“They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. This might not be the best idea.” Oh but you are so wrong Johnny C. This is a great idea. The second trailer dropped for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday and it looks just as fun as the first. Check it out.
With Marvel gambling that less comic book-savvy audiences have been suitably primed by Thor and the rest to accept more out-there concepts, Guardians sends us hurtling into deep space to meet a very different gang of heroes. Well, we say heroes… We’re introduced to Peter Quill (who would rather everyone called him Star-Lord), played by Chris Pratt, taken from Earth at age nine and in possession of a mysterious mcguffin orb. He’s grown up into a cheeky, daring adult that pilots a ship called the Milano. In a prison, he meets an unusual suspects line-up of aliens including Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a green-skinned assassin, Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), a hulking warrior, talking tree Groot (Vin Diesel) and gruff warrior Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper).
Yes, a walking, talking, gun-toting Raccoon. And a tree-man. And Peter Serafinowicz working with John C. Reilly! This is the wild world distilled from the Guardians comics by writer/director James Gunn and is shaping up to be a whole lot of fun. Everything gives off the feel of classic sci-fi serials welded to the Marvel sensibility for delivering the requisite thrills and universe-building. It comes across as a big and a little daring and will hopefully live up to all that it promises.