Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


Title: Guardians of the Galaxy
Release Date: 1 August 2014
Director: James Gunn
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Summary/Review:

I’ve been meaning to watch this movie since it came out because it’s mix of humor and oddball characters seemed like the type of superhero movie I’d appreciate.  I ended up being a bit disappointed.  Much like The Avengers, this movie is basically non stop fight scenes, and since our heroes seem to be indestructible, there’s no drama at all among all the violence.  Not to mention that the quick-cut editing makes it difficult to understand what’s actually happening at any time.

What makes it frustrating is that Quill, Gamora, Drax, and Rocket are characters who interest me but the movie doesn’t give me much time to get to know them (I have no issue with Groot whom I love unreservedly). Basically, it would be nice to have them stop kicking ass now and then and spend some time developing character and story.  Guardians of the Galaxy IS good, but not great, especially after anticipating it so long.
Rating: **1/2

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