Monday, August 4, 2014

My non-spoilery review of Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy was my number one anticipated movie this year. From the initial trailer, I felt it was going to have a great blend of action, adventure, and humor. It works as a Marvel movie to expand their MCU. It works as an entertaining, fun, and action packed space opera.
The script was great and handled each character incredibly well. The team has incredible chemistry with one another. Each member has their own unique personality but gels with the rest of the team seamlessly. Each Guardian has ample screen time and each member has moments throughout the entire movie which is very rare, possibly better done then even the Avengers. So many good lines and moments with each character, even minor ones.
The threat felt real and urgent. The big bad of the movie felt threatening and, for me, very memorable. Other Marvel movies had a weak villain, either not well developed or not as threatening as they are made out to be, but Ronin was badass.
The pacing was great, I was entertained and on the edge of my seat the entire time.
The action was great and entertaining. A lot of the action/chase scenes were very reminiscent of Indiana Jones. A lof of the space battles felt very Star Wars like. A Visual feast.
And the audio, oh man, the use of music throughout the movie was incredibly well done. Chose great tracks that fit the tone and mood of each scene. An audio feast.
As my number 1 anticipated movie this year, it did not disappoint. You'll tear up, you'll pump your fists, and you'll laugh. It's one of those rare movies that has everything. Memorable characters. Amazing Action. Light-hearted fun. Colorful music and equally colorful visuals. A movie that is a little Avengers, a little Star Wars, a little Indiana Jones and all HEART!!!