Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: We review the latest comic-based blockbuster

FT-01833_R Here at Remix we love action films, so we were excited to hear that Marvel Studios have a new film coming out. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, an action-packed space adventure film, is set to be released in early August with an all-star cast and James Gunn at the helm of the film. With overwhelmingly positive reviews from the first press screening, the film is lining up to join the ranks of other Marvel greats such as Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is based on the original 1969 comic, with the team coming from the 2008 edition. It follows Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his team of unruly misfits as they battle to save their galaxy. Quill isn’t your usual Marvel hero, relying on a combination of quick wit and weapons as opposed to superpowers. Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora; a mysterious and dangerous assassin, joins Pratt along with Dave Bautista as Drax ‘The Destroyer’, a self-righteous alien driven by revenge. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper contribute their voices respectively to the characters of Groot, a tree-like humanoid and Rocket, a genetically modified racoon. The quartet join Quill on his mission to keep a mysterious stolen orb safe from the hands of Ronan (Lee Pace) a villain set on destroying the galaxy. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is accompanied by a stellar ‘70s soundtrack featuring the likes of The Runaways, David Bowie and The Jackson 5, giving audiences a sense of familiarity in this far flung, futuristic setting. Gunn describes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as ‘something that separates our film a lot from other space-adventure movies because it is very much in our own time that this film is happening.’ Gunn’s humour is evident throughout in all its offbeat glory, creating plenty of entertaining moments for those of us not as enthralled by the sci-fi elements. Watch the trailer below and click here for more information on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which is in cinemas nationwide from Thursday 7th August. Words by Bella Wicks. [video src="" size="auto"]