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    Saw it this evening. I had fun, it gave some laughs, had some fun action sequences, and was interesting in some ways -- even had a few poignant moments. I mean, I can't say it's a movie that will dramatically haunt me or anything, but I enjoyed it.

    Chris Pratt IMO nailed the role of Starlord (in addition to being pretty damn hot with his shirt off). He was kinda the glue that held it all together. you could definitely tell the "real" actors from not-so-real ones. Bradley Cooper as Rocket was okay enough but didn't stand out; Pratt was great; Saldana was as solid as always, even if playing a type of character she's done a few times in the past; Dave Batista was adequate, although his physique was far more memorable than his acting ability; Vin Diesel of course didn't have much script to work with but managed to change things up a lot.

    There were a few veteran actors (John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro) who got some lines but nothing really spectacular; anyone could have been cast in those parts, it was more a "freebie" role for them. Mike Rooker of course chewed up the scenery but he was playing the same sort of character he typically plays in anything I see him in. Djimon Hounsou played his part but was kind of just a passing face. Brolin was adequate but wasted as Thanos. While Lee Pace did fine as Ronan, he was just your typically baddie villain out to gain power and destroy the world, blah blah blah.

    Two standouts -- Karen Gillan as Nebula and Christopher Fairbank as the broker. Gillan I'd recently seen in Oculus and she was damned good, so I expected to see more of her in upcoming films, and here she was, one of the more memorable characters in the movie... I hope her turn here opens some more doors for her. Fairbank just really brought a lot to the role despite not having much screen time, and I'll remember him.

    The movie did have a few slight missteps -- typically when there was a serious beat and you weren't sure whether there would be a joke at the end (as it often did), and when it didn't, the serious tone kind of hung too long in the silence, so it was hard to know how to process it. There were also some serious moments that flowed just fine. There were even a few brief teary moments, including the end sequence.

    There's of course an additional clip after ALL the credits have rolled. Hard to tell whether it's forecasting anything, but I was laughing pretty hard at that one since I'm old enough to recognize it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    There's of course an additional clip after ALL the credits have rolled. Hard to tell whether it's forecasting anything, but I was laughing pretty hard at that one since I'm old enough to recognize it.

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    ^^I'm not sure whether they're saying they're gonna try to make a movie or whether they're just making another joke in a movie like this one that makes so many of them.

    All I gotta say is that it better have Daimon Hellstrom, Man-Thing, and KISS in it, if they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    ^^I'm not sure whether they're saying they're gonna try to make a movie or whether they're just making another joke in a movie like this one that makes so many of them.
    There was also a troll in the movie.

    And I'm not much into comic books (just comic book movies with sfx), but how does this tie into the other movies? It felt kinda separate from the other MCU movies.

    The other question is


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    There was also a troll in the movie.
    Oh, I missed nathan Fillion. I think he's the bulky prisoner in the Kyln who has his sinuses cleared out by Groot. Not sure, but I think that's who.

    And I'm not much into comic books (just comic book movies with sfx), but how does this tie into the other movies? It felt kinda separate from the other MCU movies.
    I missed Thor 2, but i heard there might be a connection there especially in regards to the Infinity storyline / Thanos. We've had a few artifacts already and they might all be housing special stones for all I know... not sure.

    EDIT: Kinda worried about Turtles. I don't get TV so I don't see commercials there, but there's been a real lack of advertising investment going on. That can't be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I missed Thor 2, but i heard there might be a connection there especially in regards to the Infinity storyline / Thanos. We've had a few artifacts already and they might all be housing special stones for all I know... not sure.
    I saw Thor 2, and yeah, I do remember that being in one of the post-credits sequence, but usually, MCU movies have supporting characters make an appearance in all the movies, or at least mention them, Stan Lee not included.

    I'm not a comic book guy, but do Guardians of the Galaxy become Avengers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I saw Thor 2, and yeah, I do remember that being in one of the post-credits sequence, but usually, MCU movies have supporting characters make an appearance in all the movies, or at least mention them, Stan Lee not included.

    I'm not a comic book guy, but do Guardians of the Galaxy become Avengers?
    I haven't been reading mainstream comics very deeply for years, but it looks like they show up occasionally at least in the Avengers and/or Defenders and/or alt universe circles.
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    I liked the movie overall. If this is how Disney will handle the Star Wars franchise (good characters, good interaction between characters, not taking itself too seriously), then the Star Wars movies might well be in good hands.

    I like how the Marvel Cinematic Universe is attempting to tie everything together with interweaving storylines. I find that I like how the movies (and SHIELD TV series) all share events, and if something happens in one movie, it isn't going to suddenly not have happened in other movies.

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    Lol at the spoiler. ...loved the look of incredulity on Ronan's face. He was so taken aback after having his monolog interrupted, he had no idea what to do!
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    Loved this movie, it was just hilarious and badass the whole way through.
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