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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Comparative Opinions Episode 46

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts David and Holly dive into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. They start with no spoilers and reactions from the trailers, and then head into the full movie with lots of spoilers. Then it bleeds into expectations for the upcoming Marvel movies, especially Infinity War since it’s going to include the Guardians!

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Music is by Scott Gratton: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/Intros_and_Outros

We’re All Hooked on a Feeling – Throwback Thursday

It’s here – the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I was expecting them to drop some new awesome song on us, so I don’t know whether I am sad or in fact even more excited to have it be “Hooked on a Feeling” again. Either way, it seemed like a good time to first share this trailer – and then share an old original reaction post I had to the first movie not long after it came out. You can find the original over on Sourcerer.

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The Nine Alignments of Guardians of the Galaxy

On our poll of what we should do for an alignment grid, the top result was the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, I tried to come up with one for the MCU, but that is a tough nut to crack. A lot of characters, so how to pick?

I didn’t pick yet. Instead, I did one just from Guardians of the Galaxy. I hope you enjoy.

The Nine Alignments of Guardians of the Galaxy

For more of an explanation of alignment grids (and for several examples), please check out this post. And if you have comments on this one, or ideas for a Marvel Cinematic one, let us know in the comments below!

Comics and Film – Guardians of the Galaxy, a LitFlix

There’s a lot that could be said about Guardians of the Galaxy. About how it’s great. About how it has great relationships. About how it lived up to expectations. About how it has great music. About all the great characters. Luckily, as the links show, we’ve already written about these things, to one extent or another.

Cover to Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1

We’re putting the band back together!

So this is my LitFlix of Guardians of the Galaxy: my comparison of the film to the comics that it comes from. In particular, this group of Guardians of the Galaxy came together in the 2008-2010 run of the comic, and I read all 25 issues before seeing the film. I read the Marvel prequel comic, too, but those were short: an intro to Nebula and Gamora, and an intro to Groot and Rocket. Then a bunch of the first appearance comics for these different characters.

But they came together pretty recently. And ended up part of a lot of crossover comics. I figured there probably wouldn’t be much at all from the comics in the movie. So call me surprised to find just how many little tidbits from the comics ended up in the film! I’ll be looking at a few things that made the cut, from comics to movie, and then a few things that didn’t – spoilers to come, for Guardians of the Galaxy! Continue reading

Relationships in Guardians of the Galaxy

David and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday and loved it! David is going to look at how it did compared to the comics, so I will let him talk more about reviewing all the various elements.

There was one thing that really struck me about the story and that was the way the various relationships presented. Now obviously this is about forming the group as a whole, but some of the interpersonal relationships between the various characters is part of what helps bring the various individuals to life. The relationship between Groot and Rocket is a great example of friendship. Then there is the great way they handled the interactions between Gamora and Star Lord. There were so many directions they could have taken the stories, but I think they handled all the relationships really well. (Minor spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy after the jump.)

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