I never thought Marvel could bring Guardians of The Galaxy to the big screen. I mean, c’mon, let’s face it… The GOTG are one of the lesser known comic book characters, even I don’t really know most of them. Well, except for Rocket.
To be honest, I wasn’t really excited for this movie. When they first announced that they were going to make it into a film, I was like “Guardians of The Galaxy? Who are they?”. So, I looked them up on the internet to see if they were interesting enough for me to watch them on the big screen. I didn’t think that they were worth watching at all. Who would want to see a Space bandit, a talking raccoon, a massive walking tree from Lord of The Rings, a green alien with tattoos out for revenge and an adopted daughter of a mad titan in a live-action film? I honestly would, if I was actually familiar with them. And since not everyone knows who they are, it makes it kinda weird for marvel to include this film into their cinematic universe (MCU). I was even more excited when I heard the rumors that they were going to make a Black Panther movie than I was when I found out about Guardians of The Galaxy. I even told myself that this movie was going to suck and that it would be just another flop. Plus the fact that they cast Dave Bautista, (otherwise known as Batista in WWE) who, in my opinion, does not know how to act, to play the role of Drax “which is one of the major characters of the film”, was a turn off for me. Was it a good decision to give him the role? I don’t know. Yes, he is buff and that would fit the role of Drax perfectly, but acting wise? I am not so sure about that.
Then I saw the trailer.
It was pretty badass! It even has a different feel to it. They didn’t really showcase Dave Bautista’s acting skills but they did show a few scenes of him fighting, which was good enough for me. The trailer made me feel like I was wrong to doubt Marvel. All the characters looked amazing! Especially the graphics! I was in awe of the trailer. Then suddenly a lot of rumors that made me even more thrilled to see the movie started to pop out about Thanos being in the movie, GOTG having a major tie-up with Avengers, Michael Rooker will be playing a blue-skinned alien named Yondu (Who doesn’t like Rooker? He was awesome in the Walking dead!), and so on and so forth. I am confident that this movie will be a blockbuster hit.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Guardians of The Galaxy has just released a 5-minute trailer full of EPIC intergalactic awesomeness! If you want to see the trailer, click the link below!
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan.
Guardians of The Galaxy will hit the cinemas on July 31, 2014.