Monday, 18 August 2014

300th Review! Guardians of the Galaxy














Guardians of the Galaxy


Release Date: 31st July 2014 - Australia


Production Companies
Marvel Studios
Marvel Entertainment 

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 121 minutes


Budget: $232,300,000

Box Office Gross: $773,312,399
(Worldwide) 


Plot Summary
Space adventurer Peter
Quill finds himself an object
of a bounty hunt after
stealing an orb coveted by
a treacherous villain, but
when Quill discovers the
power it holds, he must
find a way to rally a
quartet of ragtag rivals
hot on his trail to save the
universe.


Cast
Chris Pratt - Peter Quill/
Starlord
Zoe Saldana - Gamora
Bradley Cooper - Rocket (Voice)
Dave Bautista - Drax the
Destroyer
Vin Diesel - Groot (Voice)
Lee Pace - Ronan the Accuser
Michael Rooker - Yondu
Udonta
Karen Gillan - Nebula
Djimon Hounsou - Korath
John C. Reilly - Corpsman
Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close - Nova Prime Irani Rael
Benicio Del Toro - The Collector
James Brolin - Thanos (Uncredited)
Alexis Denisof - The Other
Sean Gunn - Kraglin/On Set Rocket
Christopher Fairbank - The Broker
Krystian Godlewski - On Set Groot
Peter Serafinowicz - Denarian Saal
Wyatt Oleff - Young Quill
Laura Haddock - Meredith Quill
Gregg Henry - Grandpa
Seth Green - Howard the Duck (Voice) (Cameo) (Uncredited)

Crew
Writer/Director - James Gunn
Based on Comic Book
"Guardians of the Galaxy" -
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Writer - Nicole Perlman
Producer - Kevin Feige
Co-Producers - Jonathan Schwartz and David J. Grant
Production Designer - Charles Wood
Special Makeup Effects
Designer - David White
Costume Designer - Alexandra
Byrne
Cinematography - Ben Davis
Visual Effects Supervisor: 
MPC - Nicolas Aithadi
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Framestore - Jonathan Fawkner
Visual Effects Supervisors - Stephane Ceretti
and James D. Fleming
Visual Effects Producer - Susan Pickett
Film Editors - Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne
and Craig Wood
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - Tyler Bates


Review
Greetings, I am Film Guru Lad and you're all been waiting for the 300th review I've mentioned on my last post. Part sci-fi and part comedy in this brand new space oddity needed by the audiences to demonstrate that Marvel can create a new and completely original style that is unlike any Marvel movie we have seen before. There's nothing more exciting than to be entertained of the movie GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. It crushes the boulders of Marvel's main expertise of filming super heroism and try something else that's never been translated. Humorous and spectacular that it can be compared to the likes of the STAR WARS flicks we've watched over the years.

I can't get enough of the actors that showcased in the ensemble. Featured are Zoe Saldana who plays another alien since AVATAR (click here), only painted without motion capture technology. Chris Pratt is fast tracking his path to super stardom and efficiently plays the charismatic rogue of Star Lord. Actress Karen Gillan was originally Amy Pond from DOCTOR WHO has now shaved her hair in need of transforming herself as an deadly henchwoman to the antagonist.

A word or two about the visual effects is that they are getting more complex than some of the earlier work. Especially the characters, the raccoon and tree-person voiced by Vin Diesel who is worth mentioning for its detailed rich design. I can't get enough of how lifelike were these two characters are exceptionally vivid in CGI since Gollum stole the spotlight in the last two films of LORD OF THE RINGS.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is something to be surprised of its wit and visual spectacle. It is a movie which brings old school fashion and mixes it with a light-hearted sci-fi comedic structure and style. Guess what fans, the sequel is due to come out in 2017 and it could crossover with THE AVENGERS universe.

Star rating: (9/10) Excellent Movie



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