Film Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (M)

Guardians of the Galaxy banner. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy banner. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy poster. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy poster. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel Studios.

4 ½ stars.

There would have been many anxious minds over the course of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s production these last couple of years. Studio executives concerned about their most peculiar and unrecognizable property ever, knowing they couldn’t simply reply on smearing the title alone across their marketing campaign (ala Iron Man) to get audiences’ attention (and dollars); comic book fans gravely worried that bringing such a beloved property to mainstream cinema would strip it of everything that made it great. After what seemed like an eternity in waiting and the most forward and far-reaching marketing campaign for a Marvel film so far,  Continue reading

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