Left a subtle jab by Yondu (Michael Rooker) at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the great unanswered questions left to be resolved for the sequel is the identity of the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Of course, the character’s comic book origin offers an answer to that question, but from the sounds of it, and a new interview with director James Gunn, those of you beholden to all things comic book-y in terms of GOTG are about to be in for another surprise. That information, and whether or not the biggest bad of all in the Marvel Universe will play a significant role in the sequel, will be revealed after the jump… (more…)
Thanos. He’s the bad guy you love to hate. He’s only appeared in two movies so far and with a combined running time of less than five minutes, but if you’re at all interested in the coalescing story arc across all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, you can’t talk about it much before mentioning Thanos. So you’re big, and purple, and mean, but you’ve had your @$$ handed to you twice now, once when your army was decimated on Earth and again when a ragtag group of criminals, including your own adopted daughter, robbed you of the MacGuffin you were so desperate to possess, now what do you do? Josh Brolin may know. He does, after all, play the part of Thanos. (more…)
The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has prompted a lot of interest in the nuts and bolts of the film, and how it was realized in such a colorful and entertaining package. To wit, Marvel is offering us a look behind the scenes in a new video featurette that’s all about The Milano. The Milano is Peter Quill’s tricked-out spacecraft that both takes you across the stars and makes you feel at home in the 80s. Named for 80s good girl icon Alyssa Milano, it’s spacious enough to travel the galaxy in comfort, but it’s also leathal enough to help bring an end to a galactic tyrant with an axe – or hammer – to grind. So let’s go with Peter Quill himself, actor Chris Pratt, and take a tour of The Milano. (more…)
Sick of Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I thought not. So here are some more stories making the news about Marvel Studios‘ latest film. First of all, the movie did even better than expected over the weekend at the box office, and it seems set to not just be one of the biggest films of the summer, but one of the biggest films of the year. Next, we all know that film nerds like to rank and file things, so we consider where Guardians of Galaxy has initially been placed on one of the internet’s most prestigious ongoing lists. And if you’ve already seen Guardians then you know one particular celebrity gets name dropped as a gag throughout the film. What are his thoughts on his renewed, and interstellar, notoriety? Read on… (more…)
This weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy took the world by storm. The movie hit the top of the U.S. box office with a record shattering $94mil opening, which means that pretty much anyone who was willing and able decided to take a trip with the ragtag bunch of “heroes” led by Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill. One person who would have loved to be in attendance to see his creation brought to life but was unable to make it is comic book writer Bill Mantlo, co-creator of one of the film’s most popular characters (together with Keith Giffen), Rocket Raccoon. Unfortunately, back in 1992, Mantlo was the victim of a hit and run accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. As such, he was unable to attend his local theater to witness just how wonderful his creation looks on screen. Luckily, Marvel continued to prove just how wonderful they are by arranging a private screening for Mantlo. (more…)
When your third film, your first for a major studio, makes $94 million in one weekend, especially after a lot of doubt and trepidation as to whether or not your vision would translate and whether you could get the general movie going public to care about D-list characters, there’s only one thing you can say: Thank you. And as the biggest box office weekend of Summer 2014 wound down, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did just that, posting a thank you note to social media to those that made the Number One movie in North America possible. (more…)
Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect comic book movie! It truly is one of the most unique and delightful films Marvel has created to date. It’s packed with memorable and enjoyable characters, filled with all the required thrills and spills, and an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. You really don’t get much better than this.
Now that the flick is out and living up to its hype, we thought we’d take some time to talk about all the little things that make it one of the coolest things ever to hit the big screen. Marvel’s success in its cinematic universe comes from their films having a series of moments that offer genuine wit and occasionally earned pathos. In Guardians of the Galaxy there a those special moments a plenty. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorites. If you’ve seen the movie, check it out. If not TURN BACK NOW. Seriously, there are MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS UP AHEAD! (more…)
Sure, this thing already leaked thanks to a “butt-cam photo,” but now you can enjoy Thanos in all his high-definition genocidal glory thanks to the first official image of the Josh Brolin-portrayed character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos doesn’t do much in the film, but his presence looms large throughout as the gang from Marvel are clearly setting him up to be the biggest of all bads in some future film or films. But if The Avengers offered a mere sip of Thanos, Guardians allows us one big gulp, and only one thing’s for sure: this is a guy you don’t want to cross (even though everyone seems to keep crossing him). (more…)
Guardians of the Galaxy made it rain last night at Thursday preview screenings with a haul of $11.2 million in ticket sales for two shows. It’s obvious that this is going to be a big weekend for the near universally acclaimed new entry in the Marvel Studios canon. Speaking of canon, it’s well known that Marvel includes little bonuses in their films, a teaser, or spoiler, or hint about what comes next, and Guardians is no exception. So what is it, you’re asking if you haven’t already seen the movie. Well, if you absolutely, positively must know, read below to get the details. By the way, SPOILERS AHEAD! (more…)
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Winner has been announced. +Geeky Mama is taking home all this glorious swag. Thanks to all those who participated. We’ll have more giveaways in the future. Stay tuned.
The wait is over. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is upon us. Was all the hype and excitement leading up to the films release all it was cracked up to be? Well, in short, YES! We promise that all that hype is well-deserved. It’s an irreverent interstellar thrill ride offering flavor, heart, humor, charm, totally boss soundtrack, action galore, and a gun toting talking raccoon with an attitude problem. What more could you possibly want? So many things working for it. It’s as if Marvel climbed to the top of Mt. Sinai and said to God “We Present You This” and all was good in the world. We can’t say enough good things about it. Just shut up and see it already. If you want to read more on how sweet the movie is, check out our review HERE.
In celebration of the films release, and promoting ourselves a little bit, we’re giving away a Guardians of the Galaxy Prize Pack courtesy of Hasbro Toys. What’s in the swag bag and how do you get it? Rocket on down to find out. (more…)