An extended look at the much trailered ‘I have a plan’ skit, this new Guardians of the Galaxy clip not only confirms the quick-fire wit we were all praying would punctuate James Gunn’s first Marvel Venture, but it also illuminates some interesting group dynamics.
To the casual observer, i.e. me and anyone else watching, it seems Chris Pratt’s Star Lord isn’t the de facto leader of this motley crew. Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Racoon very much sees himself as the alpha, while Zoe Saldana’s Gamora is herself keen to whip the group into shape. It’s only Vin Diesel’s Groot and Dave Bautista’s surprisingly entertaining Drax who seem content to be along for the ride and bust out the brawling when necessary.
Also, it’s worth returning to the banter, because Marvel Studios are fast becoming the very best big budget Hollywood house for this kind of stuff. Any studio that can ensure Dave ‘Big Dave’ Bautista keeps pace with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper deserves all the praise Guardians will inevitable net them!
Guardians of the Galaxy. 1st August. 11 days!