Guardians of the Galaxy
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
I disliked the comic book and had low hopes for the film, but this was fun, with a bigger-than-usual dose of humor to help the whole thing go more smoothly. Marvel really is exercising a high degree of quality control in their film projects, and since this one is (strangely to me) the center of the next wave of their pictures, they needed it to play well and become a hit. It does, and it has. The villains are not terribly compelling, but all of the heroes are likeable and I look forward to seeing more of them in the future.
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
I only have a small complaint - and it's do to the time limitations of movies - it's hard for me to buy they were so self-sacrificial for their friends so shortly after meeting one another. I can see Rocket and Groot, but not the rest. I do buy they'd do it for other reasons: to save another sentient being or the galaxy. But not for friendship yet.
Other than that man! What a ride! I rented it when it became available and watched it for the two days I had it. Marvel is winning and winning big. I've never seen a studio do this in this manner and win. Pixar did a genre but Marvel is doing it's own brand. Would like to know how comic book sales have gone in the past 10 years.
Scott Hardie: I agree that the bond of friendship came too strong too fast. But I also think that all five heroes felt very alone before meeting each other (Rocket and Groot being alone together), and so their fast bonding may have happened in part because this was the first time in a long time that any of them had felt like someone else was worth caring about and worth helping. So many people in that setting were awful and irredeemable and not worth knowing, but these five had good hearts under their tough exteriors, so maybe they sensed kindred spirits in one another? − January 1, 2015 more by Scott