Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero action-adventure film produced by Marvel Studios. The film is the first part of the now classic Guardians of the Galaxy series. It was made public on 21st July 2014. Directed by James Gunn, the film features a talented cast consisting of Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (the voice of Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), Michael Rooker (Yondu Udonta), and the two marvelous ladies: Zoe Saldana (Gamora) and Karen Gillan (as Nebula).
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The movie starts off as we get to see Peter Quill (Star Lord) being abducted by a group of pirates, led by Yondu Udonta, called the Ravagers. Twenty-six years later Quill steals an orb from planet Morag but is attacked by Korath, an accomplice of Ronan. Quill manages to escape but an assassin called Gamora, hired by Ronan steals it from him.
Quill fights back Gamora which forces Groot and Rocket to step in as well only to end up in prison where they meet Drax who is in pursuit of Ronan. The five make peace with each other and escape prison in order to sell the orb, which is later revealed to be an infinity stone.
The group heads out to meet the buyer meanwhile, Drax calls our Ronan but is easily defeated. The group flees from the area but is pursued by Ronan’s accomplices along with Gamora’s sister Nebula. Nebula destroys Gamora’s ship and Ronan takes control of the infinity stone, causing chaos all around. Quill calls Yondu for help as they set out together to defeat Ronan.
An intense fight takes place and as soon as Ronan seems to have the upper hand, Rocket crash lands into Ronan’s spaceship. Ronan gets up from the wreckage, but Quill manages to distract him thereby allowing Drax to destroy his weapon, consequently defeating him at the end. The group hands over the stone to the Nova and the individuals come together to form the group the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Review
Guardians of the Galaxy was a film which was special in its own uniqueness. The film featured approximately 2750 visual effect shots which made up 90% of the film. The main companies mainly involved in the process were Moving Picture Company (MPC), Framestore, Luma Pictures, Method Studios, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Each company was made to work on different aspects of the film. MPC mainly worked on creating Groot, the planet Morag, Ronan’s ship the Dark Ester, and the final battle at Xander whereas Framestore worked to create Rocket. Luma Pictures, who worked on creating Thanos, explained how they used animation to completely recreate Josh Brolin as a CG character just by using his eyes and cheeks. The animators further explained how they had to plan and synchronize Brolin’s movements to the CG created version of Thanos.
Moving on to the main theme song, director James Gunn announced that Tyler Bates would be composing the main score. Gunn explained how he wanted the theme song to emulate the music from the 1960’s and 70’s. Consequently, the film’s score was released on 29th July 2014 including three other albums.
Overall, Guardians of the Galaxy is a brilliantly directed film that featured all the ingredients to make it a huge success. Due to its mind-boggling visual effects and intense plot, the film was eventually followed up by a sequel (released in 2017). The third part is scheduled for 2020. The cast is talented, the scenes are intense, which makes the movie extremely entertaining to watch altogether.