Monday, August 04, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night and it was very enjoyable. Perhaps not as engaging as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but GotG is a genuinely fun movie. It delivered a few good laughs, some exciting action sequences and first-rate performances. Best of all, it didn't resort to campiness, which a movie featuring a talking raccoon could have easily done. I give it my highest recommendation.

On a related note, during our recent US roadtrip, we did a fair bit of shopping and I noticed some of the Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise appearing in stores. I was unhappy to see a total absence of Gamora in any of it. Some products even had all four of the other characters featured, but no Gamora. As the father of two girls who do actually like comic book characters, I found this very frustrating. Disney should be better than this.



Konsumterra said...

black widow same even though i have taught young boys obsessed with her - marketing bigwigs are actively working to push girls away from superhero cartoons and towards barbi and princesses despite growth of comic fans being female and older girls being interested - superhero cartoons been dumbed down for younger male market - dysney bought marvel and starwars as they had saturated girl market - hulk family and more recent ben10 (with no gwen) - 4 year old boys i know think hulk cartoon too imature

Konsumterra said...

er what i meant: hulk family and more recent ben10 (with no gwen) are examples of this trend - young justice being axed was other end of spectrum

Obiri said...

Just saw Guardians. Long time since I've seen a movie at the theatre and I loved it!