New TV Spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Promises Irreverent Fun
Between the introduction of the titular Guardians as "a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac" and Glenn Close's delivery of the classic line, "Send in the Guardians," this new TV spot for the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" should excite fans of the irreverent humor of the comics as well as future converts.
On its face, the subject matter is serious, as evidenced by Glenn Close's character saying, "Our world is facing an unstoppable threat." But, as seen in this TV spot as well as the trailer the movie isn't taking itself too seriously. One of the "guardians" a thug raccoon, another is a tree-like mutant, and the tone in general is very self-deprecating and silly. Nowhere is this more evident than in the moment that Chris Pratt dramatically introduces his team with purple swirly things all around his head, and then Korath responds, "Who?" and he answers defeatedly, "Never mind."
This type of humor has become more popular in superhero movies, with many of the new Marvel franchise installments featuring a distinct lack of self-seriousness and an abundance of silliness.
Check out all of the irreverent humor when "Guardians of the Galaxy" is released in less than two months, on August 1, 2014. In the meantime, watch the TV spot and take a look at the newly released poster: