Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Yup, I'm back to making posts about trailers.  Sue me.  This looks really cool.  The trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy" aired last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Luckily thanks to the magic of the Internet, you don't need to watch that whole show to see the movie clips*.  Here it is:

Despite being a Marvel movie, it appears that there are no Superheroes involved.  I've never heard of any of these people, but then again, I had never heard of Iron Man before 2007.  It looks like a live action SciFi anime, a little bit like "Space Dandy".  Talking tree, green-skinned lady, a raccoon, and a some dude as the lead who insists that everybody call him "Starlord".  The focus here seems to very much be comedy, featuring the use of Blue Swede's Hooked on a Feeling, (the only pop song I know of to feature a chorus of cavemen).  It all looks like truly fantastic and unpretentious space opera action, with an incredibly weird universe of CG space creatures.

Ultimately though, I think the message is clear:  DC tried and failed to make a colorful universe of aliens with "Green Lantern", and now Marvel is stealing their thunder.  Now they have two superhero team franchises, and DC cannot finish one.  That has to be embarrassing for them.

* Just ten years ago I remember suffering though an episode of the short-lived FOX soap opera, "The O.C." just to see the first trailer for "Star Wars Episode III".  I'm sure Jimmy Kimmel could put on a better show than the problems of rich spoiled Southern California teenagers, but still:  Thank Jesus for Youtube.


  1. As a long time fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy I can say I am ecstatic that they are getting a kickass looking movie, but I think the more pressing issue is that Blue did not know of Iron Man until the live-action movie.

    Dude as a fellow 90's kid please tell me that you've at LEAST seen the Iron Man Animated Series.

    1. I remember Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman, Street Sharks, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck. But I don't remember Iron Man.

    2. Ah come on! Why am I the only one that remembers that Tony used to keep his suit in a suitcase? Now I'm starting to think that I imagined that show.

  2. I was kind of looking forward to this movie before seeing the trailer, now I'm really looking forward to it.