One rainy night while on vacation this past summer we snuck out to see a movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. It was the best choice available at the time, although I really wasn’t excited about seeing a comic book movie with a talking raccoon. I mean how desperate can you get to sell a movie, right? A talking raccoon?
The movie is really not what you might expect. Yes, it is modeled similar to a Raiders of the Lost Ark
But it is accompanied by the best classic song mix and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s really funny!
From the very beginning it was a little bit different, not your usual Marvel Super Hero story. You knew this would be a fun, hip movie from this intro below… but what about the story?
And beware.. of the “pelvic sorcery in this fun intro….”
See what I mean about the music?
The song, “Come And Get Your Love” really sticks with you.
Meet Peter Quill. He was abducted by aliens right after his mother died when she gave him her favorite Mixed Tape from back in the 70’s. He grew up a kinda misfit outlaw, stole all my dance moves from that era, and soon came known by another name….. almost.
… Star Lord. He is young and hip, misunderstood and not at all a fan of Ninja Turtles….
Through a series of misadventures he steals some sort of destructive orb that lots of people want. After beating each other up he teams up with a band of outlaws trying to break out of jail, calling themselves the Guardians Of The Galaxy!
Introducing Ana,Now anyone old enough to follow Star Trek knows the effects a green woman can have on a man, namely one James T. Kirk. Turns out this chameleon was also the main blue female character in Avatar as well as playing Uhura on the new Star Trek movies. She is adventurous in any color, handcuffs or not.
There is also Drax
This maniac was in prison with our other heroes. The antagonist in the movie killed his family and he is seeking revenge. He comes from a planet where everyone is quite literal. And it makes for a lot of fun in the movie. Check it out here….
There is also the talking raccoon who is a genetic experiment and he travels with another experiment, a living tree that doubles as his ‘muscle’. The tree is known as ‘Groot’, played by Vin Diesel, and that’s all he ever says.
There is also the mandatory bad guy…
Along with some more white, black and blue bad guys..
All in all, it is a real fun movie and I really really recommend it. Like I said, it is not your typical Marvel comic book story. Its adventure and some unexpected great laughs (I love to laugh) and some awesome ‘Mixed Tape’ selections for a classic sound track. …although I am so ruining the plot for you here today, aren’t I?
No, that’s not the dance off. Its at the end with Baby Groot (I’ll let that plot twist marinate for a while). This is dance off is accompanied by the best dancer ever…none other than Michael Jackson…
Yes, we are in good hands in our galaxy with Marvel and some Guardians taking care of us! Go pick it up this weekend..
….and it’s so great having kids so I can be a kid again too. :)
Have a good week everyone! And I want you back!