Saw Guardians of the Galaxy Today…
I thought Drax and Ronin could’ve been better used…
But other than that, it was one of my favorite Marvel films yet! It’s witty, it’s random, it’s endearing. Groot and Rocket are perfect. Star-Lord’s as sarcastic as he is in the comics. I actually felt Gamora had more of a personality between fights than the version in the comics which was nice.
Drax should be terrifying and although they did him right be mostly keeping him obsessed with revenge rather than cracking jokes (as is his shtick), I felt more could’ve been done to reinforce his capabilities. I don’t know if he was underpowered or Ronin was overpowered but something wasn’t right.
Ronin… He ended up more towards the villains from Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 rather than Jeff Bridges or Winter Soldier in terms of threat, presence, and memorability.
I enjoyed the music so much including the tracks and the OST especially considering I grew up with every one of the Awesome Mix songs in my household.
I loved the tiny references to things that will definitely show up later through out the story. Although they didn’t have much impact, they were characters we’ll see again (some major, some not so much) and little mentions that established that there was other stuff going on outside of their main storyline. All of it didn’t feel like it was crammed in though (gladly) because they were clearly set ups for later films if you recognized them, but otherwise they weren’t too distracting from this one. Someone learned from Iron Man 2 to bide their time.
Go see it, go support it, it’s great and it’ll mean even more great films to come.
WE ARE GROOT!