Honest Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Reminds Us that the Hero Is Always the White Guy

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 2:42PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 2:42PM
Honest Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Reminds Us that the Hero Is Always the White Guy

Honest Trailers usually aren't quite as funny when Screen Junkies likes the movie they're reviewing, because for whatever reason, meanness is always funnier. But credit where credit is due, they still found several legitimate and humorous complaints to level against the well-meaning and well-reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy:

 

 

Most of the video focuses on Marvel's hubris rather than on the movie itself, as Marvel was "drunk on its own power" and decided to make a movie about "an obscure seventies comic that barely anyone read" because "we'll see anything if you slap Marvel's name in front of it."

 

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They also criticize the plot of the film (or really, the lack thereof), and they have a point. When he starts getting into the "geekiness" by citing lines about the planet and species names, I'll be honest with you, I don't remember any of those names at all, because the plot was too underdeveloped for me to take note of what was actually going on. To be fair, the world-building wasn't really the point, the humor was, but there's such thing as being fluffy to a fault.

 

But the best part of the honest trailer doubles as a critique of the plot, which manages to insubstantial and incomprehensible at the same time, and of Marvel's White Man Syndrome: "Try to figure out why this blue alien isn't working with this blue alien, who's working for this blue alien, to kill this green alien, who both want to kill this purple alien, as does this Christmas-colored alien.

 

But if you get confused, just remember the hero is still the white guy." (If he had added "named Chris" to the end of that sentence, I would have been a very happy camper.)

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