Howdy all you Supercultists out there on the interwebz!
I’m Bad Movie Professor Cameron Coker (BS in “Marvel” with a minor in “IMAX THREE DEEE!”) and I’ll be posting my hype-tacular speeches every week along with some long lost speeches from past Supercult Shows!
This week it’s Guardians of the Galaxy…playing now!!
Peter Quill (aka Star Lord), a brash adventurer who styles himself a master thief, finds himself the object of an unrelenting man-hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan the Accuser who’s malevolent ambitions threaten the entire universe. In order to evade Ronan Star Lord is forced into an uneasy alliance with a quartet of desperate misfits, but when they discover the true power of the orb they realize they must rally together for a fight for the future of the galaxy. All heroes start somewhere…say hello to the Guardians the Galaxy!
Starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as the alien assassin Gamora, Dave Bautista as the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket the gun-toting genetically enhanced space Racoon, Vin Diesel as Groot the tree-like colossus of Planet X, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, and Karen Gillan as the cutthroat mercenary Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy is a rip-roaring sci-fi/action/adventure film based on the Marvel comic book superhero team originally created in 1969, but then rebooted in 2008. Guardians of the Galaxy is also the first non-Avengers Marvel property developed by Walt Disney. The Joss-Whedon-approved writer/director James Gunn whose work includes Slither, Super, the first two Scooby-Doo films, and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, likens Guardians to the first Iron Man film. “we are starting Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is Marvel Cosmic. And we’re doing exactly what they did with the first Iron Man film.”
Apparently every goofy male actor ever was at one point auditioned for the role of Star Lord including Glenn Howerton (aka Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), James Marsden (aka Cyclops from the X-Men series), John Krasinski (aka Jim Halpert from The Office), Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad), and even Joseph Gordon-Levitt (aka Tommy Solomon from the TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun). Chris Pratt apparently auditioned so well for the role that James Gunn was prepared to offer him the role even if Pratt did not lose the weight and get in shape in time for shooting joking that he was willing to CGI a six pack on Pratt’s body. However, after a very strict 6-month diet and training regimen, Pratt ended up losing 60 pounds and eventually gaining a six pack for his shirtless scenes.
According to Vin Diesel he recorded Groot’s iconic line, “I am Groot,” over 1,000 times but was pleasantly surprised to find himself working with an old friend – the sound technician he’d worked with on the Iron Giant in 1999.
The film includes a number of easy to miss actor cameos, such as Nathan Fillion as ‘Monstrous Inmate’, Rob Zombie as the voice of the spaceship Ravager, as well as cameos from cult favorite Marvel characters such as Carina, the daughter of the enigmatic Collector, and Cosmo the Space Dog, a former test animal of the Soviet Space Program who, after drifting away from Earth and into deep space, somehow develops telekinetic powers and becomes the security chief of the Knowhere scientific space station. The after-credits scene even contains a cameo appearance from a very special Supercult favorite that I won’t spoil for you here!
With an estimated budget of $170 million, about the same as Thor: The Dark World, but an expected opening weekend gross above and beyond $65 million Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to be the highest grossing non-sequel of the summer of 2014 as well as another sold member of the ever expanding pre-Avengers 2 conga line.
As of this speech Guradians of the Galaxy has a 9.0 on IMDB and a %90 on Rotten Tomatoes.Brend Rose of Gizmodo says, “Guardians of the Galaxy is awesome, hilarious, super fun, and you should go see it…Are there plot holes? Sure. Does it require suspension of disbelief? Only constantly. But Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those rare movies that’s so fun you don’t have time to care. This is the summer blockbuster we’ve been waiting for. Just go see it.”
Normally we here at the Supercult show are too busy dusting off 40-year-old turds and calling them gold to pay attention to current releases, but today we more than willing to take a break from our regular schedule and take his advice!
The Supercult show proudly presents: The Guardians of the Galaxy!