James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy – a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name – is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It features a hand-picked ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave
Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen
Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del
Director James Gunn writes the screenplay with Nicole Perlman. The protagonist, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms an alliance with a group of extraterrestrial oddballs who are on the run after stealing a powerful artifact.
Gunn attempts to use as many practical effects as possible while filming to aid the use of CGI and Motion Capture during post-production, saying,
“Our sets are enormous. We have a prison that is 350,000 pounds of steel. Anybody who knows me knows I love the mix of practical and CGI effects… I can’t wait for people to see it, because it’s astonishingly beautiful.”
The film is a critical and commercial success, grossing $773.3 million worldwide and becoming the fifth highest-grossing film in the
Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy is praised for its humor, action, soundtrack, visual effects, direction, musical score, and acting.
Steven Spielberg has previously collaborated with the following cast members: Djimon Hounsou (Amistad), Vin Diesel (Saving Private Ryan) und Zoe Saldana (The Terminal). Chris Pratt gets the lead part in the Spielberg-produced blockbuster Jurassic World.
In an interview that first appeared on Omelete.uol.com.br Steven Spielberg calls Guardians of the Galaxy his favorite superhero film:
“I love the Superman of Richard Donner, The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, and the first Iron Man, but [the] superhero film that impressed me most is one that does not take itself too seriously: Guardians of the Galaxy. When his projection was over, I left with the feeling of having seen something new in movies, without any cynicism or fear of being dark when needed. There is a difference between heroes and superheroes. The hero is an ordinary person who is faced with a serious fact and acts to modify it. A hero is a person who, walking down the street, see[s] a car on fire and runs [to] help the person who is in the driver’s seat, attached to the seat belt to loosen. [A] superhero is a person who, on the same scene, would fly to the car and try to turn it upside down and shake it using his super strength, until the driver is released. I identify more with the first example. Film[s of] everyday heroes.”