What would you do if the galaxy was suddenly threatened by unfathomable evil and threat of destruction? I mean, more than it already is.
Would you risk your life to protect others? Would you do it for the right price? Do you have a business card?
I’m asking for a friend. They live in a different galaxy. You don’t know them.
The heroes in the new Marvel film #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy (the hashtag is silent) or Guardians of the Galaxy if you’re old-school, do all of that and more, but this time with feeling.
Basically, they’re out there saving your ass right now and you don’t even know. Let that sink in.
Now stop right there you say, the Guardians of the Galaxy are just characters in a comic book, introduced to a new generation through Disney synergy (see, the awesome Marvel cartoons on Disney XD that featured appearances by the Guardians), and then put on the biggest screen possible to provide you, the moviegoer, as much entertainment as you have ever received from the price of a ticket. The Guardians of the Galaxy are just that, right? They aren’t real. Right?
Whatever lets you sleep at night.
However, consider this: The universe is infinite, and if that is the case than anything, possibly allthethings is possible, and who are we to argue with science? What are we, creationists?
The point isn’t whether or not the Guardians of the Galaxy are real, which they totally are, but whether or not the actors portraying them in the movie, which opened today, do a good job in capturing what it is that makes them tick—or the things they make that also tick, because explosions, and the answer is yes. Yes, the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy is super. Super with a capital Super. No cape required.
Also, WE ATTENDED THE WORLD PREMIERE OF GUARDIANS OF THE MOTHERF’N GALAXY, PEOPLE. Apparently tickets for the galaxy premiere were hard to come by, which is fair.
So what do you want to know about the movie? Was it full of action? Yes. Was it a non-stop thrill ride that you loved from the moment it started until forever and ever? Yes. Was it very, very funny? Yes. Is there cursing and violence that might scare/scar younger children? Sure, but scars heal and a bit of bad language is great for building character. Everybody knows that.
The point is, Guardians of the Galaxy is Hollywood at its best, and it showed us the wow, repeatedly, and it never got awkward.
Attention movie-makers: This is how you make a superhero movie. This is how you make a sci-fi movie. This is how you make an action film. This is how you make a comedy, a buddy picture, stuff with morals and lessons, totally awesome soundtracks, and this is how you put butts in seats and fill them up with popcorn.
We liked it. A lot.
Thank you, Guardians of the Galaxy, wherever you are.