How would I describe Guardians of the Galaxy to the voting committee of the Oscars? As movie of the fucking year! Will they listen? No, probably not because they seem to forget that the purpose of a “movie” is to entertain…and for some reason they feel that Comedies, Action, and basically “Fun” movies can’t possibly be “great”. But then again, these are the same people would would rank the Ferris Wheel as the “best ride at an amusement park” due to it’s lovely scenery…while completely ignoring the Rollercoaster for any kind of consideration. So the question is: What would you rather ride when you go out to have fun– a Ferris Wheel… or a Rollercoaster!!!
A simple plot that stays vibrant and fun the whole way through…filling 2 hours with amaze balls entertainment without over feeling stretched out or stretched thin (insert your own “vagina after birth” joke here). The hold this movie keeps over you is in large part due to the amazingly well written characters– each of which has their own personality that feels distinct, natural, 3-dimensional, and highly entertaining the whole way through. I expected some humor going into this, but I did not expect to actually laugh out loud…especially not as often as I did! The action scenes were engaging and enthralling, while the dialogue was incredibly well crafted for each character. Odd as it is to say: Even the character whose only line is “I am Groot!” managed to have some great creative quips…you’ll have to watch to understand– No spoilers here!
I see about 20 movie premieres a year and my friends often look to me and ask how the film was. My answer is almost always the same: “It was ok…but it isn’t worth the money.” Maybe once or twice a year they will hear this answer: “It is worth the money, you should go see it.” Guardians of the Galaxy IS abso-fucking-lutely worth the money!!! Go see this movie!!!! …unless, of course, you would rather ride the Ferris Wheel– in which case I’m sure Jersey Boys is still contaminating a theater somewhere.
***Let us also not forget about Karen Gillan in spandex. Even blue, bald, black-eyed, and evil… this girl still looks damn good! She can have my blue little babies anytime!
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