Friday, 28 April 2017

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy (3D / fifth-pass)
Cert: 12A / 121 mins / Dir. James Gunn / Trailer

It doesn't matter that this film is a low-risk gamble, a carefully crafted franchise-entry from two of the largest entertainment corporations on the planet. Guardians Of The Galaxy is utterly magnificent. Almost as a self-set challenge, James Gunn's movie introduces (and embeds) a swathe of new characters, and uses a bare minimum of connecting tertiary forces to establish itself in Marvel's larger cinematic universe. This is a high-point in a consistently high range. That's about all I have to say this time around…*1

So, watch this if you enjoyed?
Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks.

Should you watch this in a cinema, though?
If you can, you should.

Does the film achieve what it sets out to do?
It does.

Is this the best work of the cast or director?
It's a high watermark, certainly.

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?
I just might.

Yes, but is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?
There is.

Yes, but what's the Star Wars connection?
Level 1: This film stars the voice of Darth Maul, one of the new Darth Vaders and Benicio Del Toro (as yet un-named character in Ep VIII).

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

*1 Although my previous ramblings from the film's initial release-window can be found here, here, here, and here. [ BACK ]

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