I honestly don’t know what to make of this movie. I am relatively sure that the structure will be similar to many movies that have come before, but if feels so odd…and I don’t necessarily mean in a bad way. This time around James Gunn is giving use the goods. We see both Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) talk, and get a shot of Glenn Close, the head of the Nova Corps, wondering what they could have done to have billions of lives in the hands of reprobates like the so-called Guardians Of The Galaxy.
We also get a shot or two of Ronan (Lee Pace), the threat that Close is so worried about, as well as the Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and scenes showing Starlord’s spaceship, the Milano (like the Pepperidge Farms cookies), in action.
And while this movie looks different than anything Marvel has released so far, that’s not the same thing as saying that it isn’t interesting.
What’s also sort of strange is that, at least visually, I saw two scenes in this trailer that were evocative of Disney’s John Carter, which is a bit of a bad omen.
And Rocket does ‘adjust himself’ at the end of the trailer, by the way. I wasn’t sure that I saw it the first time, though the second confirms it.