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I've been recording and editing gameplay videos for the past 4 years, although the (vast) majority of the videos I made are no longer on the internet. Oh yeah, they're archived somewhere, but they were all on YouTube and I closed my old YouTube account. I managed to grow a very very very modest "fanbase" in the Halo community during Halo: Reach by making moderately popular forge maps, primarily Race tracks and Mini games, a few of which ended up on the AH show "Game Night" and one of which got Geoff to call me "Hi I'm asshole" in HORSE.

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Guardians of the GalaxySo I saw this movie with a friend last night, and I figured I'd just write up a little review.

THE SHORT VERSION

Go and see this movie. It's the most fun I've had in a movie in a long, LONG time. I enjoyed myself more while watching this than anything else I've seen so far this year. The characters are awesome and likable, the story is great, the writing is top-notch, and everyone just seems to be having a great time. Better than The Avengers by a long shot, and I mean that. Seriously, go and see this movie, you won't regret it.

THE LONG VERSION

Go and see this movie. Really, I mean everything I said above. I didn't know anything about The Guardians of the Galaxy comics until the first few trailers for this came out, it looked like a pretty good time to me so I decided to pick up some of the comics from Amazon and give them a read. I was really pleasantly surprised, the Guardians of the Galaxy are (in my opinion) basically a more fun version of the Avengers. From Space. So yeah, I dug the shit out of the comics, and that got me a lot more pumped for the movie's release. Lo and behold, the movie came out and... Well, you know how I feel about it. Now, do you need to be a Guardians fan to enjoy the movie? Absolutely not, Marvel did a fantastic job introducing the viewers to the world and characters. My friend didn't know jack shit about Guardians before we walked into the theater, and he enjoyed the movie just as much as I did (he agrees that it was head and shoulders above the Avengers) and didn't have any trouble following it.

Now let's break it down a bit, I'm gonna cover each of the characters individually and talk a bit about how the actors/movie portrays them.

STARLORD


Chris Pratt was perfect as Starlord, there's really nothing else that needs to be said. Starlord struck me in the comics as basically being the Han Solo of Marvel comics, and he's very much that way in the movie. He's relatable, funny, snarky, likable, goofy, and clumsily badass. It's a shame Chris Pratt's comedy career is over, because he's now an A-list action star. Oh well, at least he's great at that too. And dreamy.

GAMORA


Gamora is cool, hot, and badass, but she's more than that. Her backstory (which I won't go into here to avoid completely nerding out) is really, really interesting to me. She develops quite a bit throughout the movie, and Zoe Saldana's chemistry with Chris Pratt is the perfect representation of Gamora's relationship with Peter Quill. All in all, a great performance for a great character with a great backstory. Great.

DRAX THE DESTROYER


In my personal opinion, Drax is the weakest of the characters in both the comics and the movies. He's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, he's just not as lively, fun, or interesting as the rest of the cast, and that's a daunting task anyways. Anyways, Drax is portrayed pretty well, but not fantastically by Dave Bautista. He's just not the strongest actor out there, but considering that Drax comes from a planet where everything is taken very literally it honestly kind of works. In the end, Drax was about as good as he could've been in this movie.

GROOT


I love Groot.

ROCKET RACCOON


Bradley Cooper knocks it out of the park as the voice of Rocket, one of my all time favorite comic book characters. He's obviously having an amazingly fun time, and as a result it's impossible not to enjoy yourself watching this fuzzy little badass building weapons and kicking ass. Rocket's the classic "likable asshole," and he's god damn hilarious. I don't want to say too much about him to avoid spoiling it for anyone who doesn't know much about the comics, but people who have read them should know that the movie absolutely NAILS Rocket Raccoon.

RONAN THE ACCUSOR


Probably the weakest point of this movie is the fact that the main baddy they're going up against is Ronan. He's not the greatest villain in the world, and he's definitely not a Joker or a Loki. Nothing against Lee Pace, who plays him in the movie, it's just that the character is a bit... Forgettable. He's just another Marvel bad guy. It's not really a huge problem though, as he's not even close to the main focus of the movie. In the end, they pretty much did as well as they could with Ronan.

THE BOTTOM LINE

You already know just how I feel about this movie by now. It's a pitch perfect adaptation of one of my new favorite comic book franchises, and I can't wait to see what else comes from it. All the characters are fantastic and the writing hits every beat. Guardians of the Galaxy is a comic book movie that remembers that comic book movies can be lighthearted and fun, but also remembers that they can have heart and soul. It has a personality all it's own, just like the comics do. If you haven't seen this movie yet you're doing yourself a disservice, and you need to fix that.
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