Brilliant Guardians of The Galaxy Trailer Has Us 'Hooked On A Feeling'
Excuse me for indulging in a touch of hyperbole for a moment, but was this first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer not the greatest trailer of all time? I mean, we all knew that with Chris Pratt playing Peter Quill, Marvel's 2014 cosmic outing would have a healthy dose of comedy, but this trailer takes it to a new level by using Blue Swede's 'Hooked on a Feeling track. Only Marvel could get away with blending beautiful action shots with this kind of comedy. This trailer was everything I had hoped for....and a bucket-load more.
Opening with Peter Quill's first meeting with Korath the Pursuer - who looks every bit the badass - the trailer succeeds in rattling off introductions to the majority of the movie's eclectic cast of characters. The mugshot moments for the 5 'Guardians of the Galaxy' are priceless and it's such a relief that they have captured the essence of Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket....especially Rocket.
But it isn't just wild bunch of heroes in this movie and, while they bad-guys get far less face time, their is still a lot to take in in terms of the movie's antagonists. As a fan of Karen Gillan, I was most excited by the appearance of the beautiful Scot playing Nebula, and there she is in all her bald-blue glory! Benicio Del Toro's 'Collector' also flashes up for a second, but of course, we've all seen him already after Thor: Dark World's post credits scene.
After the formalities and comedy of the introductions, the trailer descends into pure action-packed chaos and I loved every moment of it. Everything from Peter Quill's ship to the flash of Gamora's red hair was just perfect. Far from shying away from the fact that Guardians is one of the weirder Marvel properties, James Gunn and co have fully embraced it and the end product is just perfect. Now begins the painful wait for the movie's August 4th release date, a date which may see fans everywhere thinking to themselves 'Avengers who?'.