Giant talking trees! Gun toting racoons! Sexy green women that mean business! Hollywood’s new super-franchise is Guardians of the Galaxy, and judging by the numbers coming in, Marvel and Disney have another blockbuster franchise on their hands.
I think everyone is delightfully surprised that this film is doing so well, I mean, let’s face it...we were all sort of skeptical at Marvel doing this one. I mean, the comic always had a cult following, but hardly anyone I know grew up reading GotG, including myself.
In fact, I did my best to stay away from cosmic Marvel. I of course, regret that now.
Heck, my first literary encounter with Groot was when he applied to be Luke Cage’s babysitter in New Avengers just a few years ago. And that was just a silly gag...never did I think we would see him become a big screen superhero voiced by Vin Diesel. But here we are! The movie turned out to be one of Marvel’s best, and like that first Iron Man film, it has changed the scope of movies. You’ll see what I mean soon enough.