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(Contact Music)   So 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is basically amazing   (contactmusic.com) divider line 152
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2014-07-21 12:55:43 PM  
I really try to not buy into the hype of movies. Too many letdowns in the past.

Now saying that, I'm so hyped for this movie!
 
2014-07-21 01:16:03 PM  
It's got Rocket Racoon. I was in just for that alone.
 
2014-07-21 01:26:14 PM  
Positive early reviews  (even if the audience was pre-disposed to like it)  are 100 times better than silence due to the studio being afraid to screen it.

I actually might go to a Thursday night showing and I don't do that.
 
2014-07-21 01:30:01 PM  
Be interested if any cameos from Thor show up.
 
2014-07-21 02:13:41 PM  
Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.
 
2014-07-21 02:29:09 PM  
I've already got this on my "Shut up and take my money" list.
 
2014-07-21 02:32:33 PM  

hubiestubert: It's got Rocket Racoon. I was in just for that alone.


I know next to nothing about this Guardians of the Galaxy.  The Guardians I knew were all last-of-their-kind survivors from different planets, led by Vance Astro, a human astronaut from the 20th Century.  When I heard about the movie, I looked into this "new" team a little and saw them as just a bunch of Starjammers rip-offs.  I read the infinity Gauntlet arc, so I know the story--figured I could skip this movie.

Until I saw this last year:  

Machine gun-wielding psychotic raccoon?  Sign me up!
 
2014-07-21 02:35:43 PM  

brigid_fitch: hubiestubert: It's got Rocket Racoon. I was in just for that alone.

I know next to nothing about this Guardians of the Galaxy.  The Guardians I knew were all last-of-their-kind survivors from different planets, led by Vance Astro, a human astronaut from the 20th Century.  When I heard about the movie, I looked into this "new" team a little and saw them as just a bunch of Starjammers rip-offs.  I read the infinity Gauntlet arc, so I know the story--figured I could skip this movie.

Until I saw this last year:

Machine gun-wielding psychotic raccoon?  Sign me up!


Dammit!  This is why I should preview the posts.  .gif is too large to post
http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Rocket-Raccoon.gif
 
2014-07-21 02:53:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I really try to not buy into the hype of movies. Too many letdowns in the past.

Now saying that, I'm so hyped for this movie!


This.

Will either be seeing it Friday or Saturday on opening weekend/nights.
 
2014-07-21 03:00:45 PM  
I've been looking forward to this since it was first announced at Comic Con 2 years ago, can't believe it's less than two weeks away now.  Hope it doesn't suck.

And I hate/love how they're keeping images of Thanos out of the previews.  I want to see more than the hand (sans gauntlet) and right profile that we got in Avengers.  But I guess that's one more thing to look forward to when I go since they probably won't show him if they haven't by now.
 
2014-07-21 03:03:15 PM  
I somehow doubt that. But, I'll with old judgement until after Neil deGrasse Tyson hilariously trolls it.
 
2014-07-21 03:04:35 PM  

Old Man Winter: I somehow doubt that. But, I'll with old judgement until after Neil deGrasse Tyson hilariously trolls it.


Try some new judgement, that should help.
 
2014-07-21 03:10:01 PM  

browneye: I've already got this on my "Shut up and take my money" list.


This x1000
 
2014-07-21 03:10:26 PM  
My ongoing prayer has been "Please don't suck" but it seems that it may live up to the hype. But like so many of us, I've been burned before too so I'm remaining cautious.

I am still gonna find a Thursday showing if I can.
 
2014-07-21 03:10:33 PM  
I'm a fan of Chris Pratt from Parks and Rec and my daughter likes the Marvel stuff so we'll be checking it out. From what I've seen trailer wise looks like it will be fun.
 
2014-07-21 03:13:37 PM  

brigid_fitch: hubiestubert: It's got Rocket Racoon. I was in just for that alone.

I know next to nothing about this Guardians of the Galaxy.  The Guardians I knew were all last-of-their-kind survivors from different planets, led by Vance Astro, a human astronaut from the 20th Century.  When I heard about the movie, I looked into this "new" team a little and saw them as just a bunch of Starjammers rip-offs.  I read the infinity Gauntlet arc, so I know the story--figured I could skip this movie.

Until I saw this last year:
Machine gun-wielding psychotic raccoon?  Sign me up!


You know Yondu is in? And who plays him?
 
2014-07-21 03:13:50 PM  
Will take my son Saturday morning matinee which start at 10am. 6.50 a ticket is too good to pass up!!! We love all the Marvel movies and since he got the GoG Lego set this is all he wants to see now
 
2014-07-21 03:14:25 PM  

That Reilly Monster: I've been looking forward to this since it was first announced at Comic Con 2 years ago, can't believe it's less than two weeks away now.  Hope it doesn't suck.

And I hate/love how they're keeping images of Thanos out of the previews.  I want to see more than the hand (sans gauntlet) and right profile that we got in Avengers.  But I guess that's one more thing to look forward to when I go since they probably won't show him if they haven't by now.


Thanos isn't the main villains from what I've read. He's the guy who dispatches Ronin which is the main rouge.
 
2014-07-21 03:15:26 PM  
Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.
 
2014-07-21 03:16:51 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain


Hey...I liked Sky Captain.

/refused to see Scott Pilgrim
 
2014-07-21 03:18:32 PM  

llort dam eht: I'm a fan of Chris Pratt from Parks and Rec and my daughter likes the Marvel stuff so we'll be checking it out. From what I've seen trailer wise looks like it will be fun.


Andy role-playing as FBI Agent Burt Macklin is always comedy gold.
 
2014-07-21 03:21:02 PM  

texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.


I hadn't heard that, but I was hoping it would happen.
 
2014-07-21 03:22:35 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.

Sky Captain

was a great flick. I still get a kick out of it.

Scott Pilgrim just wasn't my thing. I continued to watch it only because of the hottie with the colored hair. Otherwise, I probabkly would have quit after the first half hour.
 
2014-07-21 03:22:50 PM  

texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.


Fark favorite Nathan Fillion also is in the movie in a small role
 
2014-07-21 03:25:59 PM  
Cannot wait to see this.  Never really knew of the GoG, but the trailers and James Gunn have really got me psyched.
 
2014-07-21 03:28:27 PM  
Looks farking badass. This is the only comic book movie my girlfried saw the preview for and said "Ooh what's that? Let's go see that!" It's gonna be huge.
 
2014-07-21 03:29:35 PM  

eagles95: texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.

Fark favorite Nathan Fillion also is in the movie in a small role


It would be funny if he was just in the background dressed up as Mal. The Firefly fanatics would freak out.
 
2014-07-21 03:30:23 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.


I do enjoy Scott Pilgrim a lot (close to being a favorite of mine).  I don't think I've ever watched Sky Captain from beginning to end so can't comment on that one.
 
2014-07-21 03:31:14 PM  

hubiestubert: It's got Rocket Racoon. I was in just for that alone.


DC: We need to slip Wonder Woman into a movie property that already has Batman and Superman in it as a supporting character.  Wouldn't want to get too far outside the audience's safe, established comfort zones by using the century-old generic super-strength character everyone likes that also happens to have *gasp* breasts.  fark, better shove the color-wash another couple notches further into brown or we'll need fainting couches.

Marvel: Hey, audiences, the movie where the robot-man and the inflatable green dude have a bromance was fun and all, but now we're bored.  Know what you'd probably like?  A movie where two of the leads are a raccoon that dual-wields blaster rifles while flying around on his jetpack and his best friend, the monosyllabic alien talking tree.  And for the viewpoint character we're going with the orphaned child of the '70s origin story.  In SPAAAAAAAAACE.  I mean, all of like a hundred people actually ever bought the comic, what can go wrong?

Matt Reeves: Oh, you have live-action humans that are actual  protagonists in your movies?  How cute.  Show 'em how it's done, Andy.

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Thanos isn't the main villains from what I've read. He's the guy who dispatches Ronin which is the main rouge.


Thanos in the comics is more an emperor minding his own shiat 90% of the time, the exception being when he started putting together the magic glove dealie.  He's usually a connecting thread between antagonists rather than an antagonist himself, e.g. one of his underlings places a bounty on the heroes because of something they legitimately actually did, or he manages to point a couple factions at each other to get them out of his hair and the heroes end up mired in the resulting brush war.

He doesn't usually pull strings or play end-boss, essentially, he is to the Marvel universe what the general military-industrial complex is to Jason Bourne... sure, he's responsible for a lot of bad shiat in the philosophical, ultimate sense, but he's not really hunting down the protagonist personally or even really intentionally picking on them.

// The exceptions are pretty awesome, because when he does actually want something he tends to actually get it.
 
2014-07-21 03:32:59 PM  
Based that they're going with 60's pop for the soundtrack (as opposed to the latest Nickelback top 40 hit, as blockbusters tend to do), I'm hoping they're aiming for a different, and better comic book film altogether.
 
2014-07-21 03:33:29 PM  
I'm going to see this opening weekend, even if I have to hire a questionable-looking hobo to watch my kids.
 
2014-07-21 03:34:12 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 70s origin story


Not to be that guy, but I think he has an 80s origin story.
 
2014-07-21 03:36:43 PM  

texdent: It would be funny if he was just in the background dressed up as Mal.


for a second I thought we were still talking about Howard the Duck, and that was a great mental image.  :)
 
2014-07-21 03:38:59 PM  
Jim_Callahan:

He doesn't usually pull strings or play end-boss, essentially, he is to the Marvel universe what the general military-industrial complex is to Jason Bourne... sure, he's responsible fo ...

There are a few exceptions, but basically this.  Thanos is running so many schemes all at once, everything usually tends to funnel back to him at one point or another.  He's got puppets on both sides of the conflict so no matter what happens, he's the winner.

Also, in the comics, Thanos has saved the universe almost as many times as he's destroyed it.  Sometimes he has to stop someone else's schemes because it's "his" universe to destroy.  Other times, he just wanted to see how other people's plans play out then he'll pull the plug at the last minute.  A couple of times, he's completely wiped out all of existence, got bored, then willed it all back exactly how it was.

I freaking love Thanos.
 
ecl
2014-07-21 03:39:44 PM  
We need more insane gambles so I'm really hoping this pays off big.
 
2014-07-21 03:40:29 PM  

texdent: eagles95: texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.

Fark favorite Nathan Fillion also is in the movie in a small role

It would be funny if he was just in the background dressed up as Mal. The Firefly fanatics would freak out.


He should be Howard the Duck. Or Squirrel Girl.
 
2014-07-21 03:43:14 PM  

texdent: Jim_Callahan: 70s origin story

Not to be that guy, but I think he has an 80s origin story.


The trailer's jingle is a top 40 single from 1974 (the Blue Swede cover of "Hooked on a Feeling"), plus the actor's made up to look like he's in his late '30s.

This may be a matter of me being a better music nerd than a comics nerd, though.  Like I mentioned, GoG the comic is pretty obscure even by the standards of people that read Marvel comics as kids.  Which is one of the reasons it's a good choice-- all most of us remember is a goddamned raccoon with a rocket pack, so if they get that in there even the comics fans'll be cool with it and they can pull the rest out of their ass.

// And they've got Nova Corps going on in there, so apparently they're going full stretch on this one as far as throwing random shiat in.
 
2014-07-21 03:48:27 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The trailer's jingle is a top 40 single from 1974


playing on an 80s-era Walkman.
 
2014-07-21 03:49:17 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.


Cool, I liked both those films.
 
2014-07-21 03:51:41 PM  

Zerochance: Based that they're going with 60's pop for the soundtrack (as opposed to the latest Nickelback top 40 hit, as blockbusters tend to do), I'm hoping they're aiming for a different, and better comic book film altogether.


A different, and better comic book film.
 
ecl
2014-07-21 03:53:28 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.

Cool, I liked both those films.


The premise of skycaptain was better than the movie.
 
2014-07-21 03:55:03 PM  

crotchgrabber: texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.

I hadn't heard that, but I was hoping it would happen.


In all honesty, I'd rather Howard show up in Doctor Strange. And Man Thing...
 
2014-07-21 03:56:05 PM  

texdent: eagles95: texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.

Fark favorite Nathan Fillion also is in the movie in a small role

It would be funny if he was just in the background dressed up as Mal. The Firefly fanatics would freak out.


Wouldn't be surprised if they'd quote/paraphrase from "The Rundown" where Arnold passes by The Rock and says something like "It's all yours now."
 
2014-07-21 03:59:02 PM  
If I have seen all 35 trailers do I still need to see the movie?
 
2014-07-21 03:59:16 PM  
Hopefully Rocket will take off and accrue some benefit to his creator.
 
2014-07-21 03:59:20 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.


Can't speak to Sky Captain since I never saw it, but Scott Pilgrim was farking awesome. I ended up seeing it 5 times in the theater. First by myself, then twice with a friend of mine (same friend both times), then two more times each with different people.

Everyone I saw it with agreed it was awesome and they just didn't expect how good it would be from the trailers they saw.
 
2014-07-21 04:00:23 PM  

ecl: Tyrone Slothrop: Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.

Cool, I liked both those films.

The premise of skycaptain was better than the movie.


It was a great movie with the look and feel of movies from that era.
 
2014-07-21 04:01:29 PM  

hubiestubert: crotchgrabber: texdent: Apparently there's a rumor that Howard the Duck is going to have a cameo appearance.

I hadn't heard that, but I was hoping it would happen.

In all honesty, I'd rather Howard show up in Doctor Strange. And Man Thing...


I just realized... DC didn't have near the quality of drugs that Marvel did in the 70s.
 
2014-07-21 04:03:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: Darth_Lukecash: Yep. Fanboys seem to like it. Just like they liked Scott Pilgrim and Sky Captain.

Can't speak to Sky Captain since I never saw it, but Scott Pilgrim was farking awesome. I ended up seeing it 5 times in the theater. First by myself, then twice with a friend of mine (same friend both times), then two more times each with different people.

Everyone I saw it with agreed it was awesome and they just didn't expect how good it would be from the trailers they saw.


loved Scott Pilgrim- great movie.

I could never figure our why everyone trashed it.
 
2014-07-21 04:04:53 PM  
Already got my tickets for Thursday night, can't wait.

My favorite twort about this movie:

@brettwhite: DC/WB is all like "Wonder Woman's too confusing for a movie!" and Marvel/Disney is all like "Here's a raccoon with a machine gun"

I've gotten so sick of  mopeyemo grittiness in comic book movies. Dark Knight Rises kind of put me over the top and Man of Steel killed it for me. Even The Crow had a lighter tone than MoS. It's okay to have fun with your source material.
 
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