By No Means a "Turd Blossom"
This movie makes me sad.
It makes me sad because I will never go on space adventures as awesome as this one with unique and lovable characters as awesome as those.
The characters are, by far, the best part of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper and a whole host of other celebrities. The story is weak at best, and would be hopelessly generic in any other setting, but the wonderful, colourful, and diverse range of characters breathed the most magical life into this epic space adventure.
And you know what? You don’t need much more for this film to work. Everyone who watches Guardians will walk out of the theatre with a different favourite character, for a whole set of unique and interesting reasons. You know they are going to save the day before you even watch the movie, but it really doesn’t matter. The dialogue between the protagonists and then their interactions with the antagonists are glorious to watch – intelligently witty, with a dash of wholesome - and hilarious - squabbling that will make you feel like you are really watching a dysfunctional, but yet strangely functional, family.
There is a scene with a particular character floating in space for a rather lengthy period of time (wearing only his regular clothes and a breather) which bothered me a lot, but you know what? Screw it. I had fun.
Go see Guardians of the Galaxy. You will rarely get the chance to see a mainstream movie as good as this, and it’s definitely one to watch in a theatre.
Oh, and for the record, my favourite character was Groot.