Finally the public at large gets to see what the heck this Guardians of the Galaxy movie is. An already obscure property shepherded to multiplexes by cult director James Gunn (Scooby-Doo Slither,Super,). Viewers of Thor: The Dark World’s first post credit sequence got a taste of what’s to come. A very brightly colored camp original Star Trek styled scene. While most the people I saw the film with were perplexed at what it was Bernico Del Toro was doing, I was instantly sold on this brand of weird.
While the majority of the trailer isn’t so garishly colored, taking place in a prison run by the Nova Corp (think Marvel Green Lanterns), color isn’t the only key to camp greatness. James Gunn appears to be making an action adventure comedy that just so happens to be in space and feature a Raccoon with a predication for guns, a giant tree creature, a green woman, a part time prowrestler also in green paint, and then there’s that blue lady. For some good o’ll fashion humanity there is Starr Lord (he mostly calls himself that) Jason Quill.
Not a whole lot of dialog from the cast, Chris Pratt is properly introduced in the trailers openin. No VO from Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Groot (Vin Disel) or the man with a belly button tattoo Dave Bautista. This is by far the weirdest and most obscure Marvel film and it’s also likely the lynch pin to kicking off the lead up to Avengers 3.
Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance