Throughout our childhoods Marvel has been responsible for bring us many well known movie franchises such as Spiderman, The Avengers, Thor, Iron man and now Guardians Of The Galaxy. As I'm sure many may be turned away by the seemingly “young” audience style approach as far as movie content, you can be sure that Marvel has once again delivered an outstanding movie enjoyable to all ages and sexes. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy begins by offering us their iconic story of a boy shaped by tragedy in their opening scene within the cancer ward of a hospital. After we are given this insight to the origins of the stories main hero (Chris Pratt) we are whisked away 15 years when Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord is abducted and raised by a gang of alien pirates led by international pirate Yondu played by the ever popular Micheal Rooker from the hit Tv series The Walking Dead. While on a seemingly simple deed of retrieving a ancient artifact from a ruined city, Quill is apprehended by the minions of Rhonan (A character found in some of Marvels classic comic books). Through the bounty placed upon his head due to his posession of the artifact we are introduced to our supporting characters Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) as well as an assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana ; who played Nyota Uhura in Star Trek into Darkness).
After a few scuffles and many bruises, Quill and his gang of misfit bounty hunters find themselves thrown into a prison where their final companion Drax (Dave Bautista), a man living solely for vengeance against the kree terrorist Ronan (Lee Pace), who is also very much in pursuit of Quill's stolen artifact. With murder, betrayal and greed as their common ground, the five inmates agree to a temporary alliance to help reach their dreams of wealth and revenge; but when the entire galaxy is put in danger they find it within themselves to come together to save the day.
James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy a movie that cannot be characterized in few words; the only comparison that could be made was that to possibly a more future oriented and “outlaw” based rehashed version of The Avengers. However different the movie may be in comparison to the traditional themes released by other producers it is one that can surely bring enjoyment to anyone. In the end, Guardians of the Galaxy may be a wild card as a cinematic work, but its definetly a victory for Marvel Studious; which likely will make 1-2 sequels or spinoffs of this popular movie, as they do with many of their other titles. If you haven't taken the time to see this movie it is well worth the money and the two hours time.