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Guardians of the Galaxy ****

Guardians of the Galaxy ****Guardians of the Galaxy, maximum entertainment and excellent mixture of science fiction and comic book superheroes.

It’s summer movie, and puts again that mix of entertainment, escapism and quality than the more commercial film, blockbuster, seem to have lost in recent times.

Within the landscape of comic book adaptations is refreshing because it handles characters unknown to most of the public. But it is best that these characters and their adventures are treated very refreshing way. An example is the clever way to dodge the obvious outcomes in the dramatic sequences to always lean towards humor and punk tone throughout the film handles. Thus craftily dodges the predictable and walks around the topics without being repetitious. That’s positive as serialized and addicted to repeating formulas such as cinema today. Another example of the refreshing shade having the whole film is its ability to cross-references and winks. The Guardians know where they come and accept his true nature to develop its own personality. The start of the film is marked by a double presentation of his protagonist: Peter Quill … Star-Lord. Starts first in childhood, with a nod to the first proposals of Steven Spielberg sci-fi influenced by Disney, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET. And then again as an adult Quill introduce a sequence that recalls back to Spielberg and Raiders of the Lost Ark. But in both cases, rather than stay in the simple nod of tribute to the viewer complicit, goes further, and establishes a much stronger bond based on the music. Music is another character, another member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, another protagonist of the story that accompanies Quill and colleagues throughout the story and mark emotions every time in the history. So not only do we have a transcript of Indiana Jones searching for treasure turn. It’s up to Lara Croft Angelina Jolie as sexy but bland female version of the character played by Harrison Ford in Tomb Raider. Or to Nicolas Cage in the box office but excessively mimetic National Treasure. Quill in Guardians is more than mere imitation, because suddenly the treasure hunt turns into a fun musical number that marks the relaxed, thug and parodic tone presides the rest of the film, at any time without giving the promised burden of visual spectacle and adventure. But under it all, the heart of the film is musical comedy.

Guardians of the Galaxy know their role as heir to two traditions. On the one hand the tradition of science fiction space-opera type Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers, which flows into Star Wars. It even has echoes of the series Firefly and its feature film, Serenity. The character played by Zoe Saldana, Gamora, reminds me a lot of River (Summer Glau). And Peter Quill is another way of understanding the nature of the character played by Harrison Ford as Han Solo, but goes a step further in the demystification of classical reckless adventurer, the icon of «dangerous but friendly man», which brought him much profit stars like Clark Gable, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Errol Flynn in classic Hollywood. The Quill of Chris Pratt is even close to parody that the character of Han Solo or Indiana Jones Ford, but is built on the same mold intrepid adventurer classic movie that the producer of the golden era of Hollywood Darryl F. Zanuck defined when declared: «women love the bums». Guardians of the Galaxy know that as a result of cynicism and distrust that is the hallmark of our society, «the bums» of Zanuck just not attracted to women but generally attract all kinds of public. So build the fable about coral prominence of a group of «bums» rogues and losers, antisocial and selfish which makes heroes against all odds. Rocket Raccoon is the best, funniest and most cynical realization of this idea, backed by Gamora, Drax (WWE Star Dave Bautista a role like this is long overdue) and Groot. By the way, the Rocket Raccoon and Groot get integrated as a character of the frame with the same efficiency as Andy Serkis as Caesar and the other primates of the other great contribution of escapist cinema this summer , Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The chemistry between the Guardians works perfectly, and strong and effective construction of these characters is extended to all who appear in the film, however short their appearance, from the villains (special attention should be paid to the appearance of Benicio del Toro as the Collector and Thanos played by Josh Brolin, completely faithful to the cartoons of Marvel) until the contributions style cameo of John C. Reilly and Glenn Close. Speaking of cameos, the film includes one of the funniest Stan Lee.

Guardians of the Galaxy not only opens an exciting new landscape to the space opera for the Marvel films and is one of the best comic to film adaptations I’ve seen. Also leads to a new phase indirect desire for adventure that seeks to satisfy the viewer’s cinema evasion, and leads to a more mature phase by way of self-parody of the classic formulas. The key again is Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the Guardians. The key is in how it has changed the identification of the viewer with «heroes» of adventurous fiction. Before becoming wanted them, they seem to be as Gable, Bogart, Flynn, Indiana Jones, Han Solo … «Heroes» Guardian convey the impression that they are like us. The key is the message of the last sentence of Groot … And as for the emotional tone of the story and not be taken seriously, that is the best of this movie, the key is in the epilogue with Drax. And again with music as coherent shape to put an end to this spatial musical comedy adventure that is the funniest thing that we can see at the movies this summer.

Miguel Juan Payán



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