Why Guardians Of The Galaxy Is The Film You Need To See This Weekend

It's the comic book movie with a difference


by Jess Commons |
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What’s this then? Guardians of the Galaxy; the latest comic book 3-D extraordinaire to take our screens this summer.

Another one? It’s not like that, I swear.

Really? Yes really.* Guardians of the Galaxy* is the comic book movie with a difference.

How so? For starters, it’s hilarious. Like really funny. It’s headed up by Chris Pratt who you might know as bumbly tubby guy Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation who is definitely now no longer tubby and is really rather hunky. Mmm. Andy Dwyer. Break me off a piece of that...

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Funny, you were talking about how funny it was. Oh yes. Yes it is really funny. Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, a con artist who somehow ends up in possession of an orb that’s got magical destructive powers. Trouble is, a lot of other people want to get their hands on it as well, most importantly, a chap called Ronan who wants to destroy a planet called Xander becuase he's just that kind of a dude. Anyways, to cut a long story short this ends up with Peter (or ‘Starlord’ as he’s keen on being called) teaming up with Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the daughter of another evil guy who’s been trained to be a humn weapon, Rocket (Bradley Cooper) a racoon who’s the result of a scientific experiment, Groot (Vin Diesel) a verbally challenged tree, and Drax, the biggest fricking dude you’ve ever seen in your life (he's played by Dave Bautista a WWE fighter who, side note; I saw him in real life once and he couldn’t even fit through a door). Together, this merry band of idiots (except Gamora; Gamora's not an idiots, she's a kickass no nonsense all round wicked lady) team up to keep the orb from Ronan and his evil sidekick Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Right. Anything else? OMG the soundtrack. It's SO good. It’s all based on this mix tape that Peter’s mum gave him when she was dying called Awesome Mix Vol. 1 which he now carries with him everywhere. It’s got 10CC, Marvin Gaye, and David Bowie, plus a whole other bunch of bangers. Check out the rest below.

So I’m guessing you enjoyed it then? SO much. It’s the most fun we’ve had in a cinema since we snogged that boy from Year 11 all the way through American Pie: The Wedding back in high school.

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Too much information. What are the real life critics saying? This is where we’ll put in a grown-up critics opinion but reviews are embargoed at this point so will put in at later date

What are we saying? Just go, go and see it. Even if you think comic book films aren’t your thing, we feel pretty safe telling you that there's no way you won't have a whale of a time the whole way through the two hour run time (that’s how long a comic book movie needs to be Amazing Spiderman 2 guys). It’s witty, slapstick and there’s some really beautiful special effects that are mesmerising to watch – again, even if you don’t think you like 3-D, it’s probably worth going for that option, if just to see the blockade the police form against Ronan’s ship. So yes, take some pals, forget about all the rubbish stuff going on and just have fun for two hours.

Guardians of the Galaxy is in cinemas now

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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