Guardians of the Galaxy
As a self-proclaimed geek, I was somewhat excited, although speculative, to see Guardians of the Galaxy.
Now, what I'm about to say my surprise you, but I never was really into the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series only because it didn't grab my attention. So, I thought that I should at least give the movie a chance.
One could argue the film's adaptability to the comics is off for a number of reasons, costume, make-up, storyline, inaccuracies with timeline, etc...
However, the film was rather enjoyable. Some of the jokes were incredibly tongue-in-cheek, but Rocket's crassness and bluntness balanced that out fairly well.
Vin Diesel as Groot was almost as touching as his role in The Iron Giant.
Aesthetically, the film was pleasing to eye. The cities were beautifully constructed and Knowhere looked amazing as the heroes flew into it. Groot was animated in such a way that his eyes made your heart melt and want to adopt a plant creature with limited vocabulary skills. Rocket was designed as realistically as possible and it works.
The whole film felt like one of those old 90s Sci-Fi films that captured my heart as a child. That being said, while I enjoyed the film I don't think it was particularly outstanding. It was entertaining, but a little slow in some places. It relied too much on Starlord's desire to incorporate music into everything. Overall, a 3 out of 5.
The after credits scene was also a bit of a letdown. If you haven't seen it yet, then I suggest you don't read any further.
After the credits ended, we see the collector in his nearly destroyed museum and a poorly animated, lamely voiced (sorry Seth Green!) version of Howard the Duck.
Yes. Howard. The. Duck.
I sincerely hope that this is not alluding to a remake of the flop as it would most likely be unbearable, especially if he's to be animated so grotesquely.