Hey what’s up folks , I’m back to shed some insight on a little movie you might of heard of that was released last week by the name of Guardian of the Galaxy, which I saw on opening night and was absolutely blown away (no surprise to me), and yes I am going to see it yet again today. I know within myself that immediately after watching a film and I am already thinking of when to see it yet again that the film is pretty awesome, apparently in others agree as well. The Guardians of the Galaxy was a film some critics deemed a “risk” for Marvel ha!!! It has been reported by Deadline that Guardians earned $37.95 million on its Friday showing, including $11.2 million from Thursday late opening night showings. Deadline predicted, depending on family movie going today, that Guardians could pull in between $92.5 million and $95.5 million throughout the weekend, making it a challenger to Captain America: The Winter Soldier which still stands as my favorite movie of the year with Guardians now at 2 for me. I found it amusing that bloggers and critics deemed this film a risk, because anyone that has paid attention to what Marvel is and has been doing has to understand one important thing that has been evident since Iron Man 1 and that is they have a clear plan and fantastic vision as to what they want to do and where they are going with their cinematic universe. Yes these are a cast of unknown weird characters yet that is what Marvel needs to add flavor to their ever growing cinematic universe, there are people like me who is open to different and nontraditional heroes and who love following a story that is intriguing that connects to a larger purpose which is what Marvel is gong and then there are the fans who are into characters because they are weird and different and lastly there are the causal movie goers who may be a fan of Chris Pratt(Star Lord) or Zoe Saldana , Vin Diesel or Batistc who want to see the film for those purposes. To this day Guardians stands as the highest grossing film of all time during the month of August and Internationally, Guardians of the Galaxy raked in $66 million in some 42 international markets, making it the top release around the globe. Thus far, the film has grossed $160 million worldwide.
This film is absolutely amazing as well as the funniest Marvel film to boot. Director James Gunn did a masterful job in drawing the movie goers into this wondrous yet fascinating universe and in doing so introducing all of the odd yet very interesting characters to the screen in a way that both makes sense yet flows easily within the dynamics of the film. Gunn pulled off a fete that was not easy, he made a film based around three on screen actors in Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Batista and a two key characters who are CGI in Groot voiced by Vin Diesel and Rocket the Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper whose character stole the show, going in I heard reports that Rocket was the man in the film and I walked away feeling that way. Two things that stand out to me about his film is 1 the music I love classic R&B music so when I heard music from some of my favorite artist in Jackson 5(I am a huge Michael Jackson fan) “I want you back “and Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell “Aint no mountain High enough” I felt truly added to the uniqueness to the film. I loved how Chris Pratt’s character was using mix tapes since he when abducted in the 80’swhich brought a feeling of nostalgia and good times for me because back in the 90’s growing up , I would create my R&B mixes with cassette tapes. One of the other many elements of he film that stood out to me was the comedy, yet the comrade between the cast who were brought together in the film to share the cost of a stone which happens to be one of the Infinity Stones which Thanos, last seen at the end of Avengers, is pursuing. There are 6 stones Earth in Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space and Time, see picture and video below to get the scoop on why those stones are so coveted throughout the Marvel Universe
The film opens up with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) as a child growing up in the 80’s who finds that his mother is dying and when she passes he races into the night falling to the ground in tears ultimately finding himself in clear sight of an alien space craft which teleport him and thereafter proceeds to launch back into space where he grows to became familiar with the extraterrestrial as well as the unknown. He comes in contact with Gamora (Zoe Saldona ) who is a trained assassin and adopted daughter of the mad titian Thanos who makes his appearance in the film, and although I want to see more of him his presence was felt throughout the story. The moment he enters the screen you get the feeling that when this saga hits its conclusion in Avengers 3 Thanos is going to be hell do deal with, whether he gets a hold of all infinity stones or not.
Just as mentioned in the video we have seen 4 out of the above six Infinity stones thus far in Avengers, Thor 2 as well as Guradians of the Galaxy see below.
I was extremely impressed with Wrestler Dave Batista as Drax the Destroyer who was amazing in the film, as he seeks vengeance for the death of his family from Ronan the Accuser who works in conjunction with Thanos in obtaining the stone that the Guardians seek. Groot is a second favorite to me in the film; he was funny yet filled with heart. It was interesting to see Groot in battle to say he is their big gun a la Hulk, is an understatement; Rocket the Raccoon was so funny, yet there was a great balance of emotion and theatrical drama with the character, I feel he will get his own spinoff to explain his origin which was slightly touched upon in the film. All 5 individuals were brought together after being arrested by the Nova Corps, who are an intergalactic military force who strive to uphold peace and protection throughout the galaxy. After escaping prison Quill, Gamora, Groot, Drax and Rocket form an unlikely alliance to attain the stone Quill sought for himself earlier in the film however after finding out how powerful the stone is and what it could do in the wrong hands they seek to recapture the stone not for their own purpose but for the sake of the Galaxy and return it to the Nova Corps.
Needless to say after a show down with both Ronan the Accuser and Nebula(Karen Gillan,) the other adopted daughter of Thanos, the Guardians prevail and all in turn have tuned in a colossal hit which now has been given the green light for a sequel as it was announced at Comic con by Chris Pratt and James Gunn prior to the film’s world wide release that Guardians of The Galaxy 2 will be released on July 17, 2017, which will fall in line with all of Marvel’s next phase of films such as Doctor Strange , as well as the soon to be announced Black Panther film that is sure to be in Marvel plans. The Guardians movie leaves the fans with a bit of mystery involving Quill’s father who has been revealed in the film to be an alien being, which will no doubt be touched upon in the next film. Here are Feige’s thoughts during an interview with IGN news:
On who is Quill’s father?“There can be no doubt that the answer to that question will play out significantly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The comic offers up one possible answer of course, but there's no guarantee the movies will follow the same path.
"I think it's pretty important," Feige confirmed when we touched the implications of this story thread. "I think there's a reason we seeded it at the very end of the film like that. I think that would certainly be part of a next Guardians adventure. Certainly, that would be part of it."
As to whether Quill's parentage may be addressed prior to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Feige said that they "would wait for the next Guardians adventure."
On if the Avengers will meet the GOTG?
“You know, the fun about The Avengers, as we we're gearing up to that, was 'how would Tony Stark deal with goody two-shoes Steve Rogers in World War II?'" Feige said when asked how The Avengers would get along with the Guardians. "What would Tony Stark think of a Norse god who wields a hammer? The brilliance of Joss [Whedon] was having fun with that. So who knows if and when these guys would ever connect, but it is fun thinking about, how would Steve Rogers react to Rocket? Or, you're right, Drax couldn't even have a conversation with Tony Stark! [Laughs] I have a theory that the more time Drax spends with Peter Quill, the more he's going to start to learn, perhaps, that people aren't always as literal as his species would assume."
We can look forward to seeing that transition take place in the continued Guardians adventures. Who knows, maybe by the time Drax hits Terra he'll be more than ready for Stark.”
Translation …. Yes this is going to happen, I knew it from the start and it will happen in Avengers 3, so what does the rest of the cast as well and the director James Gunn feel about this possible team up see video below!
Marvel President Kevin Fegie is doing an astonishing job with what he has done with Marvel’s universe from Iron Man all the way to what we are witnessing now; there are so many different avenues for Marvel to go with their universe. As a fan and someone who seeks to show his vision to the world it’s truly inspiring to see into that extraordinary Universe that he has created with the rest of Marvel Entertainment. Let’s take a look back at what Marvel’s first 2 phases brought which will result in a continued thrill ride for years to come.