Post by twothousandonemark on Oct 31, 2019 17:12:29 GMT
The Avengers was such a bullseye, that I had all the trust in the world for more MCU ensemble team-ups. I don't want Star Wars in the MCU, & yet I love GOTG as Star Wars in the MCU. Perhaps not surprisingly more intimate than The Avengers, as ensemble action flick, all its characters & planet locations are fresh & enjoyable. Re-watches only help this movie, & my tepid response to its sequel have left this one even more impressionable. The cast is all great & most importantly, their chemistry is hilariously outstanding. Think Infinity War, after NYC is sieged by Thanos' minions... the jump to space with this band is a welcome changeup. This group is comfort food with a capital pint of beer & 3 servings of Buffalo wings. When cosmic storylines were on the horizon, I honestly had doubts - because cosmic comics have always & forever been mind bending abstracts for me. That they went humour & levity was a huge plus. Ronan the Accuser set in the wrong tone might've been a major hard decline. So what if it comes down to a dance off, that's where we are & I like it. Thanos' first speaking moment in the MCU obviously could've been more memorable & eventful... & yet he's immediately intertwined in MCU cosmic, with subtle nods to where the Infinity Saga was headed. I'll say that GOTG is maybe more re-watchable than The Avengers, with lower stakes & more accessible humour... though I still have The Avengers & its iconic significance ever so slightly ahead.
My MCU favs: 1. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2. Avengers: Infinity War 3. Captain America: Civil War 4. Avengers: Endgame 5. Captain America: The First Avenger 6. The Avengers 7. Thor: Ragnarok 8. Guardians of the Galaxy 9. Ant-Man 10.Iron Man
An enjoyable romp from start to finish, rewatchable doesn't begin to describe it. A perfect combination of humor, action and pure heart. The offbeat humor and bizarre characters often overshadow the inventive visuals and emotional beats, but you get more out of it with each viewing. A+ filmmaking for the modern age.
A dance off only occurred to those who view the scene through the prism of a petulant and juvenile mind. Kid.
It doesn't take much effort (IMDb) to see that enjoyment of GOTG applies to people of all ages. To claim otherwise is simply untrue. Another indicator of rank immaturity is to continuously repeat obvious falsehoods, hoping to annoy.
In the theater, I recall the adult reaction to the dancing distraction to have been pure delight. It was wonderfully unconventional, yet so in-line with the Peter Quill character. A brief comedic pause between the heartbreak of Groot's sacrifice, the loss of a friend, and the dramatic destruction of Ronan. "We're the Guardians of the Galaxy, bitch!"
It's interesting how Quill's dancing only distracted Ronan for a few seconds, yet years later it continues to distract you. Kid.
How ironic that all the bitching about a non-existing dance-off only serves to illustrate the childishness of the complaint. When (if) you eventually grow up, you might see that. In the mean time, I hope you don't mind if we laugh in your face.
Great film. Ronan is really my only complaint. He drags the movie down a bit, since he could’ve been way better. This is why I prefer V2 slightly more, with Ego being a far more fleshed-out and compelling villain.