GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [Blu-ray]
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From Marvel Studios, the studio that brought you IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS, comes an unlikely new team -- the Guardians of the Galaxy -- in stunning 4K Ultra HD! The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a mysterious, all-powerful orb. Chased by relentless enemies, he forges an uneasy alliance with a ragtag band of misfits, leading to a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
- Item model number : B07TJKBGDL
- Director : James Gunn
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled, 4K
- Run time : 2 hours and 1 minute
- Release date : October 1, 2019
- Actors : Chris Pratt, ZoÃ« Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, English, German
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 7.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 7.1)
- Studio : MARVEL
- ASIN : B07TJKBGDL
- Writers : James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
- Number of discs : 2
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With so many different things happening at Marvel nowadays - it is hard to tell when (what year) things are happening. Take the new Marvel Avenger "Civil War" movie for example. In this very recent movie - Spider Man is a real young kid still in high school with pimples and awful costume.
What about all the previous (and terrific) Spider-Man Movies where he is in college? Who knows? Who cares? We're selling tickets here babe!
I believe "Guardians" is set in our time period, same as the Avengers (Why? because "Star Lord" is taken from Earth as a young child in our time period and is NOT delivered to his Dad as he was supposed to be), but now he is grown up and lives in a distant part of the galaxy. Great characters, great adventure, great directing, funny and serious all at one time. A great film with a lot of fun. Get snacks and a blanket and watch the whole thing! Crank up the sound, Great soundtrack. Highly recommended.
It also featured James Gunn as director and co-writer. That was an interesting choice because he’d mostly been known for horror movies like the fantastic Slither. He and Nicole Perlman, his writing partner created a great cast of characters and a story featuring the creation of the Guardians of the Galaxy, their nemesis Ronan the Accuser from the Kree world, and brought Thanos more into the MCU by introducing his two daughters Gamora and Nebula.
The movie would also be notable because it featured an amazing soundtrack of songs mostly from the 1970s. This was also a first. That was apparent right from the start when Peter Quill lands on the planet Morag to steal an Infinity Stone and starts singing along to Come and Get Your Love by Redbone. The song has an infectious beat and a singalong chorus that immediately caught the audience’s attention. That would be followed by hit after hit Like the Five Stairsteps’ O-o-h Child at the climax of the battle with Ronan.
Anyway, the story focuses upon Ronan working for Thanos to recover an Infinity Stone. That goes wrong right off the bat when Quill steals it. Thanos’ daughter Gamora is then sent to recover it. Quill is in trouble as well as he double crosses his own group the Reavers, which brings in Rocket and Groot who are bounty hunters. They all get thrown in prison where they meet Drax the Destroyer. Together they form the Guardians who want to thwart Ronan and Thanos’ plans for the Infinity Stone. They go from planet to planet introducing new characters like the Collector and new world’s such as Xandar the home of the Nova Corps, which are all famous from Marvel comics.
There’s plenty of action such as the huge battle at the end versus Ronan, as well as comedy. Quill and Rocket for instance are always at the center of jokes like when the former flips off the Nova Corps saying he was sorry he didn’t know how his finger worked. Drax plays the straight man but makes hilarious remarks as well such as when he says nothing goes over his head because his reflexes are so fast he would catch it. Groot who only says “I am Groot” also gets in on the laughs.
Overall, this was some rip roaring fun, and would set the stage for future Marvel movies with both the characters, and its use of comedy. Definitely at the top end of MCU releases.
The movie was not good. Literally the only good line in the movie is when the tree says "I am Groot". I am really struggling here to write a review though because there was not much from the movie that I found noteworthy to even comment on - good or bad.
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So, what's not to like? Guardians of the Galaxy is such fun. I saw it some time ago and decided to buy the BluRay because I have just ordered the Guardians of the Galaxy II, and I wanted to watch the first one first, if you get my meaning. The video and audio of the BluRay are excellent. The movie has such vibrant colours with equally vibrant characters. The soundtrack is superb, especially if you enjoy the early 70s music, and I do, and it fits the tone of the movie perfectly. The character, Peter Quill, who likes to be called Star Lord (Chris Pratt) loves his ancient Sony Walkman and the cassette he plays upon it. He will burst into dance at the strangest of times. Don't we all???
The BluRay comes with the usual extra which shows us how the movie was made. I would suggest that anyone new to the movie should watch the extra afterwards as, for me, finding out how special effects are done can spoil a movie for me. Who wants to visualise wires or a blue screen while trying to be mentally transported in the movie's world?
If your spirits are low and you need a bit of a lift and your sense of humour remains intact, check it out. Oh, and it's not for young children.
A relatively minor group of misfits (as opposed to better-known groups of misfits like the X-Men and Avengers) become the unlikely heroes in preventing a powerful artefact from falling into the hands of a seriously bad inter-galactic warlord; its all very tongue-in-cheek stuff with a wonderfully cheesy 80s pop music sound track and lots of CGI, but it is wildly entertaining. Karen Gillan (of Dr. Who) is unrecognisable as the sadistic Nebula.
Well worth checking out, this is a good couple of hours of escapist entertainment.
The DVD has no worthwhile extras beyond a deleted scene and some trailers, but there are subtitles and audio description.
Ganz ohne Zweifel tragen die Charaktere den größten Teil dazu bei, die kaum unterschiedlicher sein könnten - sowohl in Charakterzügen als auch Erscheinungsbild. Und wenn dann so eine wild durcheinander gewürfelte Truppe als Team funktionieren muss, bleibt kaum ein Auge trocken. Viel spannender und amüsanter als die Handlung an sich war stets die Frage, was für einen Reißer die Figuren als nächstes bringen. Eindeutig ist dabei Rocket der Spitzenreiter - kaum ist er auf der Bildfläche, muss ich schon lachen. Für mich ist der Kleine definitiv das Zugpferd des Films!
Guardians of the Galaxy fällt in meine Marvel Lieblingskategorie: bunt, verrückt, laut, chaotisch und saulustig. Die Settings sind herrlich abgedreht, die Charaktere harmonieren für die Geschichte perfekt, der Soundtrack überrollt einen mit einem Nostalgieflash nach dem anderen und auch die Story gehört im Genre der Comicverfilmungen in die obere Liga. Hier passt einfach alles und ich könnte wetten, dass niemand diesen Film nur einmal ansieht. Absolut top!
I needn't have worried. It's good Marvel stuff, a bit lighter than some but with a decent story-line and plenty of laughs. The less humanoid characters are a credit to modern(ish) CGI, with very believable presence and expressions.
There was on big scene where I found myself feeling no longer immersed in the action thanks to the cartoony over-dramatisation, but that's my only complaint and really a very small one in a really good flick.