Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Film review: Guardians of the Galaxy
OK, we got a ragtag team of rebels who bicker, but must band together to fight a force much more powerful than themselves. I will give you it's a retelling of the Star Wars story, but it's probably the best retelling of the Star Wars story since Empire Strikes Back.
This is the kind of movie George Lucas used to know how to make.
The action sequences were relentless and funny. Yes we've seen jail breaks before, but this one starts with a laugh and ends with a surprise that makes perfect sense.
Everytime Quill puts on his Buck Rogers suit you just know it's going to be great.
We get to hear 70s standards in a whole new way, and they even acknowledged their homages by giving credit to the Maltese Falcon and the Ark of the Covenant.
I never read the books, so I didn't have that to hold back my enjoyment, but me and my 6-year-old both had a great time at the movies.