Guardians of the Galaxy’s risky premise pays off

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Title: Guardians of the Galaxy

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Dave Batista

Plot: Peter Quill (Pratt) is an adventurer who specializes in the theft of intergalactic
artifacts. After stealing a mysterious orb, a series of events begin that lead Quill to
teaming up with four inmates – a gun slinging raccoon (Cooper), a trained alien assassin
(Saldana), a warrior; blood thirsty for vengeance (Batista), and a tree-like humanoid
creature (Diesel) in order to take down the evil Ronan, a radical who has plans to destroy
the universe.

Why see it: Although the thought of a tree and a raccoon fighting crime side by side
can make you question just how great a film could be, the reality of any superhero team
can be questioned. I believe that Marvel studios took an out there and well worth it risk
by creating a film based from a comic book series that does not seem to have anywhere
near as huge of a following as some of their other successes like The Amazing Spider-
Man or The Incredible Hulk. Guardians of the Galaxy is just as, if not more entertaining,
than all of the previous Marvel films that have been released. Included in the film was
a lot of great build up for the much anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron film that
is slated to come out next year. The only major let down that came from Guardians of
the Galaxy was an after credit scene that unlike previous Marvel creations, was not even
worth watching.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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