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LOVE would be an understatement for this movie. Holy crap Pratt was a find and has stardom written all over him. Reminds me of a young Ryan Reynolds. Nerdy actor turned stud actor. I can't wait to see it again tom after work :)

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Holy crap Pratt was a find

 

I agree. I think we may be seeing a lot of him...I think he's already in the next Jurassic Park movie.

 

I picked up the soundtrack to this movie to listen to on a road trip this weekend. I rarely buy soundtracks (A New Hope, Grease, and the 80's Transformers Movie being the exceptions) but this one had some fun tunes on it. I love the way the movie put them to use. I also finished the set of figures (begrudgingly buying an Iron Man I didn't want), but I think it was worth it.

 

 

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I liked Guardians for the most part...not nearly as good as people are raving, but very enjoyable. Drax was definitely a favorite...sincere and funny. All the characters were well done, and the comedy wasnt forced as I had feared it would be like most Marvel efforts.

 

I do tend to get bored with come of the overlong special effect sequences, and was a bit disappointed in Ronan the Accuser's demise (dancing joke bit went on too long...c'mon, he's alien to it, but not stupid. Also, thought it would have worked better if some of the other Guardians had danced as well instead of making another joke with their refusal/embarrassment.)

 

And my single biggest complaint goes towards Disney/Marvel/this overly PC planet we live on...I had hoped the "A-holes" line was just an alternate take for trailers and general audience safety, but that wasn't the case. Violence, Murder, Implied prison rape, black-light semen stains, and cartoon Raccoon nutsack is ok for for the kids, but saying a naughty slang word for human anatomy? YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT EVEN GO FOR THE ATTITUDE, IT JUST @##@@ SUCKS.

 

...but other than that, had a good time. :)

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I really loved this movie but it wasn't perfect I had a couple of gripes.

 

+ They showed Knowhere and the Celestials.

+ Thanos was really good to see I expected a small cameo at best, the fact they showed more was really cool and Josh Brolin nailed it, would have preferred Ron Pearlman but oh well.

+ Seeing more of the Kree, I believed they were first introduced in Agents if Shield but seeing a bit more of them was nice.

+Chris Pratt did really well on the role it's nice to have a loveable space rogue again especially one who doesn't break his leg in the first scene he films.

+Loved the 80s references: the ship called the Milano, Kevin Bacon, John Stamos.etc.

+Nathan Fillion cameo was a speaking role thank God, take that fanboys that wanted him to play Richard Rider. Same thing with Vin Diesel even though Groot was spot on.

+The official introduction of the infinity gems/stones so far we got the Aether(reality), Tesseract(space) and now the Orb(power) with rumors being that Loki's staff from the Avengers is the Mind gem.

+The action and special effects were pretty good I hope JJ Abrams get these guys for Episode Vll.

+The profanity, I'm surprised over how much they were willing to say like sh#t,jacka#$ and the semen joke.

+While Yondu was somewhat different from the comics Michael Rooker was awesome.

+ I don't watch Dr. Who so I'm not familiar with Karen Gillian but I thought she did a good job with Nebula.

+Cosmo appearing was pretty cool as did the chitauri and dark elves in the Collector's ship

+ Really liked Drax, was never fan of Batista as a wrestler but he did a good job, for the interviews he seemed very passionate about the role apparently he even cried when he got the role. He was a highlight to be sure and I think I like him better as an actor than the Rock.

+Everyone got a moment to shine, which is impressive for a superhero team movie a certain franchise has much to learn.

 

Things I didn't like/nitpicks:

 

- So many human looking characters especially in the Nova Corps I didn't expect a Jim Henson fest but some more alien looking characters would have been nice.

-Cosmo didn't speak I guess they thought another speaking animal would have been too much.

-While Ronan looked cool(a little Darth Vaderish though) I felt they could have made him more honorable where the audience could see that he's not inherently evil but more strict in the laws of his planet.

-Gamora characterization felt off, in the comics she always came across as more of an anti hero and here she was the most honorable of the group could also be that I'm not a fan of Zoe Saldaña.

-The after credit scene while it was cool to have Howard the Duck I felt they could have done so much more: Either have the Nova Corps impressed with Peter Quill decide to recruit a Terran; enter Richard Rider Nova or the explosion in the Collector's ship activates Adam Warlock's cocoon.

 

Great movie and good on Marvel for taking obscure characters and making a successful movie maybe franchise since a sequel is coming. I still like Captain America Winter Soldier better so I don't agree with people saying this is the best Marvel Movie yet. I like to touch on some things that have been discussed: the Howard the Duck cameo, James Gunn already said it was done in good fun and not with any significance so everyone thinking that it meant they were gonna make movie don't hold your breath. As for Galactus a couple years ago when Daredevil rights were about to expire Marvel tried to negotiate with Fox that they could keep the rights to DD in exchange for the rights to Galactus they refused, sorry Guitardevil, altought it doesn't bother me that much since my favorite comic book character is back home with a new Netflix series that's coming next year.

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+ Really liked Drax, was never fan of Batista as a wrestler but he did a good job, for the interviews he seemed very passionate about the role apparently he even cried when he got the role. He was a highlight to be sure and I think I like him better as an actor than the Rock.

 

-Cosmo didn't speak I guess they thought another speaking animal would have been too much.

 

I still like Captain America Winter Soldier better so I don't agree with people saying this is the best Marvel Movie yet.

 

That's cool about Batista just for the fact that you have someone who's really passionate about getting the job and they got it. I think people like that tend to put their best foot forward. You could have had a big name actor play Drax and while they may have doe a good job, to them it may have been just another part.

 

I don't know anything about Cosmo. When he showed up, I could assume he was a part of comic continuity at some point and that he was added as an Easter egg or something, that's fine. If he would have talked, it would have lost me just for the reason you said. I'm glad they didn't go that rout.

 

GOTG as the best Marvel movie yet is debatable but I think just the fact that it IS part of the discussion makes this a big coup for Marvel. When this was first announced you had people balking and calling it a "big gamble" because they were doing a C-list team and not more Avengers (that was always BS, IMO). Now after seeing the final product, you can barely find anyone who didn't enjoy it.

 

FYI, my top Marvel movie pics are now: Iron Man, Avengers, Cap 2, Guardians.

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Bootleg Legends Guardians set:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Marvel-Legends-Action-Figures-Wave-1-Set-of-6-Figures-/390909022700?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5b03fe51ec

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I bought Rocket and Nova, the must haves for me, yesterday, so im willing to take a chance here. As long as they dont just fall to pieces out of the box, looks ok to me.

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Yeah the cast seem very passionate about it, you could tell from last year's SDCC when they flew from filming in London to appear in the panel and that same day they were going back so they could resume filming. Vin Diesel, Karen Gillian, Batista and James Gunn held a live chat from their computers where they answer people's questions about the movie. Both Chris Pratt and James Gunn took to social media on the weekend the movie debuted to thank fans for making the movie a success on its opening weekend, so yeah the cast was passionate about the project. I'm glad people are discussing the movie to the point where they are saying it's better than the Avengers, etxc. Personally I don't agree with that sentiment, but it's a good thing nonetheless especially since when it came to this movie the naysayers far outweighed the optimistic I was one of the optimistic since I loved the 2008 Guardians comic and Marvel has a good track record. As for Cosmo who doesn't love a talking dog who's also a Russian cosmonaut and has psionic powers?

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Besides this open the doors for Zack Snyder to include Krypto in a future Superman movie.

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Bootleg Legends Guardians set:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5b03fe51ec

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I bought Rocket and Nova, the must haves for me, yesterday, so im willing to take a chance here. As long as they dont just fall to pieces out of the box, looks ok to me.

 

I only got Nova since I have been waiting for that version for years, may get Iron Man since it appeared on Infinity. I could do without the rest since I wasn't a fan of the movie looks and my ideal Star Lord was included in the SDCC exclusive Thanos Imperative set and I already have the Rocket Raccoon BAF again in my favorite look as for the rest I'll wait for next year's Guardians boxset that has comic looks for the characters but this is interesting nonetheless.

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Can't find that on ebay anymore. Wonder if they sold out or were pulled for being bootlegs?

 

Got a msg from Ebay:

"We had to remove this listing from the site and you're not required to complete the transaction. If you've already sent payment, the sale should process as normal and you don't have anything to worry about. If you have any questions about delivery, please check tracking or contact your seller. If you run into any trouble along the way eBay is here to help. Please visit the Resolution Center to help resolve any problems you may encounter."

 

Guess I have to wait a bit to see if the seller is gonna send me the set, or refund, or I have to go the resolution center.

 

Probably too good to be true from the beginning...damn...$36

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knock-off Chinese set arrived today:

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So, some brief details...the plastic is good as are some of the paint apps (not wonky eyes at least). Very shiny. Cheap joint pins of red, unpainted plastic. There are a lot of joints sacrificed figure to figure (i.e. no knees on Star Lord, no wrist action...youre mostly gonna find ball jointed head and swivel waist/arms legs, and pins on elbows and knees).

 

worth $38 bucks? Subjective. I liked the movie only well enough to settle for the lack of articulation here. Groot was the draw for me, and even without some articulation, its a pretty solid looking figure.

 

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And to make up for lack of articulation....UN-ADVERTISED LIGHT-UP ACTION FEATURE!!!!

 

 

An oddity altogether, but with a lil more paint, it makes a fun project to get some stand-ins for my ML collection

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knock-off Chinese set arrived today:

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So, some brief details...the plastic is good as are some of the paint apps (not wonky eyes at least). Very shiny. Cheap joint pins of red, unpainted plastic. There are a lot of joints sacrificed figure to figure (i.e. no knees on Star Lord, no wrist action...youre mostly gonna find ball jointed head and swivel waist/arms legs, and pins on elbows and knees).

 

worth $38 bucks? Subjective. I liked the movie only well enough to settle for the lack of articulation here. Groot was the draw for me, and even without some articulation, its a pretty solid looking figure.

 

10599503_10101366314267394_5604117794676027222_n.jpg?oh=bec712cb760025411205b35a370ab1a7&oe=5497B0F4

And to make up for lack of articulation....UN-ADVERTISED LIGHT-UP ACTION FEATURE!!!!

 

 

An oddity altogether, but with a lil more paint, it makes a fun project to get some stand-ins for my ML collection

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Glad you got them. From your post in my thread about my ebay scammer it sounded like you might end up getting the shaft.

 

For me the set was worth paying the extra money for the real deal. That said, Hasbro needs to shape up with the cheep plastic used on their joints, they make the knees and elbows extra bendy and less stable. GOTG is not the only culprit toy line. It's happened with a lot of recent MLs and now starting to with Star Wars. If I have one more female figure fall over because of the one-two combo of weak knees and small feet with high heels, I'm gonna have a fit. My Gamora needs a DC base to stand, the Jean Grey I've waited so long for always has a knee give out on her, and my Scar Jo Black Widow is going down with the next light breeze that comes through my room.

 

Toy companies, GIVE THE WOMEN FEET THAT ALLOW THEM TO STAND ON THEIR OWN! It can be done! I don't care if you have to sacrifice movie or comic accuracy!

 

Sorry about that rant.

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I heard the people that wrote this bio also wrote the screenplay for the new Sucktastic Four Movie coming out soon......we can only hope that we get entire Movie ML wave from that Oscar contender coming next year......on other news....this pack is very cool for the price.....I like interesting & weird toys so if I saw this at a flea market I would snatch this up for under $40.....Groot looks great like you mentioned.....I have ML Nova & Rocket so far I'm waiting for clearance blowout this Xmas to finish off my groot.....but my Nova is very gummy & loose....for $20 bux Hasslebro is sure skimping on the goodness....

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I like interesting & weird toys so if I saw this at a flea market I would snatch this up for under $40.....Groot looks great like you mentioned....font]

 

I did a black paint wash on Groot, Rocket, Drax, and Iron Man last night...made these cheap suckers look even better for the price point. The sculpts are great for re-mold, and the wash really brings them out. I'll post pics soon.

 

I had bought the real deal Rocket and Nova when they hit, but I like my KO Groot so much (even without extra articulation), im selling the two official pieces I have on ebay. He really made the chance on this set worthwhile. The KO Groot's torso is made of the solid, pliable plastic like the arms/head and un like the hollow shell on the real deal. Strange how much more plastic went into this guy, even without the extra joints.

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So what's this I've been hearing about some Rocket Raccoon figures showing up packaged without the Hadron Enforcer (BFG)?

 

I read on Amazon some figures are being sold without it, and I've seen a couple of images around the net of Rocket packaged with just the build-a-figure Groot piece and his laser-weapon, and was just wondering if this is a running change, an alternate release, some kind of regional exclusive or what.

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I got the Blu-Ray about a week ago, but due to the holiday rush, I didn't get to see it until last night. Let's just say I agree with Draven...love is not a big-enough word for how I feel about this film. It's every bit as good as all the hype implied. Rarely do I compare modern films to the original Star Wars, but GOTG has that same adventuresome, swashbuckling feel and originality. It was so much fun to watch. I had a blast watching it.

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I got the Blu-Ray about a week ago, but due to the holiday rush, I didn't get to see it until last night. Let's just say I agree with Draven...love is not a big-enough word for how I feel about this film. It's every bit as good as all the hype implied. Rarely do I compare modern films to the original Star Wars, but GOTG has that same adventuresome, swashbuckling feel and originality. It was so much fun to watch. I had a blast watching it.

Yes, I agree...my family likes this movie a lot.

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I got a copy gifted to me for X-mas. I have to say, with all the hype surrounding this moving and everybody fawning over it likes it's some masterpiece, it's okay at best. I mean all the comedy is completely on the nose and not really that funny. The music kind of sucked and was irritating to me. The bit at the end, the distraction, was completely stupid. You are a destroyer of worlds, that's going to stop you, that's going to distract you and get you to lose focus?

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