Out of this world! | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

By: Cynthia Ayala

One of the highly anticipated films of this year has finally arrived and it does not disappoint.  Guardians of the Galaxy offers laughs and heart that reflect off the well written script and dynamic acting.

080114_2031_Outofthiswo1.pngDirected by: James Gunn

Screenplay by: James Gunn & Nicole Perlman

Based on Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe SaldanaDave BautistaVin DieselBradley CooperLee PaceMichael RookerKaren Gillan

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.ª

Guardians of the Galaxy has finally arrived! This was an amazing and comical movie that delivered laughs and heart to it. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman were given this amazing and complex story. The Guardians of the Galaxy is a classic in the Marvel Universe and has a lot of depth to it because there is this team, from around the galaxy pulled together by one event and this movie pulled it off effortlessly. Gunn and Perlman presented a movie with a strong beginning that tugged at the heartstrings and propelled it forward towards a climatic ending full of hope and laughs. They were able to put in the laughs at the most appropriate moments to lighten the mood and bring the cast and characters together. All in all, it was an effortless story that was just breathtaking. Again it was funny and it was heartwarming.

As for the cast, one word: perfect. This was such a dynamic and well thought out casting. Seriously, good casting is hard work, don’t just grab people with a name and status to make a cast, no you have to have chemistry and a strong dynamic. In this movie, it’s effortless. The cast fit perfectly with one another, and considering one is a raccoon and another is a giant plant, it was just, it was perfect, there are no other words to say that. Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana were stars. They brought their lives together and had this dynamic chemistry with one another giving their scenes together the perfect fluidity of humor to seriousness while maintaining the heart between the characters and the heart of film. It was just such a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Marvel knows how to make to make movies and the writing behind each movie, the casting in this one in particular, was put together so amazingly. This movie was outstanding, perfect, and effortlessly amazing. ★★★ ½ (out of 4 ‘s | A)

ªSynopsis courtesy of MovieFone.com

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