All heroes start somewhere.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 
2014 | Color | 121 Minutes | 2.35.1 | PG-13 | Action | Dolby Digital | Marvel Studios

James Gunn

James Gunn
Nicole Perlman

Chris Pratt
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Michael Rooker

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world.

In my heart, I really wanted Marvel to strike lightning twice. See I never really read Iron Man but when the movie came out I was blown away. Again with Guardians never read the books. When Marvel put the word out that they were going to do this movie at the time it was a risk. Sure it was a summer smash that I waited to blind buy on Blu-Ray. Maybe that was the wrong thing to do. See this movie did not strike lightning twice for me and I think it is because I did not see it on the big screen. 

I love the fact that another horror movie director gets a shot at a big budget movie. James Gunn has come a long way from his Troma days and his first feature  "Tromeo and Juliet." and let's not forget "Slither" and the fact that he wrote the new "Dawn of the Dead". So like Sam Rami (Spiderman) before him it is really cool to see all of this do well.

Lloyd Kaufman on the left
The movie is beautiful, the location contrast works very well in the movie and draws you into the story. The charters are fun and team up very well. At times, I felt wrong thinking that a green female was that good looking. Thier were a few cameos like Rob Zombie voicing the Ravager Navigator, Gunn's buddy Nathan Fillion shows up as a prisoner as well as Lloyd Kaufman the man that gave him his start. And plenty of Marvel Easter eggs for all the fanboys. I admit it I missed Howard the Duck the first time around and look forward to seeing him in the next movie. Yes, I read Howard the Duck growing up.

The soundtrack recently went platinum with a mix of 70's and 80's tunes. The big song being "Hooked on a Feeling."  This first film soundtrack ever to reach number one without a single original song. It was nominated for 2015 GRAMMY Awards for Best Soundtrack.

In the end, I liked Guardians I just did not love it like all my buddy's. They have seen it more than once some even more. I may sit through it again someday before the sequel hits the big screen. 

Starlord sorry I give you...

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Gulp, I liked Godzilla better sorry!


  1. I just watched it for the 3rd time last weekend, my first time seeing it not on the big screen. It's got a lot more punch in IMAX but I love the characters so much and the look of the movie.


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