Guardians of the Galaxy is a great movie! I won't review the movie here, but you can believe the hype. I collected this comic back in the nineties, but I know nothing about this present incarnation (which I think was created in 2008). That's just to say, although there are connections to the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe, you do not have to be a comic book fan to enjoy Guardians. It's on par with any great space adventure movie out there. Yes, even those in that franchise (see my Wednesday posts).
I had three problems with the movie. Two of my problems are two scenes where I said, "He wouldn't have survived that!" It's a fantasy movie so this is a minor gripe, but these scenes stretched credibility and took me out of the film for a few seconds.
My other problem was that it could have been more kid friendly. Guardians does earn its PG-13 rating. Probably more than any other Marvel movie. I don't say this to be a prude, but in case anyone should come across my recommendation of this movie and wonder if they should take little ones. But it would have been nice if they could have figured out a way to make it PG and more accessible to kids. I do have to admit, many of the laughs (and this is a truly funny movie) are possible because of that rating. But come on! Its Guardians of the bleeping Galaxy! It just should have been more kid friendly.
Even with my issues with the movie, I still say this is the best Marvel movie to date. I know that at the theaters in my area there aren't too many show times any more, so if you haven't seen it, go before it's no longer in theaters. Otherwise, you'll have to wait three or four months to see it and that'll suck for you.
I leave you with an illustration of Drax. I based his tattoos on the comic book version, cuz....
|Trapezii of the Galaxy or Drax. Ink and graphite on bristol board, 6x9.|
Great make-up work.
Thanks for looking,