Recently I went and watched the new Superhero/Science Fiction film
“Guardians Of The Galaxy.” I was over all very impressed with the film,
and think it is a great adaption from the comics to movie form. I really enjoyed the retro 80’s aspect too. Such items as Star Lord’s Walkman with mixtape, along with the comedic humor really set the tone of this film.
Aside from the humor. I do have some things that Id like to express in my opinion that made the film not as enjoyable as it could have been for me.
For instance the over use of violence. While there was a decent bit of humor, the characters seemed to injure, or kill almost everything in the film.
Another thing that made me sad to see Marvel do was having Rocket Raccoon’s character literally poke fun at, and act cruel towards the disabled. For instance their are two scenes, one where he suggests stealing a mans prosthetic leg for use in the prison escape. Another such reverence was to an individuals eye. In my honest opinion you shouldn’t have to poke fun at people with dissabilities, and certainly be extremely cruel to make a great film!
My favorite character next to Star Lord in the film was the one called “Groot” portrayed by actor Vin Diesel. His character seemed the most pure, and the one that promoted the most “Peace” etc. I think this maybe because he was of nature. Since he was more or less a living, breathing, tree he had an almost spiritualistic trait about him. Three scenes stood out in my mind that pertain to this character in the film. These scenes include where Groot picks a flower, and hands it to a little girl. This was an act of kindness. Another was when he used his powers to illuminate, and bring light to Ronan’s starship. Lastly was when his character made the ultimate sacrifice, by using his powers to save his friends.
However something else I noticed about the sacrifice he made was that Groot didn’t die. He actually in a way was reborn, and ascended back to life. This was a result of not only Rocket having taken a part of him, and planting it in a pot to grow. But rather that with great humility, comes reward. In other words Groot not only was a real hero, but was the one who was most in tune with the Galaxy, and nature as a whole.
In conclusion I do highly suggest viewing this film. Especially if you are into comics, or science fiction in general. I would however keep an open mind, and try and understand the things I have expressed in this article if possible.
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