I hated the stupid raccoon.
I hated Chris Pratt.
After watching so many great superhero movies lately from Marvel, I just didn’t get how this weird, seemingly mockery of the movies I’ve been loving lately was going to work … and yet the other night after a particularly long and exhausting day, we put it on TV … and it was actually really, really good!
Don’t get me wrong – Rocket the raccoon is still kind of weird, and Groot the weird, tree thing is really weird … in fact, just about all of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy are weird, and I think that’s actually why it works because it’s kind of an endearing sort of weird that grows on you over time. Not to mention I’ll be completely upfront and admit that 100% of the reason I didn’t think I was going to like Chris Pratt was because I absolutely hated his character on Parks & Rec for the first few episodes that I watched, but this movie was kind of a reminder not to let one single character typecast the actor because he actually did a pretty great job with the Star Lord role.
The movie also left us wondering all sorts of things about the Infinity Stones and how they’re all going to come together in Avengers 3, which was a surprise because I honestly didn’t really realize that Guardians was intertwined at all until Thanos made his appearance on the screen.
Also, I totally didn’t realize that the Aether from Thor 2 counted as one of the stones … explains how that one ended, though … so apparently we’re actually closer to assembling them after all.
Anyways … so in conclusion – I was wrong, Guardians of the Galaxy was actually quite good, and I’m now looking forward to the sequel for this one just as much as all of the rest!
…the Guardians of Ga’Hoole still looks stupid as all hell, though… 😛