Like all of Marvel’s recent flicks, there are some truly wonderful set pieces, with explosions aplenty. The final battle is particularly special, with so much going on.

 

Lee Pace’s Ronan The Accuser is a brilliant villain…

Marvel have had some excellent villains over the last few year, in particular Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in Thor and Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3, but Lee Pace’s turn as Ronan The Accuser is right up there. He’s both scary and imposing, with real venom in his words.

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy is released into cinemas tomorrow (July 31st) and will come out on DVD at the end of this year.

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