Saturday, August 30, 2014

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Watching the trailers, this one looked a little too cutesy.  But then Rotten Tomatoes posted a 92% positive rating for it.  Reviewers declared one of the lead characters to be the new Hans Solo, and that genetically engineered raccoon seemed like an interesting character.  Retro music can be used to good effect (remember Steven Wright's DJ part in Reservoir Dogs?), that might work here too.  So what the hell, let's go see.

Too cutesy.  It wasn't actively bad mind you, it had a few laughs.  It also had more than its share of mawkish moments, those got tiring.  If you want more details, go dig around the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.  I can't give it more than 1.5 stars.

Got to say though, the crowd was having a good time, I actually saw people swaying to the 70's music soundtrack, and there was lots of laughter floating around.  I'm betting that there'll be a sequel, maybe even a five-part trilogy or some such.  Meh, I never really cared for Garfield the cat or E.T. either, but lots of other people did.

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