Posted by inferiorego (28266 posts) - - Show Bio

The moment is finally here! It's the trailer for the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, which appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check it out below!

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#1 Posted by cattlebattle (13347 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

#2 Edited by iceslick (807 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOKA-BOOKA-BOOKA-SHAKA!

#3 Posted by Gotham331 (213 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry, just not feeling it.

#4 Posted by dbatdog (548 posts) - - Show Bio

as always, they're going for the comedy route :)

#5 Posted by BR_Havoc (1339 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this might be a pleasant surprise.

#6 Posted by dagmar_merrill (10238 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!

#7 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

......wtf??

Are they trying to turn this into a comedy?

I mean,some parts looked great,like Star Lord in full uniform in the snow,and Rocket/Groot killing guards,but.......why does this look mostly like a comedy?

#8 Posted by _Nexus_ (804 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought it was cool but for a first trailer I think it needed a more serious tone. The teaser at least give it that impression.

#9 Edited by Mr_Colossus (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting, wasn't sure how it was going to look on the big screen. Still apprehensive that its not gonna go over well. Might be too much of a comedy, but still pumped to see it. Winter Solider is up first though.

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#11 Posted by inferiorego (28266 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm fine with the comedy route they're taking. Marvel films keep their stuff pretty light-hearted, so it's expected.

Also, here' my opinion of the film:

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#12 Edited by Fenderxx (440 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved that trailer, freaking epic, and fantastic music choices!

#13 Posted by inferiorego (28266 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by KrazyCrab (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I can not wait for this to come out

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#15 Posted by Mr_Colossus (93 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it goes along with their game plan. They are trying to make it appealing to the general audience rather than just the comic fan base. What better way to draw in people that know nothing about the source material than give them something to laugh at and looks packed with action. I'm sure they will give us a better trailer in another month or so. Fingers crossed though.

#16 Edited by InkInk (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks fantastic, I get mighty sick of people whining that marvel adds comedy to their movies. They add it because it works everything does not have to be gritty and dark. These are comic book movies they are meant be fun and tell crazy over the top stories not be as cynical as possible ( Like Man of Steel or Dark Knight Rises)

#17 Edited by Doctor_Malekith (58 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite part was when they just briefly showed all the cool action and special effects, but spend awkward amounts of time on unfunny jokes.

However, based on the stuff that that was glossed over, I think this movie is going to be amazing. Also, Karen Gillan looks great!

#18 Edited by Tony_Shark (488 posts) - - Show Bio

So many people on this website are just ungrateful to the fact that someone is taking their time to make this movie happen. Yes, it might suck or it might be amazing, but you cannot seriously sit there and judge an entire movie based on a 2 min trailer.

Comic book fans are the worst people to comic book movies.

#19 Posted by MrMazz (1061 posts) - - Show Bio

YES James Gunn is making a friggin Action Adventure Comedy and it looks excellent.

#20 Posted by Boogiepop (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

I love DnA's 2008 Guardians comic, it's one of my all time favorite series. I haven't read the Bendis series, because I don't read Bendis. I'm guessing this is based on his series way more than DnA. It has that same corny feel that his comics, Iron Man 3, and Thor 2 have.

#21 Posted by mightypug78 (360 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome, makes want to read the series

#22 Posted by BigL (405 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of you complaining that it's a comedy need to realize that there's a talking raccoon in the movie...it would be very difficult for Marvel to pass this off as a serious movie to the general audience. I think it looks good

#23 Posted by inferiorego (28266 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book fans are the worst people to comic book movies.

QFT

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#24 Edited by Kal'smahboi (3567 posts) - - Show Bio

I know nothing about the characters, but this looks like it'll be a lot of fun.

#25 Posted by DoctorXander (1205 posts) - - Show Bio

That trailer was not as awesome as it should of been

#26 Posted by thetitan0 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

i want this movie now. and for all you complaining about it looking to funny, winter solider will probably be the movie for you.

#27 Posted by MrMazz (1061 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigl: Besides that makes the false dichotomy that Comedy dosen't equal serious when you have films like Catch 22, Robocop, and the like that are made all the more serious by their black comedy and satire. Not that Guaridans is in any way a satire. But "serious" comes from taking the characters and their issues and world seriously. Not acting dour and "stoic" all the time.

#28 Posted by Darkchild (41426 posts) - - Show Bio

I was totally MEH with this idea of making GOG into a movie, not because I dislike the series but because I LOVE IT. I was very scared that they would screw up the tone of each character. But from the trailer

Gamora-Her look isnt what Id expect, but I am very pleased with her F you kind of face she makes. Much like her character

Quill-Hes always been that "I am the only savior for your race...Ooo look women" kind of att and i think they are conveying that perfectly

Drax...never said much and if he says even less in the movie ill be happy. Tats could be more like comics but i do love his look. And im going to give the B man some credit, since i am sure this will be a better role for him than what he had in Riddick

Rocket...he spit at the floor. And if they say the R word and he freaks im going to fangasm in the theater

Groot...his curiousity to what was going on during the scene was just like the comics.

Plus the little bit of Nebula we saw, who if i remember correctly is a crazy psycho b1tch from hell...is shown in full

CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS

(even though I have a horrible feeling people will not see it simply because they have no idea who these characters are.)

#29 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

yay!

#30 Posted by andy_117 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

......wtf??

Are they trying to turn this into a comedy?

I mean,some parts looked great,like Star Lord in full uniform in the snow,and Rocket/Groot killing guards,but.......why does this look mostly like a comedy?

Because it is about (among other things) a man who is a tree, a green lady, and a space raccoon.

It's a way of suspending disbelief. Using humour to let the audience sink into a groove, so to speak, and then - as seems to be the case, if you had paid attention to the trailer - break out with the full-on action stuff. The Avengers did it that way; the team's getting together, it's fun, we're having fun, it's a jovial movie, and then it hits it out of the park with scenes like Hulk's first transformation. Once you believe something, once you've lulled the audience into a state of comfort, then you can raise the stakes.

A fish out of water protagonist (Star Lord) is going to be very useful. Comedy is going to be essential in making things seem natural but Star Lord being like a normal guy is going to be the most important part of not turning everyone who isn't the most dedicated Marvel/sci-fi fans away. It's a clever little trick, honestly. Screenwriting 101.

#31 Posted by Rixec (378 posts) - - Show Bio

I must admit I was caught off guard by the trailer. But that's what made it awesome! GotG was one of the last things we expected to be made into a live action movie - it even beat Justice League! - and so I think they are making fun of that with an unexpected trailer. I don't think anybody saw this coming and this will get people talking. Whether or not the movie will be full comedy, full action, or a mixture of the two is unknown. And that will draw people there to find out.

#32 Edited by Boogiepop (43 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not that "humor" is bad, it's that the last couple movies Marvel had made have had bad humor in them. Iron Man 1 had some funny lines, but it wasn't corny cringe-worthy humor like Darcy and Ian that detracts from the movie.

Having humor is ok, but when the humor over powers the movie, and you have people telling jokes during serious scenes, it just becomes annoying.

#33 Posted by JonSmith (4010 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book fans are the worst people to comic book movies.

We hate because we care.

However, I thought it was pretty cool. I could have down with a bit more action and a bit less comedy, but it introduced the characters, who they were, and a brief rundown of what they're like via their rapsheets. We even got a look at Nova Corps. Can't ask for much more from a trailer, especially about a team as fairly obscure as the Guardians of the Galaxy, which HAS to get across who the hell these people are ASAP in order to make sure any action they show means something.

#34 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

@andy_117 said:

@cameron83 said:

......wtf??

Are they trying to turn this into a comedy?

I mean,some parts looked great,like Star Lord in full uniform in the snow,and Rocket/Groot killing guards,but.......why does this look mostly like a comedy?

Because it is about (among other things) a man who is a tree, a green lady, and a space raccoon.

It's a way of suspending disbelief. Using humour to let the audience sink into a groove, so to speak, and then - as seems to be the case, if you had paid attention to the trailer - break out with the full-on action stuff. The Avengers did it that way; the team's getting together, it's fun, we're having fun, it's a jovial movie, and then it hits it out of the park with scenes like Hulk's first transformation. Once you believe something, once you've lulled the audience into a state of comfort, then you can raise the stakes.

A fish out of water protagonist (Star Lord) is going to be very useful. Comedy is going to be essential in making things seem natural but Star Lord being like a normal guy is going to be the most important part of not turning everyone who isn't the most dedicated Marvel/sci-fi fans away. It's a clever little trick, honestly. Screenwriting 101.

Hm. Never thought about it that way. To be honest though,I wasn't completely fond of Avengers,but that's just me.

I just REALLY hope that it doesn't seem too campy,and that comedy is the main focus of it.

#35 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw a part of this when it got leaked a few months ago...seeing it in its entirety just makes it worse.

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#36 Posted by GraniteSoldier (8831 posts) - - Show Bio

Was on the fence. Saw this trailer. Suddenly so very psyched. This says it all:

#37 Posted by vandinejd_1991 (341 posts) - - Show Bio

This trailer could have been so much better. It seemed that Star Lord was the focus of this trailer. I wanted to hear Rocket and Groot speak, see Ronan the Accuser, more of Drax and Gamora. I'm hoping the second trailer will give us those things.

#38 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4909 posts) - - Show Bio

Not what I expected..... much better :)

#39 Edited by TheMantisShrimp (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks great, the tone looks like a more comical DnA issue of Guardians. There are so many ridiculous things about the guardians that comedy helps make it feel a little more real. Plus all of the more serious characters had no speaking lines so there very well may be many serious scenes free of comic relief. Go home whiners I think this is gonna be good.

#40 Posted by InFamous_Wolf (1002 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks sooooo good!

#41 Posted by meatwadf (371 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by AlKusanagi (651 posts) - - Show Bio

Human civilization was created just so we could have this movie.

Pack it up folks. We've peaked.

PS. SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

#43 Edited by The Stegman (25967 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, still don't care, I'll just wait for Winter Soldier.

#44 Posted by fil123 (611 posts) - - Show Bio

so you have a badass raccoon killing people and shouting bam killed you!

talking tree who says three words

wise cracking leader

are people seriously complaining this has comedy in it? what did you expect? read the comics, theres comedy in them too. This is one of the few CBMs im fine with comedy in it

#45 Posted by Malonius (894 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they played this just about perfect. I'm a decent enough comic fan and I only know Gamora and Drax out of this crew. The general audience is going to be like, "I like Marvel movies, but who are these characters? The Guardians of the what?" That's why they had characters in the trailer asking those same questions. It invites people in and makes it OK not to know anything about it. It just shows this is going to be a big, fun, sexy, adventure in space! It's such a risk by Marvel to go with C and D list characters. More power to them if the trailer's an indication!

#46 Posted by meatwadf (371 posts) - - Show Bio

@fil123: That's what I want to know. Even in the darkest moments of Annihilation and all that, the comic had a pretty comedic bent to it.

#47 Posted by Onemoreposter (4099 posts) - - Show Bio

Could be good. I'll go just to see the ever sexy miss Zoe Saldana. Looks like they're over doing the comedy, but that's what I've come to expect from the MCU.

#48 Posted by Boogiepop (43 posts) - - Show Bio

@fil123 said:

so you have a badass raccoon killing people and shouting bam killed you!

talking tree who says three words

wise cracking leader

are people seriously complaining this has comedy in it? what did you expect? read the comics, theres comedy in them too. This is one of the few CBMs im fine with comedy in it

I have read every issue of the DnA series, and yes, it has humor, and it can be funny. What it does not have is derpy dude-bro humor, which this movie has. The problem is not humor, it's that Marvel keeps putting in bad humor worthy of stuff like Transformers, instead of funny timely humor like in Iron Man 1.

#49 Posted by mak13131313 (681 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hooked on a feeling.... That this is going to be awesome!

#50 Posted by thetitan0 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

am i the only one who noticed ronan?