Saturday, August 9, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

IMDb plot summary: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Directed by James Gunn. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper.

At this point, this is my favorite Marvel superhero movie (I had to think for a bit about whether I liked it better than Iron Man, but I'm going to go with yes). It's what I wanted The Avengers to be: a light-hearted adventure with delightful characters and some surprisingly moving emotional moments. And I knew pretty early on I was going to love it. Specifically, the moment where Chris Pratt dances through the alien cave. The humor running throughout this movie gives it a wonderful sense of play and makes it truly a delight to watch. This is exactly how I like my superhero movies. More like this, please!

4.5 stars.

Flickchart: #284 out of 2197, below Saving Mr. Banks and above Jean de Florette.

1 comment:

Sam said...

I'd also link that scene at the end here, which is pretty much the cutest thing ever, but it keeps getting taken down from YouTube.