In this Lego mash-up, Peter Quill, Han Solo, and Malcolm Reynolds discuss the age-old question of “Who shot first?”
As epic terrors imperil the cosmos, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson, and the newly cyberneticized John E. O. Stevens blaze across the heavens wielding wit, fortitude, and implausibly potent weapons of dubious origin to discuss the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Hoarsemen share their opinions on the movie (SPOILER ALERT), then turn their attentions to the comics which spawned it. Fred wrestles with the convoluted continuity of Marvel’s cosmic playground, while life-long readers John and Jeff endure the dual threats of retcon and reboot. Why was the first iteration of Jason Quill such a jackass? Will we ever see Mantis on the big screen? And can anyone defeat Taserface!
As usual, the chaotic cosmic conversation concludes with the customary captivating chronicles of Culture Consumed. (Long-time Marvel fans, see what I did there?)
The celestial vastness awaits! Quickly! Before the spacetime continuum is torn asunder!
Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.
REVIEW SYNOPSIS: The newest entry of in the Marvel umbrella is a breezy and deliberately cheesy space opera that uses its cast and soundtrack music to exceptional effect despite being perhaps too slight and uneven in its pacing during the final third.
SYNOPSIS: A group of outlaws and ne’er-do-wells, led by earthling Peter Quill, become the targets of a manhunt by both the Nova Corps and Ronan the Accuser after stealing a powerful artifact.
PROS: Strong characters and well-constructed action; clever script; knowing direction; exceptional soundtrack.
CONS: Occasionally too glib, which hampers potential depth; muddled pacing between the second and third acts; one or two elements that strain credulity even for comic book movies.
It’s hard to know when exactly Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest entry in Marvel’s infinite pantheon of comic book properties coming soon to a theater near you, wins over its audience fairly early—the precredit sequence, in which a spaceship abducts a young Peter Quill shortly after his mother’s death, perhaps jars when considered with the rest of the movie—but, for this particular critic, comes when the Kree bounty hunter Korath (Djimon Hounson) confronts the 30-year-old Quill (Chris Pratt) as he attempts to steal an artifact from ruins on the planet Morag. When Quill identifies himself as “Star-Lord,” Korath stares in puzzlement. “Star-Lord, man,” Quill says, his voice filled with petulance. “Legendary outlaw? Ah, forget it.” Then he attempts an escape that, as the movie progresses, makes him the most wanted legendary outlaw in the galaxy.
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Two big films released new trailers this week and we have an interesting looking film for you as well as a TV show. Mount your double-wide on blocks and check out this installment of the Trailer Park!
The first trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film is here! And it looks like it’s being played as an action/ comedy.
The description (from Trailer Addict)…
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Holy cow, what a star-studded cast! Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (voice of Groot), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Benicio Del Toro (Taneleer Tivan / The Collector), Djimon Hounsou (Korath the Pursuer), Michael Rooker (Yondu), John C. Reilly (Rhomann Dey), and Glenn Close (Commander Rael).
Even cooler: writing credits include James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, Steve Englehart, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning, among others.
Watch the trailer below…
How do you follow up The Avengers, amovie that currently hold the number 3 spot in the list of all-time top worldwide grossing films? Well, if you’re Marvel, you announce your next set of films at Comi Con! That’s just what they’ve done.