Op-Ed: Guardians of the Galaxy is Already Awesome

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Something is happening…

I’m totally psyched for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Now let me explain… I’m a Marvel Comics fan. I’m not a rabid fan, but I have my collection I’ve had since I was a kid. I know the heavy hitters: Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America and the list goes on. Last year, when I saw the teaser for Guardians and found myself saying, ‘what the hell is this?’

In my head, I doubted the existence of the team in the Marvel Universe. I had never heard of these guys, but I didn’t care. There’s a certain air of arrogance there and that’s okay, even though there’s a raccoon parading around with a gun bigger than he is.

Did I mention he spits and grabs his raccoon crotch? He gives no fucks.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta!

The other interesting thing is I find myself interested in the promotional materials more than any other movie. Posters have been extremely gratifying for me and I find myself interested in it more and more.

The roster has me thinking too. How do a madman, an assassin, a raccoon with hired tree muscle and Chris Pratt?! Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation?!

No words

Not only did Marvel stick with this decision, it works!

I’ve been a hermit when it comes to this movie. I’m sold. My ticket is bought. Even if the movie is bad, I’m happy. Why? Because I can’t remember the last time I’ve been amped for a movie I didn’t know anything about. There’s usually a certain level skepticism. And the rest are movies that I’ve been waiting for. Guardians is a leap frog product. I know nothing about it and I’m dying to see it. I represent Marvel’s target demographic.

Let’s just revel in this moment in the days leading up to the premiere. I’ll stand here and wonder what’s up with Wonder Woman’s outfit.



Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release August 1st, 2014.

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