‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ quick review

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Ok I’m going to make this quick, Guardians of the Galaxy is Awesome! THE END.

No, literally its that good. The chemistry between the cast fits very well and the music used just gets the mood going. You will literally be smiling the whole time and laughing . The film has a lot of heart and you really get attached with the characters. For an unknown property to most of the public who haven’t heard of  The Guardians comics you’ll end up wanting more.  And thats a good thing because it really didn’t feel like a comicbook movie but more of a fun space adventure and as far as an origin story its not slow nor boring. In fact ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has got to be one of the few films this year that has been balanced properly. I did find that music played a big part in the movie and you know what ,personally, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. has got to be one of the better soundtrack compilations this year as well. (Go buy it!)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). Bloodless violence and soft expletives.

Look I’m not going to be one of those sites that reviews the movie and breaks it down to the point where they basically tell you everything. There are things I could write about the movie that would take away from the experience and the surprise of what the film has in store. Simply put if you enjoyed ‘The Avengers’ you will enjoy ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ better yet you might like it a little more and you might find yourself cheering and clapping at the end.

 James Gunn delivered, Chris Pratt delivered…heck the whole cast and everyone involved delivered.

Go watch it one time. Then again to catch the little things missed. Then again because you know you want to.

THANK YOU.

Directed by James Gunn and staring

  • Chris Pratt (Peter Quill)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora)
  • Dave Bautista (Drax)
  • Vin Diesel (voice of Groot)
  • Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket)
  • Lee Pace (Ronan)
  • Michael Rooker (Yondu)
  • Karen Gillan (Nebula)
  • Djimon Hounsou (Korath)
  • John C. Reilly (Corpsman Rhomann Dey)
  • Glenn Close (Nova Prime)
  • and Benicio Del Toro (the Collector)

 

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‘Deliver Us from Evil’ Movie review

When I first saw the trailer for ‘Deliver Us from Evil’ I was intrigued. The film is based on the book by the same name, written by Ralph Sarchie & Lisa Collier Cool, which details some of his real-life cases. When a film is based on a true story or on true events you can’t help but think “the things I’m about to see really happened or are close to the actual facts.”  With that said when a horror movie is based on true events it goes to show that Evil really exist in the world and makes it that much more scary. 

The movie starts off with a grim feel to it. Cop on duty gets a call from dispatch to check out a domestic violence report and then weird things begin to happen. The movie carries a dark tone but it injects humor at the wrong time. As soon as the eeriness starts wrapping you into the story the humor cuts  through and rests your emotions during the film. I wouldn’t call this movie a horror film but more of a dark suspense thriller comedy.Yes comedy, for some strange reason the film uses comedy before anything weird happens. And for some strange reason it’s always raining…well not always but for the majority of the film it is.  The film lacks in trying to get you to feel for the characters. Even those classic loud sound jump scenes don’t quit scare. In the film Mendoza (priest) and Sarchie (cop) talk about the nature of evil. Their conversations, if had gone more in depth, could have saved the film. ‘Deliver Us from Evil’ tries to give the viewers a little bit of everything and that’s where it falls apart.  All and all without giving too much of the film, it could have been a great thriller if it had skipped the off beat humor and would have focused more on the detective story than the spiritual conflict of the protagonist.

After seeing Sinister I was expecting an equal to or better film from Scott Derrickson. No doubt in my mind that Evil does exist but when you give a comedic twist to a dark truth you’re kinda sending mixed signals to the audience.  

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