I watch the Marvel films because missing out on one will leave you lost in a very very lengthy plot which just forces all of us to watch their brilliant franchise (even the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – which everyone needs to watch because there are many important in between events that happen there right after Captain America: Winter Soldier)
Anyway, back to Guardians of The Galaxy. I loved it! I mean initially I was overanalyzing why the whole thing wasn’t as obviously complex as the other Marvel films but it was quite refreshing, how different the entire approach was, at least to me. I know Iron Man is funny, but this is musically funny.
It reminds me so much of growing up in the 80s with a mother who listens to a lot of rock, soul and classic R&B from the 60s and the 70s, not to mention Motown, plus combined with my aunts and uncles who were into the all the cool and slightly not so cool mainstream 80s hits. The whole movie felt exactly like my childhood with all those sci-fi films that invaded my generation after Star Wars.
Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely an instant classic for me. There are many good movies out there, but there are very few that have scenes you’ll be talking about for days and a soundtrack that I’ll love like how Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous was to me.
I made a playlist on Spotify. I’m glad they put David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream in there, I love Ziggy Stardust I have a DVD of his last performance!
I want to watch it again just to listen to how the music just made the scenes perfect!
Listen and enjoy!