Official Synopsis: Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
At this point you are either with Marvel or you’re not. Ever since The Avengers all their movies have shared a similar tone that I have really dug, but I know some people who don’t like it. It looks like Guardians of the Galaxy is keeping with the convention of the other Phase 2 movies. In just over two minutes, the trailer gives a pretty good feel of the movie. Normally there is one character that is used as comic relief, but with a talking raccoon, a tree that only says his name (“Groot”), and Chris Pratt, it looks like most of the cast will have some comedic elements to them.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel’s more obscure properties so it’s great that this first trailer is used to just introduce the Guardians (There have actually been two incarnations of the team over the years but the movie team is the modern version). The second trailer will probably show more of the story and hopefully more of the Nova Corp. (pretty much galactic police) than just John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz. I forgot that Reilly was cast in this movie and I am very interested to see how he does since the role is different from other movies I have seen him in. But Marvel has made some surprise casting choices before that have turned out great, so I’m pretty excited. CinemaBlend made a list of a 5 things you may have missed in the trailer.
Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, will be in theaters August 1, 2014. It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Baurista, the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, and Glenn Close.