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(Deadline)   Guardians of the Galaxy, a bunch of Marvel superheroes no one had ever heard of, is set to win the weekend at the box office and make over $90 million. DC still trying to figure out how to retell the origins of Superman and Batman   (m.deadline.com) divider line 528
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2014-08-03 08:40:17 AM  
Subby how dare you break the format of the box office headlines.  There is not nearly enough snark pointed at Lucy, Hercules, and Rise of Guardians.

Guardians of the Galaxy was quite enjoyable.  Took it a bit to really find its footing but once it did it really didn't let up.  You'll believe a raccoon can wield a machine gun.
 
2014-08-03 08:50:25 AM  
It's called "It's August and we have no competition".
 
2014-08-03 09:59:16 AM  
Herp derp children's movie
 
2014-08-03 10:25:43 AM  
GotG was so much better than Footloose but I need a thesaurus to say more than three words about it.
 
2014-08-03 10:34:35 AM  
Guardians was a very fun movie.
I think in terms of quality, Winter Soldier was better, but Guardians was a hell of a lot of fun.
 
2014-08-03 10:34:35 AM  

North_Central_Positronics: GotG was so much better than Footloose but I need a thesaurus to say more than three words about it.


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2014-08-03 10:36:28 AM  

ManateeGag: North_Central_Positronics: GotG was so much better than Footloose but I need a thesaurus to say more than three words about it.

[iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg]


We are all Kevin Bacon.
 
2014-08-03 10:39:47 AM  
My prediction that the fanboys will see it in droves in the first couple weeks is still panning out. The further prediction that audience numbers will drop off precipitously once that initial rush is over is still in play.

Just in case anyone is keeping score at home.
 
2014-08-03 10:54:41 AM  
Best movie so far thus summer, IMHO.
 
2014-08-03 10:55:37 AM  
this, not thus
 
2014-08-03 10:56:46 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My prediction that the fanboys will see it in droves in the first couple weeks is still panning out. The further prediction that audience numbers will drop off precipitously once that initial rush is over is still in play.

Just in case anyone is keeping score at home.


Consider that with rare exceptions most movies follow that pattern.  It will really depend on next weeks releases.  (FWIW: TMNT, Into the Storm, and a Step Up sequel.)
 
2014-08-03 11:02:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My prediction that the fanboys will see it in droves in the first couple weeks is still panning out. The further prediction that audience numbers will drop off precipitously once that initial rush is over is still in play.

Just in case anyone is keeping score at home.


So, like every movie?
 
2014-08-03 11:16:42 AM  

Mugato: It's called "It's August and we have no competition".


Movies don't make $94 million just because there's no competition.
 
2014-08-03 11:22:58 AM  
Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?
 
2014-08-03 11:24:29 AM  

Nefarious: AverageAmericanGuy: My prediction that the fanboys will see it in droves in the first couple weeks is still panning out. The further prediction that audience numbers will drop off precipitously once that initial rush is over is still in play.

Just in case anyone is keeping score at home.

Consider that with rare exceptions most movies follow that pattern.  It will really depend on next weeks releases.  (FWIW: TMNT, Into the Storm, and a Step Up sequel.)


TMNT will do extremely well, but most of us who remember the classic Turtles will avoid it like the plague.  I've seen what Bay did to Transformers, I don't want to see what he does to my own beloved franchise.
 
2014-08-03 11:24:55 AM  
So is 'Get on Up" any good or not?
 
2014-08-03 11:26:49 AM  
I'm tired of people saying GotG was super good. It was just a movie. Fun but not memorable. Is that the bar for quality now?
 
2014-08-03 11:31:25 AM  
GOTG was fantastic. Easily the second best Marvel flick of the year(Captain America: The Winter Soldier still ranks as #1 IMHO). Congrats to the directing/writing team of James Gunn/Nicole Perlman on surpassing expectations!
 
2014-08-03 11:31:55 AM  

Close2TheEdge: Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?



From all I've heard, including lines like that, I've been getting the impression that it's basically what you'd get if Marvel had been the ones to make Farscape.  Is that pretty much accurate?
 
2014-08-03 11:31:57 AM  

dangelder: I'm tired of people saying GotG was super good. It was just a movie. Fun but not memorable. Is that the bar for quality now?


You're "tired of" something after two f*cking days?
 
2014-08-03 11:32:37 AM  
I feel sorry for those with sticks up their asses...
 
2014-08-03 11:33:25 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My prediction that the fanboys will see it in droves in the first couple weeks is still panning out. The further prediction that audience numbers will drop off precipitously once that initial rush is over is still in play.

Just in case anyone is keeping score at home.


Never heard of Guardians of the Galaxy before the movie and I loved it.  Plan on seeing it again next week.

/this has cross over appeal to non-fans
 
2014-08-03 11:33:57 AM  
bin.smwcentral.net
 
2014-08-03 11:35:46 AM  

Frothy Panties: I feel sorry for those with sticks up their asses...


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-03 11:36:06 AM  

Close2TheEdge: Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?


I think that's the line. Nobody else in the theater I was in got the reference either.

Kids these days...
 
2014-08-03 11:37:15 AM  
Question. The last Marvel movie we saw was Iron Man 2. Do we need to watch all the others first to enjoy this? Or is it really a standalone movie?
 
2014-08-03 11:37:37 AM  

Donnchadha: Close2TheEdge: Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?

I think that's the line. Nobody else in the theater I was in got the reference either.

Kids these days...


Did anyone in your theatre get the reference for the scene after the credits?
 
2014-08-03 11:38:44 AM  

The Banana Thug: Question. The last Marvel movie we saw was Iron Man 2. Do we need to watch all the others first to enjoy this? Or is it really a standalone movie?


Its a standalone movie.

/and makes limited references to the rest of the Marvel univese
 
2014-08-03 11:38:49 AM  
the thing I didn't get at the time i saw the movie, and didn't hit me until yesterday, was that he named his friggin' ship after Alyssa Milano.
 
2014-08-03 11:40:43 AM  

The Banana Thug: Question. The last Marvel movie we saw was Iron Man 2. Do we need to watch all the others first to enjoy this? Or is it really a standalone movie?


Its a standalone film. there's things in here that will be funnier/make more sense if you've seen the rest, but they're in no way necessary to enjoy the film.
 
2014-08-03 11:40:58 AM  

SilentStrider: the thing I didn't get at the time i saw the movie, and didn't hit me until yesterday, was that he named his friggin' ship after Alyssa Milano.


I was thinking cookies the whole time, but Alyssa Milano makes more sense for someone that was ten-ish in 1988.
 
2014-08-03 11:41:44 AM  

Donnchadha: Close2TheEdge: Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?

I think that's the line. Nobody else in the theater I was in got the reference either.

Kids these days...


I'm only 31 and I got it. I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one laughing either.

The thing I liked about the movie; they didn't show the best parts in the trailer.
 
2014-08-03 11:43:47 AM  
DC still trying to figure out how to re tell the origins of Superman and Batman

Sad but true, subby. It's almost as if the WB message is that they're the only two interesting characters in the entire DCU(read: "most bankable due to make recognition") and damn the rest-which is a farking shame. After the debacle that was Green Lantern, the studio is still licking its wounds, unwilling to take any more bold and creative risks. Good grief.
 
2014-08-03 11:43:52 AM  

Donnchadha: Close2TheEdge: Somebody who has seen the movie help me out here.  There's a line where Peter Quill says to Rocket, "Hold up there, Ranger Rick."  Or something like that.  I, and about half a dozen other 40-somethings busted a gut because we got the reference.

Can anybody remember what the exact line is?

I think that's the line. Nobody else in the theater I was in got the reference either.

Kids these days...


I'm in my 20s and I remember Ranger Rick.
 
2014-08-03 11:44:35 AM  

Frothy Panties: I feel sorry for those with sticks up their asses...


Who put the sticks in their asses?
 
2014-08-03 11:46:07 AM  
And it's all thanks to the legend of Footloose
 
2014-08-03 11:46:26 AM  
I was thinking about this a lot in the movie:

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2014-08-03 11:48:43 AM  

Apos: DC still trying to figure out how to re tell the origins of Superman and Batman

Sad but true, subby. It's almost as if the WB message is that they're the only two interesting characters in the entire DCU(read: "most bankable due to make recognition") and damn the rest-which is a farking shame. After the debacle that was Green Lantern, the studio is still licking its wounds, unwilling to take any more bold and creative risks. Good grief.


Except they aren't retelling the origins of either.  It's the origin of the justice league at this point.

And WB got the message easy, kick the shiat out of marvel weekly rather than bi-yearly on TV.

DC's running around with a psychic gorilla, marvel's still trying to figure out how to have a show in a world about superheroes without any farking superheroes.
 
2014-08-03 11:49:30 AM  

Apos: DC still trying to figure out how to re tell the origins of Superman and Batman

Sad but true, subby. It's almost as if the WB message is that they're the only two interesting characters in the entire DCU(read: "most bankable due to make name recognition") and damn the rest-which is a farking shame. After the debacle that was Green Lantern, the studio is still licking its wounds, unwilling to take any more bold and creative risks. Good grief.


Fixed.
 
2014-08-03 11:49:32 AM  

nharrisphoto: Frothy Panties: I feel sorry for those with sticks up their asses...

Who put the sticks in their asses?


now, now - fark is not your or anybody else's personal erotica site.
 
2014-08-03 11:50:04 AM  
Easily a top 3 marvel movie and best big action of the summer.

I don't get the love for winter soldier. It's not even the best Evans flick this summer. But, whatever. I'm happy with the "will return" aspect.
 
2014-08-03 11:54:23 AM  

hammer85: Apos: DC still trying to figure out how to re tell the origins of Superman and Batman

Sad but true, subby. It's almost as if the WB message is that they're the only two interesting characters in the entire DCU(read: "most bankable due to make recognition") and damn the rest-which is a farking shame. After the debacle that was Green Lantern, the studio is still licking its wounds, unwilling to take any more bold and creative risks. Good grief.

Except they aren't retelling the origins of either.  It's the origin of the justice league at this point.

And WB got the message easy, kick the shiat out of marvel weekly rather than bi-yearly on TV.

DC's running around with a psychic gorilla, marvel's still trying to figure out how to have a show in a world about superheroes without any farking superheroes.


DC's TV offerings are far superior to Marvel's, I'll definitely give you that.


They seem to take more creative risks on the small screen and it's incredibly thrilling to see. They might as well stick to that and eschew any more cinematic forays.
 
2014-08-03 11:55:52 AM  
I'm surprised that Drax ended up being more funny than he should be.
 
2014-08-03 11:56:22 AM  
Quill must never have gone outside as a kid to ingrain that many pop culture references from the twelve years or whatever he was on Earth.
 
2014-08-03 11:56:33 AM  

hammer85: Apos: DC still trying to figure out how to re tell the origins of Superman and Batman

Sad but true, subby. It's almost as if the WB message is that they're the only two interesting characters in the entire DCU(read: "most bankable due to make recognition") and damn the rest-which is a farking shame. After the debacle that was Green Lantern, the studio is still licking its wounds, unwilling to take any more bold and creative risks. Good grief.

Except they aren't retelling the origins of either.  It's the origin of the justice league at this point.

And WB got the message easy, kick the shiat out of marvel weekly rather than bi-yearly on TV.

DC's running around with a psychic gorilla, marvel's still trying to figure out how to have a show in a world about superheroes without any farking superheroes.


I don't think a show on the CW classifies as "kicking the shiat" out of anyone.
 
2014-08-03 11:58:02 AM  

LegacyDL: I'm surprised that Drax ended up being more funny than he should be.


Never read Peter David's Captain Marvel, eh?

Drax was often comic relief there.
 
2014-08-03 11:59:22 AM  
Saw it yesterday, movie is an absolute riot.
 
2014-08-03 12:00:08 PM  
And that opening scene, what a downer. Almost rivaled Up
 
2014-08-03 12:00:22 PM  

LegacyDL: I'm surprised that Drax ended up being more funny than he should be.


Agreed. I'd expected Rocket to be the main scene-stealer, but Drax was nothing short of a comedic revelation.
 
2014-08-03 12:00:26 PM  
GotG was a fantastic movie full of great one liners for all the characters, humorous setups that kept recurring and just good old fashioned action. It was seriously a fun movie and deserved to win the weekend. It requires zero knowledge of the Marvel Universe to enjoy and is completely stand alone unto itself.

To get a little more indepth with character development and plot: I am Groot.
 
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