I’m not accepting any arguments to the contrary.
The second thing I’d like to point out is that uuuugggghhhh this is so stupid.
A line from an article written by a professional online journalist. Also the point at which I stopped reading the article.
This stuff bugs me. Just because it’s online doesn’t mean you get to fill your lengthy, 2-page news article with junk sentences like this.
The weird part is how heavily they’re pushing pre-orders of the DVD rather than selling through Vimeo or digital direct.
It’s kinda like someone making a movie about a popular digital video sharing service and insisting you check it out on DVD and not a popular digital video sharing service.
Is optical media even a thing? I feel like I haven’t seen a movie disc since 2012.
I can’t sleep because I have a mild sinus thing going on. This is what you get. I would kill for tacos right now.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you have to go in to it expecting things to be a little different from their source material, but maintaining the “essence” of the characters and this is exactly where Guardians of the Galaxy delivers.
The opening two scenes do this perfectly, setting the tone that this is going to be a fun movie and it’s going to have action and heart. You’re in for a really great ride.
From then on, you’re taken on a pretty typical, but really fun, space adventure. Action, jokes, heroism, fan service, and Groot. You’re not left with a lot of surprises. Peter is lovable and fun, Gamora’s a badass, Drax is a well-intentioned dimwit, Rocket is fun and angry, and Groot is a lovable scene-stealer.
This is not to say that the movie was predictable or not good. Far from it. Guardians of the Galaxy was beginning-to-end exactly what you wanted. For the MCU’s intro to the bigger galactic universe, they did a solid job cramming in a lot of stuff without it feeling overwhelming. We’re shown Knowhere, introduced to the non-human-rocket Nova Corp, properly introduced to the Kree, and given a glimpse in to the politics of it all.
The team dynamic is much more fluid and (I think) much better than Avengers. Each member is given a moment to properly connect with each of the other team members in little really powerful ways.
I walked away with only three issues with Guardians of the Galaxy.
The screening I saw did not have a post-credits sequence. My current conspiracy theory is that Marvel is going to announce something at SDCC that would have been hinted at or spoiled in the post-credits sequence.
Anyway. Go see it. I promise you’ll enjoy it.