Went to the 9:00PM showing tonight, and it was fantastic.
Guardians of the Galaxy truly benefits from having been only recently restarted by Marvel in 2008. The original comic series of the late 60s/early 70s has only a passing connection. With such a short history, and the open canvas of the MCU, the film does an excellent job of creating it's own identity quickly.
It had plenty of action and humor, as well as character development.
The most amazing part is how many actors/actresses are interested in being in the MCU. Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Josh Brolin, Bradley Cooper...
Took the wife and son today. (I usually pre-screen movies)
I took bathroom breaks in different spots, too. I enjoyed the little Easter Eggs thrown around throughout the movie, too.
If you have seen the movie:
When the Guardians enter the Collector's house, you can see Howard the Duck in his cage over the right shoulder of the Collector. I did not notice it the first time, but, after watching the movie and the end credit scene, I was looking in the cages the second time.
Watched it last night and agree, it was worth the price.
I rarely will go to a theater anymore because of price and time commitments. Basically 3-4 hours compared to the broken time I can watch it at home as well as get it for free from Netflix of at least under the $10.50 they are charging now for 1 ticket.
I wouldn't pay for it again at the theater, but would definitely rent it again once the disk (or digital) is released.
I watched it and really enjoyed it. I was surprised by the end credits tease and (no spoilers here) wonder if that means a new movie is in the works or if it was just a small nod to fans.
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
No solo movie in development or even being thought of, director said in an interview that it was purely a nod to the character and creator, but Marvel exects and fans have said they probably won't rule out more cameos of him.
I was more happily surprised to see Beta Ray Bill in the collection and with events of the movie the way they went that means he's now out and of course the caccoon which may or may not hold Adam Warlock shown for the second time (Thor TDW) being the first time and now here, but here you see a definite crack in it. Adam Warlock is HUGE part of the Infinity stone story line. Is he here now or will he emerge later?
That being said I enjoyed the movie and not knowing too much of the new incarnation of this particular team, I really didn't like the music references nor the way comedy was so prevalently used, but I'm probably one of the only one so, overall if the masses loved it...win win for us fanboys and future installments of other Marvel movies!!
I scoffed when I heard Marvel was making this movie. Then I started seeing trailers & clips. Man, was I wrong about this one. I loved it. I'm heading to see it a second time tomorrow.
Originally Posted by diseased maniac
At some point, people will stop scoffing. Honestly, most of the movie and comic industry laughed at the idea of the Avengers. Iron Man, Captain America and Thor all sounded like guaranteed failures. Hulk had basically been proven as a bad idea. Phase I seemed to have worked, but Phase II was going to be awful. Sequels to Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, Guardians (WTF? The one with the tree and raccoon?) and a SHIELD TV show? That won't work.
What is funny, I still hear people this week saying things like, "Well, yeah Guardians was great, but, an Agent Carter TV Show and Ant-Man, those are going to be terrible. No way Doctor Strange is going to work as a live action movie. And what the hell, Netflix shows. Dumb."
At this point, Marvel could announce that they are doing a Sentry movie and I would be on board, and Sentry sucks in the comics...
I was skeptical about this movie at first , too. Not because I didn't think it would be good, but I was unsure of the reception it would get. Sure, there were worries of characters like Iron Man being too unknown when that came out, but Guardians are really unknown. I think this wouldn't have worked if it had been released a few years ago, but people have come to trust Marvel now so they're more receptive to the lesser known comics.
I saw this a few nights ago, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I like cosmic Marvel quite a bit, and I'm glad that the audience's first real introduction to it was pulled off effectively.
I really thought Marvel had a release schedule too. Showing Avengers: Age of Ultron, then Ant-Man, then Captain America 3, Then Doctor Strange, then Guardians 2, then Avengers 3. Basically, end of Phase II and all of Phase III, much like they did at SDCC a few years ago laying out Phase II. But, I cannot find it now.
That sounds awesome, Futiles. I don't keep up with anything but games these days so when for Marvel movies I usually find out about them when they hit the theaters. My wife is into the Avengers now, and she liked Spider-Man, but I'm nervous about trying to get her into the X-Men. I wish Marvel (Disney) could get all of their licenses back and make the best super hero movies ever!
I think Doctor Strange and Black Panther are getting movies for Phase 3 as well as Guardians 2, Cap 3 and Thor 3.
Originally Posted by WolfWood37
There is nothing on Black Panther. Phase 3 is Ant Man, Cap 3, Doc Strange, Guardians 2 (So far.) They do have plenty of "untitled" releases scheduled, but 4 movies then Avengers 3 would match 4 movies then Avengers 2 of Phase II (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap 2, Guardians, Avengers 2). Many people suspect Black Panther/Wakanda will show up, possibly in Phase IV as well as Inhumans, but nothing solid. And, then there is also what parts of Wakanda are Marvel and what are Fox. (I'm sure if Fox thinks they can use any of it, they will claim Storm gives them some rights to Wakanda. Much like Quicksilver in DoFP)
I wonder what from Black Panther could be an Infinity Stone in the MCU, though?
Cosmic Cube/Tesseract of Captain America/Avengers
Aether of Thor 2
The Orb of Guardians
Speculation that the Eye of Amagato is used as one in Dr. Strange
Speculation that Loki's Staff contains one, but, I think that it might be something else
But, we have 3 revealed, and 3 left to find. And we still have the confirmed existence of
Adam Warlock, yes, they confirmed it is his cocoon, and that it is cracked open in the Guardians end credit scene - Look, I am GEEKED up for this. Captain America, Thanos, Adam Warlock. That is 1, 2, 3 for me in favorite comic characters. Not Marvel. COMIC.
in the MCU, which tends to lead away from Wakanda/Black Panther for now. (I think he ends up like the Defenders and gets a Netflix series if that is successful.)
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