You'll either love it or hate it. I hated it :(
- Guardians of the Galaxy review by RP
It's the great summer blockbuster of 2014, it's had some excellent reviews and most people seem to like it. So I was looking forward to it and sat down with two other 'big boys' with refreshments to hand. It was *DIRE*.
I grew up in the 1950s and 60s when US comics were expensive and (relatively) hard to come by, when what was on offer here in the UK was Beano, Dandy, Topper, Hotspur, Eagle etc. The US comics were full of colour, full of amazing characters having amazing adventures. I loved 'em and consumed them avidly.
This film is full of colour, full of amazing characters having amazing adventures - and I hated it. All three of us hated it. Yes, the effects are good, there's a few amusing wisecracks and some old-style music that's not bad. But the storyline is awful (silly I can accept - after all it is comic-based) and the 'acting' is embarrassingly bad. A dislikeable wisecracking CGI raccoon - is that supposed to be original? A butt-kicking female - is that supposed to be original? Baddies trying to dominate the universe - is that supposed to be original? Men in rubber suits and silly make-up pretending to be aliens - is that supposed to be original?
The only positive thing I can say is that Vin Diesel was well cast, for a 'wooden' actor - as a tree, whose lines consisted almost entirely of "I am Groot". Great acting, Vin.
Given the number of people who seem to have enjoyed it I'm probably well in the minority, so it's perhaps one of those films you either love or hate. I'm definitely in the latter camp, so I'll give it an over-generous 1/5 stars.
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- Guardians of the Galaxy review by gazmb
I enjoyed this film , yes they save the Galaxy the clue is in the title. I thought the charactures were great, Great action and adventure through out the film, the special effects were great.
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Good film for what it is.
- Guardians of the Galaxy review by AF
If you want to have a laugh with the older kids (around 12) then watch this.
If you have the sound system then the 7.1 soundtrack is superb. This film has great visuals, great 70s music all mixed with in with some funny gags. Don't expect a miracle just expect to be entertained. Nothing groundbreaking here just light entertainment.
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