Guardians of the Galaxy Review.

On Thursday, I was lucky enough to attend an advance screening of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D.  Being a huge Marvel film fan I was delighted to be invited and of course jumped at the offer to see the film a full week before its UK cinema release… Even if it did mean looking ridiculous and sporting two pairs of glasses in the cinema (glasses wearers feel me when it’s a 3D film yeah?)
I’ll be the first to admit that by watching the films, I know I’ve only touched on a teeny amount of the Marvel universe but with each film I feel myself getting more and more engrossed and wanting to find out more. 
While Avengers Assemble bought together four franchises (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Hulk) which gave us lots of build-up to the events it showed us, GOTG introduces us to a new breed of superheros/A-holes and we watch their relationships with each other develop as they try to save the galaxy because of course somebody, somewhere is looking to destroy a planet.  Marvel films have a habit of intertwining with each other and while this one is fairly standalone (aka hasn’t come from or pulled together other franchises) there are frequent nods to other areas of the Marvel universe – some pretty big ones actually and you could feel the audiences excitement and hear brain mulling over the new information being given.
For me Bradley Cooper’s ‘Racoon’ was the best character whom frequently had the audience in hysterics.  Zoe Saldana is painted green and still looks gorgeous and hot. I really enjoyed Chris Pratt’s performance , he really was the lynch pin of the group and there’s a cheeky topless scene… hello! There’s also a lot of 80’s references which even my ‘never ever watched a Marvel film’ watching friend enjoyed. She’s strictly a chick flick kinda gal.
Overall I’d definitely recommend going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, even if you’re not a Marvel super fan.  There’s something for everyone – drama, romance, lots of fighting…  Ultimately it’s got a kick ass plot and the CGI is of course nothing less than what you’d expect from one of the hottest production companies in the world.  There’s so much I wanted to put into this review regarding characters and my new Marvel based theories but come on, I’m not the spoiling the plot kinda blogger.  I’m living with somebody who won’t even let me discuss it until he’s watched it next week.  Just go and see it, I promise you won’t be sorry!
Guardians of the Galaxy is released in the UK on 31st July 2014. P.S Is anybody way more excited for Avengers 2 now, just me?

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