REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy

Holster your lasers; this is one for the books!

Very rare do you walk out of a cinema and feel like turning right back around for a second viewing; especially after a Marvel superhero movie… Don’t get me wrong, Marvel has made some incredible films over the years, but like the popcorn stuffed down the back of your seat, they’re getting a little stale, and harder to chew.

Rest assured, the palate won’t deny this tasty morsel of a movie. The decision to take five unknown characters out of this world, and thrust them into a universe rich with character and depth was a recipe for excitement!

Declared as Star Wars for the next generation, Guardians of the Galaxy stars Peter Quill, aka Starlord (Chris Pratt) as a complete lark, replicating Han Solo with comedic timing, and rebellious swagger. You immediately fall for his character as he fumbles and jokes in and out of space trouble, trying to keep possession of an extremely mysterious orb of immense worth, and power.

The stunningly green Gamora (Zoe Sedana) has her own agenda as she hunts down Quill, aiming to seize the orb; while Rocket (Bradley Cooper), the lovable, quick-witted raccoon, and his sidekick, Groot (Vin Diesel) fight to abduct Quill to collect the bounty on his head.

The four become entangled in a public foray, before being sent to the desolate space prison: Kyln, where they meet the final character to join the posse: Drax the Destroyer, played by WWE wrestler Dave Batista, who is surprisingly incredible!

Through much tribulation, and occasional triumph, these unruly misfits join forces to keep the Orb from falling into villainous hands. It’s hard not to feel as though you are traveling alongside them, becoming immersed in galaxies layered with breathtaking settings, and special effects.

Truly a movie for all the senses, and 3D viewing is a must!

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