Guardians of the Galaxy is a comic book series formed in 2008 which has become a popular series. Marvel studios decided to announce a movie based off the comic at 2012’s comic con and the release date is August 1st, 2014. The movie is about a rag tag outlaw space team who come together to fight a threat that could end the universe. The main character Peter Jason Quill know as Star Lord. Marvel released a trailer for the movie last week, and I have 3 reasons why you need to go see it.
The first reason was the trailer. The trailer showed an action science fiction movie with a lot of comedy. It starts off with Peter Quill, Star Lord, entering a temple and retrieving a sphere shaped item. He gets confronted by mercenaries and gets sent to prison. His rap sheet and the other guardians get read by John C. Reily’s character. The last 30 seconds of the trailer action shots with a great comedic line at the end of a trailer. Reily’s character tells his fellow guardsman “They call themselves Guardians of the Galaxy.” His reply is “What a brunch of Aholes.” The song “hooked on a feeling” plays at the end of the trailer. The video for the trailer is here. My second reason is that I’m going to introduce the main characters of the movie.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are made up by five main members, a human, a female assassin, a warrior, a talking tree and raccoon.
The main character, hero, of the story is Peter Jason Quill. He’s play by Chris Pratt. He’s was abducted from Earth when he was a child. His harsh childhood turns him into a criminal. He stars calling himself Star Lord and steals valuable items. He finds something that threatens the cosmos and decides form a team of misfits to help him retrieve it. Star Lord is a egomaniac, humorous, and a strategic leader. Marvel released a video about Star Lord.
Drax, the destroyer, was a loving husband until his family were killed in front of him. He has been a mission of vengeance and wanting to find his family’s killer. His powers include superhuman strength, stamina and resistance to physical injury as well the ability to project concussive blasts of cosmic energy from his hands. He can also travel at high speeds in outer space and hyperspace without air, food, or water. I don’t know if the movie will have the traveling without air or water aspect but it would be cool if they did. He’s played by Dave Batista. He’s the muscle of the gang and here’s his marvel video featured about him.
Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana, is adopted by Thanos, a super villain. Her powers include superhuman strength and agility and an accelerated healing factor. She also has cybernetic implants and had a falling out with Thanos. She has become an assassin for hire. She meets Peter Quill and the other guardians find they share a common enemy, Thanos. Her video is right here.
Groot is voiced by Vin Diesel. He’s a talking and walking tree. His powers are sort of unlimited but he’s the most heroic caring member of the guardians. His personality is a lot like Flash from the DC Comics. He’s always there for any member or any friend of his like Flash will be there for Batman, Superman, or etc in a heart beat. You can see his video here. Groot’s signature line is “I’m Groot.”
Rocket Raccoon, or know as Rocket, is voiced by Bradley Cooper. Rocket is probably my favorite character. His personality which is confrontational and foul mouth make him so special. He’s a genetically engineered raccoon who will flip you the bird and spit in your face. Rocket Raccoon possesses the normal attributes of an Earth raccoon, including speed (which has been additionally amplified by his training) an acute sense of smell, sight, hearing and touch. He is an accomplished star ship pilot, an excellent marksman with the two laser pistols he carries as well as having an affinity for heavy weapons. He is also an excellent military tactician and leader, attributes that help him take charge of the Guardians of the Galaxy when Star-Lord is unavailable. You can watch his video here.
Those are the heroes let me introduce you to the two main villains.
Thanos featured at the end of the Avengers. I don’t want to talk about him because we don’t know if Marvel will show him in the movie. Another villain who i think is the main villain is Ronan the Accuser but they haven’t show him yet. He’s a super strength villain that wears a more bad ass armor like Iron Man. It has a ton of powers and I will give you the link to his page on Wikipedia.
The Collector played by Benicio Del Toro. He is employed by Thanos who is collecting the infinity stones for him. These stones have, like the Tesseract in the first Avengers movie or the ether in Thor: The Dark World, different powers. He’s immortal but has the ability to increase his mass size on will to fight if he has to. Nebula is the next villain.
Nebula, played by Karen Gillian (Amy Pond to Doctor Who), is a cyborg who is a gifted female assassin. Nebula uses blasters worn on her wrists that fire concussive blasts of unknown energy or heat blasts that can incinerate a human being almost instantly. She also apparently wears a device that enables her to disguise her appearance, either through illusion-casting or through actual molecular rearrangement of her body and clothing. She works with Thanos and has a close relationship with him. She has a personal relationship to Gamora but they had a falling out. I introduced to the characters who you will see as the main players throughout the story. My final reason is why you need to go see this movie because the story is a lot like Star Wars and Indiana Jones combined.
Remember as a kid the first time you watched Indiana Jones and Star Wars. The scope and size of the story drew you into a world where the action was fun and the adventure felt epic. Guardians of the Galaxy reminds me or other people of a cross between Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Star Lord is more like Han Solo then Luke Skywalker. He has Han’s arrogance and humor. Groot would be most like Luke but there’s no Luke Skywalker which is a plus in my eyes. I hated Luke Skywalker as a character. Gamora is very beautiful and reminds me of grey area type of character like Princess Lea. Rocket would be Chewbacca but with a dirtier mouth. The characters have a lot of qualities of the Star Wars heroes. Ronan, the Accuser, in the comics is a malevolent villain. He wants to rule the universe side by side with Thanos. Thanos is a lot alike Hitler who wants to control everything and wipe out inferior species. I don’t know much or if he will be featured in this movie. I also believe that is movie will give the marvel movie fan audience an idea about where this Marvel Cinematic Universe is going in the future in explain the infinity stones. I will give you another video about Guardians of the Galaxy. This video features Team Amasian who are Ann Campea and Kaori Takee and the links are two their twitters.