I saw it last night. I liked it a lot. I would say it's the best Marvel Studios (not Fox) movie since the last Guardians movie.
The reason this works for me is that it doesn't feel like a Marvel Studios movie, which have become so formulaic and boring. This plays more like a space adventure movie from the 80's-90's.
What I didn't like...
1. It was too jokey. 2. I thought they actually used too much music, a couple of times in the movie they played a song and it just felt like overkill to me. 3. I didn't like Drax, he is basically comic relief in this movie. 4. I didn't like how they used Mantis, she had no point in this movie other than to be the butt of Drax's jokes. 5. Another villain killed in a Marvel movie.
What I did like...
1. Yondu, and Yondu and Rocket. They actually made existing characters more compelling, something no other Marvel Studios has done. 2. Ego. This worked a lot more than I thought it would. He was actually very compelling as a character. His line on how he killed Quill's mother because if he didn't he would never be able to leave her was quite touching, in a messed up way. 3. Nebula. Again I like it when characters are expanded into more than one note caricatures. 4. Adam Strange. Are you F'ing kidding me? Hell yeah! 5. The Watchers. Fun to see them, but their appearance looked a little odd, maybe cheap CGI? 6. Snake Pliskin with Quill's mother.
So overall a very fun movie, but it does nothing to advance the Marvel theme that seems to have barely moved forward in 5 years.
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."
-G. K. Chesterton
Can anyone explain to me how and why GotG Vol2 is set in 2014? I saw no evidence of it, but it is allegedly true.
They give the date of Ego's time on earth at the start of the movie, and then when they flash forward to the present they include a bit of text that says "X years later," setting the movie in 2014. I'm afraid that I can't remember the exact numbers in the film, but I'm pretty sure that's the reasoning behind it. Also James Gunn has mentioned it being set in 2014 in interviews, if memory serves.
"Better to die as good fiction than to live as bad." - Journey into Mystery #645
Post by honorbuddy on May 17, 2017 14:34:58 GMT -6
They've said that the Guardians will show up in the next Avengers, right? I'd assume it's to make it all work on the grand timeline of all the movies. How we sometimes get an editor's note in comics that states "this comic takes place before such and such #X."