Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

All the spoilers all the time.  You have been warned!

My Thoughts While Watching:

What is wrong with Giving Tree here…. I laugh because my Son bought me The Giving Tree for a birthday one year and I tried to understand the meaning behind it – like that kid took EVERYTHING from the tree. Like it gave EVERYTHING until there was nothing left to make sure his boy was fine and safe… Wait. Aw…wait.  I get it now that I am writing it.

The only truly selfless Super Hero is Groot.  Seriously, I will fight you if you say otherwise.

That moment when he releases the fireflies – the beauty during the ravage.

Are all heros orphans?

The credits should say “Bradly Cooper, VOICE of Rocket”

By far the best soundtrack of any Marvel movie.

Rankings through this movie:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man
  • The Avengers
  • Captain America: First Avenger
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Thor 1
  • Iron Man 2
  • Hulk

Some Interviews and Extra Video:

IMDB Synopsis: <Insert IMDB for movie>

Starring:

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana Gamora
Dave Bautista Dave Bautista Drax
Vin Diesel Vin Diesel Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace Lee Pace Ronan
Michael Rooker Michael Rooker Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan Karen Gillan Nebula
Djimon Hounsou Djimon Hounsou Korath
John C. Reilly John C. Reilly Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close Glenn Close Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro Benicio Del Toro The Collector
Laura Haddock Laura Haddock Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn Sean Gunn Kraglin / On Set Rocket

Director: James Gunn

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My ranking scores –

0-19 Levels of: Ugh

20-39 Levels of: Meh (aka I cannot reach the remote)

40-59 Levels of: I don’t hate it?

60-85 Levels of: That was solid.

86-100 Levels of: I Loved It!

I rank this movie a 99! Yes, I still think it deserves that high of a rating!

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Trailer:

Additional Movie Info:

It received a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91% Fresh.  It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 92% liking it.  Average Rating: 4.41/5 with a number of User Ratings: 254,604.

Movie Reviews:

Specs:  Release date: 1 August 2014 (USA) / Runtime: 121 minutes / Budget: $170M

IMDB Trivia:

  • Vin Diesel recorded all his lines in several different languages, including Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French, so that they could use his real voice in the film around the world.
  • James Gunn explained that the reason why Groot freezes when Drax catches him dancing, is because he knows Drax disapproves of it.
  • When The Collector shows a recording of previous owners of the Infinity Stones, the being who uses the Power Stone to destroy a planet, is Eson the Searcher, a Celestial that appeared in the comic book Eternals #9 in 1977.
  • The casting of Howard the Duck was the idea of Editor Fred Raskin. Kevin Feige loved it, James Gunn recalled, “He couldn’t stop laughing every time he saw it, he was like, ‘We’re f*****g crazy!'”
  • The orb stolen by Quill contains one of the Infinity Stones, more accurately, the Power Stone. In the 1990s comics, Drax was a member of the Infinity Watch (together with Adam Warlock, Gamora, Moondragon, and Pip the Troll). Each member of the Watch protected one of the stones: -Adam Warlock – Soul Stone. -Gamora – Time Stone. -Moondragon – Mind Stone. -Pip the Troll – Space Stone. -Drax the Destroyer – Power Stone. -Thanos – Reality Stone (secret guardian until “The Infinity Crusade”).
  • About 45 minutes into this movie, Gamora says she doesn’t know what the stone is, but in Avengers End Game she, Thanos and Nebula past and future Nebula are all looking for the stones before Quil procured the stone in this film.
  • When Groot and Rocket capture Quill and Gamora, Rocket tells Groot to get him, referring to Quill. Despite the use of a male pronoun, Groot mistakenly aims for Gamora instead, who is a female. This implies that Groot does not understand gender, and may in fact be of a genderless species.
  • When the Collector is showing the Guardians the history of the Infinity Stone, Groot puts his fingers through a hologram of the Tesseract (also an Infinity Stone).

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