Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Marvel at new darker, funnier superhero

IT’S got to be good news when your film is barely out of the box office charts and critics are already calling for a sequel.

Guardians of the Galaxy topped UK charts when it was released at the end of last month, proving Marvel Studios’ gamble in adapting a relatively unknown comic book series had paid off.Described by Marvel Comics as ‘The Future Avengers’, Guardians of the Galaxy tells the story of a rag-tag band of misfits, brought together by common adversity. When leader Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill, along with his sidekick Drax the Destroyer, steals a powerful orb he becomes a target for the villainous Ronan.

So he joins forces with other bandits to form an alliance known as the Guardians of the Galaxy.

An eclectic cast portray the most eclectic mix of Marvel characters yet, including Gamora, the assassin, played by Zoe Saldana painted green, Groot the walking tree, voiced expertly by Vin Diesel and Rocket the raccoon-like alien, brought to life with the voice of Bradley Cooper.

Chris Pratt, best known for his role in Parks and Recreation, transformed himself into an action-hero to become Star-Lord and as a result looks every inch the likeable rogue.

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