I Am Groot

Aug 21, 2014 by     Comments Off on I Am Groot    Posted under: Entertainment, Screenplay

A movie becomes timeless when everyone starts quoting their favorite lines practically every opportunity they get. Just few superhero movies in the past can boast of that achievement; possibly the X-men and the Batman franchise.

It would be safe to say that the blockbuster franchise born this summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, can be added to that list. Who doesn’t like a superhero movie, where the bad guys get their butts kicked and the good guy saves the day? How can you possibly stop yourself from falling in love with a team of odd balls, both good and bad, who end up saving a planet – and probably the galaxy – from being taken over by the bad guys!

Marvel fans were naturally excited to see yet another franchise being turned into a movie but even the non-comic-book-reading fans fell into instant love with the plot as soon as it was released.

Guardians of the Galaxy is the perfect mix of sass, action and nostalgic music. Set in an unfamiliar universe, James Gunn has introduced several new characters with their very own back stories in their own worlds, fighting multiple villains and all of it set to seventies and eighties pop music.

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It features a brash rogue named Peter Quill – or Star Lord, as he likes to be called (Chris Pratt), a skilled assassin Gamora (Zoe Salanda), a talking raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) a tree/human hybrid Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and, finally, a vengeful man looking to avenge his family, Drax (Dave Batista). All of these different personalities end up becoming a very unusual team of saviors.

Gunn has adroitly mixed all these diverse strengths in order to effectively tell a unified, entertaining story. Be it the visuals, jaw dropping amazing action, diverse characters, or the witty humor, this just might be one of the most remarkable Marvel movies to be ever made.

Being a (near- obsessive) Marvel movie fan, I’ve naturally been excited about the movie and the soundtrack. The music makes one want to burst into dance right beside Star Lord as he goes on his adventure, while also get teary eyed when he has an emotional moment during one of the songs.

Guardians of the Galaxy has used perfectly synced music, that has a character of its own. Perfectly set to the scenes, it has bled and imbedded itself into the movie and it cannot be separated from it.

The only thing that I was a little skeptical about was the Disney feel it had but even that didn’t let the movie go down.

I’m excited to see where this franchise will head, with what the mystery of Peter Quill’s father and the curiosity about the adventures that they will be heading out on.

Even though Guardians of the Galaxy is a standalone franchise, it could definitely add up to Avengers series in the long run as a possible crossover. Rated as PG-13, this movie is quickly becoming a children’s favorite because of the talking raccoon who wants to blow everything up and his best friend (the tree/human hybrid) who might be the sensitive-ist (yes, I made that word up just for Groot) character of them all.

This movie is guaranteed to provide you with the best 121 minutes of your lives. The only other reason you need to watch it is, like Rocket says, “We’re the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy!”

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Procrastinator of the century. Hopeless pessimist. Aspiring workaholic. Life-form based on sappy romance novels. Secretly wishes to write novels in her house on the South of France

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