I was extremely excited when I first heard about the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” mainly because both Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana are beautiful to look at…ok solely for that reason, but when I heard my geeky (I’m using that as a term of affection) younger brother getting excited about it I began to wonder what I was missing. I gained a little bit of insight when I drove my brother and his friends to what they thought would be a midnight showing, but ended up being a closed movie theatre. All three of them were shocked that the movie did not have more hype surrounding it, and on the way home I discovered that “Guardian of the Galaxy” is based off of a comic book.
Clearly I am not an expert when it comes to the Guardians, but I was interested into why this movie did not have the kind of reaction that many of the other Marvel movies had, although admittedly it did become the highest grossing movie of 2014, so not bad.
After looking up information on the comic book I’m still not an expert, but I did gain a little more insight as to why it might not have had quite the following the “Iron Man” or “The Avengers.” From what I gleaned from other websites, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” while having several stand-alone issues, was used to draw in other superheroes such as Spiderman, Ironman, and some of the X-men to name a few. The Guardians were also composed of more than just the four members from the movie, including Agent Venom in order to keep a relationship between the Guardians and the Avengers. It seems that “Guardians of the Galaxy” had less of a cult following because the comic book was used as a means to connect other heroes together. As I said, I in no way have extensive knowledge about this, so if you have anything to add or any more information feel free to add it.
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