Guardians of the Galaxy – Film Review

Thanks to IMAX Melbourne, I recently watched Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. I had no idea what to expect, I never saw a movie trailer before-hand, only posters on bus-stop signs and excited talks on social media about the film’s impending arrival. When I finally saw the film, I understood the hype.

What starts off as an abduction of a child, turns into a story of a lone-wolf, self confessed space idiot, Peter Quill otherwise known as “Star Lord” played by Chris Pratt. Reluctantly joined by bounty hunting duo, Groot and Rocket voiced by Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, a mourning warrior, Drax played by Dave Bautista, and an assassin turned fugitive from her people, Gamora played by Zoe Saldana; these space delinquents team up to become the universes’ unlikely heroes.

Although there is a plot, a lot of this film is based on character development and relationships. Every character in this film goes through their own sense of growth (one, literally) and depth which I found quite refreshing.

Guardians of the Galaxy is light-heartedfunnyquirkykick-ass and entertaining as hell. The visuals? Stunning. The music? AWESOME (also literally). The cast? Superb, each actor shines in their own way and together make this film as marvelous as possible (see what I did there?). Let’s not forget how amazing the costumes and make-up were in this movie! I adore Lee Pace and Karen Gillan, yet both were completely unrecognisable as their characters, Ronan and Nebula!

Guardians of the Galaxy is ABSOLUTELY a MUST-SEE! If you can see it in IMAX 3D, even better! Because everything is bigger and you feel like you’re part of the universe that the characters are trying to save! It has since become my favourite Marvel film to date and I have not stopped listening to the soundtrack since. Now if only they’d hurry up and release more merchandise! I desperately want a mini Groot to call my own! Well done, Marvel. Well done.

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