Runtime: 122 minutes
Directed by: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
Ahhh, this is one of those films where I love the idea and the characters more than I actually like the film.
Compared to the other marvel films, this one is pretty mediocre which is so disappointing because morally suspect character are my thing! I’d take a anti-hero, (even a villain), over a goodie two shoes any day.
Speaking of villains, I genuinely don’t know what this film’s antagonists motivations were. In fact, I didn’t understand the motivations of most of the characters in the film.
Maybe I missed it in the midst of memorizing all the different names. The races and histories were not conveyed well. I could not tell you what this film was about.
The film lacked tension and was very awkward when giving facts that were needed. They seemed to just spew them at us and then moved onto the next thing.
Where was the dramatic tension?! Literally none.
The pacing was weird, the dialogue was clunky and I feel like the film was competing to have as the most character with cliche back stories ever.
I’ll admit, I found it funny at times and it did pull a laugh or two from me, but it seemed rife with over acting, probably because they were aiming for some sort of zany adventure.
The only way this film will be worth watching is if the second film is any good, but we’ll have to wait until 2017 to find if it is. On its own, it’s a big fat no.
To sum up, What plot?!, Cliche character, Not much info given, A few laughs
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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