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Monday, 18 August 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [2014]

Disney took a huge risk producing a big budget comic book movie based on a little known Marvel comic book.  They took even a bigger risk by enlisting the unhinged James Gunn to direct Chris Pratt in the lead role.
Fortunately Guardians Of The Galaxy succeeds in nearly every way possible.
The final film in Marvel's Phase Two before Avengers: Age Of Ultron, GOTG sets up for a larger story to be seen in Phase 3 but holds up well on it's own.  Gunn blends his trademark wackiness quite well into a comfy balance of humor, heart and action all neatly placed in the correct spots of the narrative to keep things in check.  It's a fast-paced wildly imaginative treat that feels like Farscape buggered The Fifth Element up the arse to the musical sounds of the 70's.

4 great heroes named Kevin Bacon out of 5

3 comments:

Neg said...

Did you just place Kevin Bacon in the same universe as the word hero? o_O

cuckoo77 said...

XD They did.

I only used it in there as Neg bait.

...and it worked. :smug:

I was going to use 4 turd blossoms out of 5 but...

...well...Neg bait.

Neg said...

Well played~ On both of your parts.