Watch ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Now, Thank Me Later [VIDEO]
Posted on August 6, 2014
Over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s biggest gamble yet, stormed movieplexes with record-breaking returns. So should you go see it? Yes. Go now. Read my reasoning for why on the way there. Thank me when it’s all over.
If you haven’t heard the premise, Guardians of the Galaxy fashions itself as a new age Star Wars, bringing together the most unlikely team of narcissistic criminals to avert the galaxy’s destruction. Chris Pratt plays “Peter Quill” or “Starlord”, an earth man with a penchant for classic Top 40 and lying. Zoe Saldana plays “Gamora”, one of the galaxy’s top assassins who refuses to dance. Dave Bautista plays “Drax the Destroyer” a lethal fighter that can’t understand that he could lose a fight. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper provide voice-over work for bounty hunters “Groot” and “Rocket Raccoon” respectively; one, a tender-hearted living tree whose vocabulary is limited to “I am Groot” and the other, a genetically-engineered mammal who is a tech whiz, gun lover, and has serious inadequacy issues. Sounds like a winning team if I’ve ever heard of one.