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Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby Knight Fisher » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:35 pm

If you're going to see one Marvel movie, see this one.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby church » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:20 am

Yeah, definitely my favorite Marvel movie. Although I was actually surprised at some of the language that made it into the movie, so if you're taking a really young kid you might want to preview it first. All in all though, I would say this is by far the best movie Marvel has made.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby The Top Crusader » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:43 am

I'll need to see it again before I can rank it fairly, but I think after one viewing I'd put it in my top 3 Marvel films. Really good stuff.

Like church said, though... while I've seen plenty of PG-13 movies that've gotten away with worse, there was a little more NAUGHTY LANGUAGE in this than in the typical Marvel film... that caught me a bit off guard but that's only because the other films have only had like 2 or 3 evil words.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby bookworm » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:26 pm

I didn't have much interest in it initially, I'd never even heard of this title before, but since I'm watching Marvel movies now I thought I should see it. I'm doing the Avengers saga in order, but since this is a completely separate thing I went ahead and saw it in the theater.

I found it entertaining, but I'm not sure if I found it enjoyable. That is I liked watching it, but I don't really know if I liked it, if that makes sense.
But then I see every other person in the world is absolutely raving over it, so I’m wondering what I missed.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby The Top Crusader » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:46 pm

I just enjoy seeing Chris Pratt act stupid, myself.

This has a minor tie-in or two to the other films but nothing that seeing it out of sequence would really hinge upon.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby jelly » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:39 am

bookworm wrote:I found it entertaining, but I'm not sure if I found it enjoyable. That is I liked watching it, but I don't really know if I liked it, if that makes sense.
But then I see every other person in the world is absolutely raving over it, so I’m wondering what I missed.

No, actually this is well put. I had the same reaction.

It's not a bad film by any means, it just... lacked something? I mean, it was full of all the same humor we loved in the Avengers, but the humor was so incredibly calculated and scripted that, while never not entertaining, felt somewhat stinted. Did the film really add anything of substance to the Marvel canon? Or was it all just one big exercise of comic relief for the sake of comic relief?

The Top Crusader wrote:I just enjoy seeing Chris Pratt act stupid, myself.

I liked him more in The LEGO Movie. \:D/
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby The Top Crusader » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:29 pm

I would wager it was a huge setup for Avengers 3, where we will likely get Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet against the Avengers and Guardians. They've slowly been unveiling the Infinity Gems since phase one, but this is the first one that talked a little more about them and Thanos did more than smirk in a post credits scene.

All that being said, it's all done in a way that if you aren't familiar with what they are building to, it doesn't seem like it goes anywhere.

I did think it was weird they kind of acted like they were going to reveal Quill's father, but it didn't happen. Presumably in the sequel?

I also liked that Michael Rooker was basically playing the exact same character he did in The Walking Dead, except he was blue. Even had the Southern twang or whatever... >_>
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby Catspaw » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:45 pm

I saw this movie today, and I did enjoy it, but I related to Jelly and bookworm's posts. I didn't leave thinking, "Wow, I really want to see that again soon!" There wasn't any big thing that I thought was wrong with it, but it didn't totally suck me in either. My favourite character was Groot...and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. ;) Should my favourite character be the tree who knows 4 words? Does that mean they did an amazing job with Groot, or a less impressive job with other characters, or some kind of combination? Or maybe I'm just weird. I will not rule that out. ;)

Like Top, I also like watching Chris Pratt act stupid. The man has a gift. \:D/

I saw the movie with my brother, and he had checked online ahead of time to verify that there was a scene at the very end, but he had carefully avoided any spoilers, so we stayed all the way through the credits, and I was a tad underwhelmed at the end scene. It reminded me of Pirates of the Carribean 2, where all that waiting just gets you a few seconds with a dog. ;)
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby bookworm » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:08 pm

Catspaw wrote:he had checked online ahead of time to verify that there was a scene at the very end, ... so we stayed all the way through the credits, and I was a tad underwhelmed at the end scene.
None of my group checked, we took it for granted there would be since it’s a Marvel movie. We sat all the way through going ‘Here we go, Avengers 2 preview!’ and then saw what there was and were like ‘Really?’
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby The Top Crusader » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:21 pm

Well to be fair it was a nod to the first ever Marvel comic property put on the big screen, directed by George Lucas, no less! ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Duck-Speci ... d+the+duck


An Avengers 2 teaser would have been better, though. >_> We got that at the end of Cap 2 but I was hoping there was some short trailer like they have at the end of Cap 1.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:14 am

I thought that Top would be able to add some context to what seemed less than significant to me (thanks!), but I still think that they could have done better. ;) Oh well. Hopefully an Avengers 2 trailer will be coming soon.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby The Top Crusader » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:40 pm

Well really it's something most viewers wouldn't even know, and I can't imagine many people who do know really care about Howard. >_>
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby Anna><> » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:22 pm

The Top Crusader wrote:I just enjoy seeing Chris Pratt act stupid, myself.

This has a minor tie-in or two to the other films but nothing that seeing it out of sequence would really hinge upon.

To be honest Chris Pratt was 90% of the reason I watched this movie and I LOVED it. For a while I was kind of confused with what was going on, but overall the movie was just so funny and the soundtrack was great too.
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby bookworm » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:05 pm

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby Shennifer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:33 am

Just saw this movie last night with a few people, and I definitely enjoyed it. I got a little overwhelmed with some of the action scenes, and trying to catch every plot detail was hard, HOWEVER it was still a good movie and I still connected with it and had emotional moments and laughter and all that jazz
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:32 am

I enjoyed the movie because it just refused to take itself seriously. :mrgreen:
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Postby bookworm » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:03 pm

I rewatched this in preparation for seeing the sequel, looking to get a better read on my feelings for it after a second viewing.

I decided I do like it. It's just so different than anything else that had been in the series so far that I wasn't really sure what to make of it the first time, but now I get what it is.
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