For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Anti-Hero Films, here’s a review of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) by me
Thanks again to Dell of Dell on Movies for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Tony of Coog’s Reviews and it is Political Thrillers.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of June by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Tony!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – 6 (10 Nov 2014, 28 Nov 2014, 2 Apr 2015, 12 May 2015, 17 Jan 2016 and 29 May 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A band of criminals end up working together in order to try and save the galaxy from destruction by an evil warlord.
My Take on it – When Dell chose the theme of anti-heroes for this month’s GG, I had a big problem.
There were too many choices of such great examples and I knew that I still needed to limit myself, so I ended up choosing 5 diverse choices in different kinds of films in order to help emphasize how important such roles are because anti-heroes aren’t always the easiest to spot.
Next up is a film that shows that even a bunch of loner criminals can be seen as heroes as they try to save the universe (even if they ultimately still wanna get paid for it)
This film is my favorite film in the MCU and I think that it’s among the best of them (if not THE best overall)
They do a wonderful job developing these characters to a point where we can care so much about them despite the fact that we know that they aren’t necessarily “good guys.”
Their motives are not pure, yet their actions help endear them to us along the way.
They are the perfect group of anti-heroes and they prove it over and over since they constantly mention that they are NOT doing things purely for the greater good.
The music in this film is superbly chosen and I listen to the soundtrack over and over all the time.
The worlds created are visually stunning and the special effects are done so well that it all seems like very realistic and “lived in” worlds throughout the film.
The cast is great and they manage to help move the story along with their varied personality traits which range through the entire gamut.
The dialogue is superbly written and it keeps things both humorous and poignant throughout which helps keep things entertaining the entire time.
Can’t wait to see this again soon.
Bottom Line – Amazing film that is probably one of the best films in the MCU, if not THE best. The characters are all developed really well and we get a clear idea as to their motives and general background. They all are loners who learn to work together over the course of the story and that helps endear them to us. They are all criminals which gives us the perfect selection of antiheroes who decide to try and help the galaxy with the hope that there will be money at the end of the journey. Amazing music and the world created seem so “lived in” and realistic because the effects are done so well. Great cast helps move things along and the dialogue is superbly written to keep things both entertaining and poignant at the same time. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scene where Peter drops the orb during the Collector scene was not scripted. According to the commentary, Chris Pratt accidentally dropped it during filming, but remained in character through the whole thing, so it stayed in the final film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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