Guardians of the Galaxy – A Superhero Comedy

Highly recommend you watch the trailer if you haven’t seen the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper is yet another addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie follows the Guardians as they start out at galactic criminals who only care about themselves, as they rise up to be the ones that spearhead the attack again the main villain, Ronan, to protect the planet of Xandar. With plenty of jokes and overall stupidity by each of the members there is still a depth you may not realize that is brought on by the jokes. Guardians of the Galaxy definitely deserves to be called a comedy.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel movie to focus on a cast of criminals and be centered more on humor that any of its predecessors. The audience knows that the cast are not good people, we see examples of it in the first 20 minutes, and how they really only think of themselves. We are are still rooting for them even from the beginning. The Satirical Irony of the whole movie is that the Guardians have spent so long running from and fighting the Nova Corp, (aka Space Police), but the Guardians themselves are the ones that end up saving the Nova Corp and Xandar from the Kree.

While Guardians of the Galaxy is not a tradition Comedy, it still has the main aspects of what makes up a comedy. With the Guardians being the crazy and spontaneous Comedic Heroes. I mean the final battle is SPOILER a dance battle, that should be enough of a reason, to showcase their personalities. They still rise up and do what is right, even risking their lives for a planet that hates them. The Movie shows that even the most unexpected people can do the right thing and to not judge a book by it’s cover, Someone may be hiding something you can not see. Even an action comedy movie can have a deeper meaning if you look hard enough.

One thought on “Guardians of the Galaxy – A Superhero Comedy

  1. Grace S

    I love this movie! I think that it is important that it focuses on a group of criminals because it shows how they can be good people and save the day even though they may have done something bad in their life before they are still able to be heroes.


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