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.
After the character introductions of the last trailer, the second Guardians of the Galaxy focuses on the story and how the team comes together. I must say, I am completely sold on this movie. The cast is top notch, the effects look awesome, and if the humor that is here runs through the entire movie, it’s going to be hilarious.
It’s funny to see how stuck in the past Peter Quill is. Blue Suede’s Hooked on a feeling, Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky, the tape deck Groot inspects, all throw backs to a different era. And it’s awesome. Speaking of Quill, his mask is pretty sweet. I like to see how his gear works. We get to hear the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as Groot and Rocket. Ronan the Accuser also gets a few good close ups. Most of the cast gets a brief shot or two, so if you go through the trailer slowly, you can get good looks at everyone.
Guardians of the Galaxy rockets into theaters August 1, 2014. Directed by James Gunn, 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.