150-ish word movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy

WHAT: Guardians of the Galaxy
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1
WHERE: Bemidji Theatre


Chris Pratt’s Star Lord in a fighter during the film’s final battle.

I’m a few days late on this, having seen “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Friday with Helen; but even after having some time to reflect I must say I remain completely in love with this movie. While it has some issues — the early exposition that tried to explain Ronan’s vendetta against the Nova would’ve been something better seen than explained, for instance — there was so much about Guardians that was simply outstanding that the areas where it fell flat ultimately didn’t matter. Chris Pratt was fantastic as Star Lord — everything you see about him being this generation’s Han Solo is entirely appropriate. Rocket — by far this movie’s biggest risk — was excellent, and it was because of the energy Bradley Cooper gave the character’s voice. Hell, by the end I even bought John C. Reilly as a member of the Nova Corps. This is a Day 1 BluRay purchase, without question, and I’d return to the theaters to watch it again without hesitation or remorse. Fabulous movie.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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