We get to see how young Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (a very yummy looking Chris Pratt) was kidnap by one of the Ravagers, Yondu (Michael Rooker). Peter grows up into being one of the outlaws. He bumps into Korath (Djimon Hounsou), a hunter assigned by Ronan (Lee Pace) to retrieve the orb. Peter manages to escape from Korath and tries to sell the orb behind Yondu’s back. Failing to do so he next meets Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The whole troop ends up in jail after getting caught where they meet Drax (Dave Bautista). They find out that the orb holds power beyond their imagination and form an unlikely alliance of misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Together they must a find a way to prevent the orb from falling into the hands of anyone with their own agenda. With such different background between these five (5) ‘species’, will they find the right balance and understanding with fate of the Universe on their shoulder?
Chris Pratt is having a great 2014 with two of his flicks getting rave review (The Lego movie and this) and he deserves it. After contributing his voice in The Lego Movie, this time we get to watch him in action. He carries Peter Quill quite well and I can’t wait so far he will go as Star-Lord. Despite not being on screen, Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket was a delight to watch just like Groot as well. In the meantime, the only female in the group, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) was deadly with her moves. While most of the main characters relatively plays supporting roles in previous movies. It was a nice change to see well-known actors such as Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro and Djimon Hounsou playing minor but important parts. My slight complain would be casting Lee Pace as the baddie Ronan, although his voice matched the villain character, his physical appearance however didn’t jell well. As for the special effects, storyline, music, funny lines, ‘metaphor’ and what not, this movie was a pleasure compared to Marvel’s bigger budget The Avengers.
I’m not a big fan of comics so I had no idea about this band of Guardians and what an awesome surprise it was. Heck…if you ask me, I would say I enjoyed Guardians much better than Ironman and his posies. My friend and I together with the rest of us in the cinema were laughing our butts off. The sillier the scene, the funnier the lines, the more laugh was filling the hall. I almost didn’t have any complain for this movie and look forward to how else The Guardians of the Galaxy are going to protect the Universe!