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A Christopher Nolan movie, this ain’t. Yet don’t let that put you off.
The story revolves around a space scavenger called Peter Quill who finds a special Macguffin which some baddies want. Antics ensue, forcing him to bring together a ragtag bunch of guys who call themselves THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
First of all, the choice to not go down the Nolan “Dark Knight” vibe was extremely beneficial to this movie. Nobody who didn’t read the “Guardians” comics knew who these guys were and so to expect anyone to care about them if the screenwriters made them all moody and dark would be a grievous error.
Secondly, this opened them up to something called comedy. I mean proper COMEDY! I was in fits of laughter during this movie.
Filmmakers go down the dark route with their heroes a lot these days trying to replicate the success of Batman, but because Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot made me laugh so many times, I felt more for them than if they had done an “Amazing Spiderman” and cried in a corner.
This is a proper harken back to the old ways of gun-ho adventures. One can really see “Indy Jones” and “Star Wars” in this film. In fact I’d say that this is what fans were hoping for in the prequels and sequels to both. Not bloody “younglings”!
Plus, watch the movie for its soundtrack!
Recommended scenario: When you’ve had a bad day and need to redeem your hope in “nice” blockbusters.
If what I have written tells you that you would like this film, you can book tickets to see it at your local Cineworld here.