Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Gaurdians of the Galaxy (2014)
It is a fun movie, and for a change just about the right length of time. I usually don't say this, as most movies these days seem so padded as to fill out a two hour plus running time. Guess they figure the public won't complain.
As per the other Marvel movies these days, there's a lot to see in the background, and at least A Yondu makes an appearance. I knew nothing of these Guardians, except that Star-lord made his appearance in a b/w Marvel zine, notable for the first teaming of the X-men team supreme of Byrne, Chris Claremont and Terry Austin. I'd never read any of these comics, either.
I am rather well acquainted with Ronan the Accuser, Thanos and the Collector, and at least two of them looked like their comic book counterparts. That was fun. I hadn't realized that The Collector was also in the second Thor movie.
Anyway, it's a fun movie, and easily one of the better superhero movies. I'll go see the sequel, but I miss the original gang.