It starts off with a blast, and from then on it just keeps going and going. And going. It's a mesh of people and events, a mixture of spacey action and varied wanders featuring a villainous semi-God on search for an orb, an infinity stone (that sounds somewhat familiar... and I feel like I've seen that collector somewhere too... could these guys have something to do with the Green Lantern?) and a not too heroic gathering of characters who by circumstance end up working together and, as you may guess from the title, end up saving the galaxy!
What the title may not tell you is if they actually survive this lethal ordeal on which they have set forth, but that's up for you to find out! Go watch this groovy movie! If you wish, that is.
The world - or rather gathering of worlds - reminds me a bit of Star Wars. The creatures that populate it are a mixture of humans and other mostly humanoid critters, though there are plenty of other interesting forms. Plenty of space. Plenty of vast and strange places, all glimpsed through a fastly-paced plot full of awesome battles, creative devices and a script that leaves you intrigued enough, even if the fights are what really hook you in.
There's a bad ass bounty hunter, there is one evil villain, there is Batista as one of the main characters (!), and I think they said something about Vin Diesel in the (very stylish) intro, but I'm not sure I spot him... the movie leaves me feeling pleasantly awesome though, a bit like I felt after I'd seen John Carter. It had amazing special effects too, with details that make me wish I had a bigger screen.
If you wonder about the score: predictability and stereotypes lower it a bit, but the overall experience was still one out of this world! For anyone who likes sci-fi, action and/or Marvel movies in general, it's a much recommended watch.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle
I watched the second one yesterday, and just had to give this one another go too.
Crazy how much this evolved between the first and second volume.
The first felt more like Matrix and Underworld than it did the Guardians. Darker. More authentic sometimes, but also with a more supernatural feel to it than a spacey one. Or with a more sinister one - like when they're at the space-place junkshop. Or am I just talking out of my ass? It feels like the new is pimped out with special and spacey effects in comparison anyway, and with a whole new vibe too. Familiar but new.
It starts with a sad moment, and space, you're drawn in right away.
And there's Vin Diesel! Don't miss him. ;) Great cast too, both old and new.
The first was awesome, but the second... it's a notable jump beyond it!
Feels like they really found their space age soul with this one.
rated 4.5/5: almost awesome