Opening Today: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” (8/1/2014)

I’ve said for awhile that is was time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get more cosmic and what better way to do it than to bring “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” to the big screen in the teams live-action debut. Check out the poster below and then we can discuss a little deeper.

The Premise: I will not even defer to the film’s Wiki entry because their plot reveals too much for me to share in this new broadcast post but essentially the film features a disparate and rag tag group of unlikely heroes from numerous worlds and species. When Thanos dispatches a dangerous henchman Ronan The Accuser to retrieve an artifact that he needs they band together and realize that they can help protect the galaxy from threats of this kind. The trailers have shown that there is a healthy dose of tongue in cheek comedic lines to be found in the film but I am okay with that since Marvel always did have a sense of humor when it was necessary. I don’t think we will be getting slapstick here so don’t worry. I like what I have seen so far and I really enjoyed the original Guardians team that had Starhawk, Charlie – 27, Martinex and Vance Astro so I am hopeful that this does the task that it is supposed to and expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos where so much more cool stuff awaits its fans. Can Captain Marvel or Adam Warlock be far from making appearances or am I dreaming while typing this narrative for you. Only time will tell. Readers might be interested in learning that while the film is only opening up today is the everywhere sense, they have already confirmed that we shall see a sequel. I think I know where “Avengers 3” will be heading. So let’s take a look at the cast and tell me my friends will you see this film? What are your hopes? Please no spoilers if you have somehow been lucky enough to see it somewhere.

The Cast:
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Vin Diesel as Groot
Bradley Cooper as Rocket
Lee Pace as Ronan
Michael Rooker as Yondu
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael
Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector:
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Ophelia Lovibond as Carina, the Collector’s aide
Peter Serafinowicz as Nova Corps officer
Laura Haddock, Gregg Henry, Stephen Blackehart, Emmett J. Scanlan, Marama Corlett, Alexis Rodney, Melia Kreiling, and Spencer Wilding have been cast in unspecified supporting roles
Fred the Dog appears as Cosmo
Cameos in the film include: James Gunn as a Sakaaran; Stan Lee as a Xandarian Ladies’ Man; Lloyd Kaufman;Nathan Fillion as an inmate; and Rob Zombie as the voice of the Ravager Navigator

Fans can learn more about the film via its official wiki entry but be advised that this usually features too many spoilers for my own liking and you might want to curb that click until you see the film. Of course go ahead if you don’t care at all.

Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_%28film%29

There are a lot of cool trade paperbacks that feature The Guardians Of The Galaxy for you to enjoy and while some of them feature different iterations of the characters I think you will like them just the same.

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