‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ broke box office records… but what did Glenn think of the superhero flick?

After a rather slow start to the summer movie season, Guardians of the Galaxy had a huge weekend at the box office. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the superhero film grossed a record-breaking $94 million in North America – the largest August debut in history. Glenn saw the film over the weekend and he shared his thoughts on radio this morning.

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“We went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Hysterical,” Glenn said. “I haven’t heard an audience laugh that hard in a long time. There was a few times where the swearing and everything is just a little over the top… [but] it’s really good. Funniest movie I have seen in a long time.”

While Glenn admitted the prospect of a talking raccoon – voiced by Bradley Cooper – and tree – played by Vin Diesel – didn’t scream ‘success,’ the film is well done and worth seeing.

“It’s almost a parody. Better than Galaxy Quest – and I love Galaxy Quest. But it’s not the same kind of story at all. These guys are supposedly real superheroes and the story line is really good… It’s an impossible fete that they did. I mean, like, you are going to love the raccoon.”

Glenn and Tania also went to see the new James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as the singing legend.

“I don’t know much about James Brown. I know his music and how it ended, but didn’t know his early childhood. That guy was a tortured soul. Really impressive what he did… He grew up in the middle of the woods, and his mother and father were beyond recognition as a mom and dad. Just horrifying… And you leave that movie, I think, really affected by it. Almost like the Johnny Cash movie [Walk the Line], except it didn’t have the redemptive power.”

For anyone considering making it a double feature – as Glenn did this weekend – he had a piece of advice: Make sure you see Get On Up before Guardians of the Galaxy.

“I’m glad I didn’t see them in reverse,” Glenn concluded, “because the Get On Up is a movie that really affects you.”

Watch the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy below:

  • Ollie in Seattle

    My parents let me see movies before I should have been able to see them when I was young, because they put the movie in context and trusted that the values they instilled in me would allow me to look at the harshness or the adult or violent themes and understand “this is a movie” and not real life. This was a great movie.. its a shame you kid had to miss it Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt the James Brown movie makes any mention of this fact, but Brown was a big supporter of Republicans. Be publicly backed Richard Nixon. The reason is that Brown was very conservative, very authoritarian, and did not go along with the whole mentality of the 60s and 70s. There was a reason that they called him “the hardest working man in show business.”

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I do not know about this Glenn I draw a line with a talking raccoon.

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    • John Crafton

      He’s an alien, so it’s okay.

      • Mario Rodriguez

        Maybe… I feel like there’s gonna be like an awkward but really deep homecoming moment to be shared by both Starlord and Rocket later on if they make it back to earth. If it happens it might just break my heart… but it’ll be a memorable moment, and possibly really funny. I might just have read too much into Chris Pratt’s expression when his character first saw the Raccoon though…

    • Conservative4Ever

      Obviously you didn’t see the movie but decided to chime in

    • Anonymous

      Best Marvel film yet in the Avengers series.

  • Anonymous

    Anything from Hollywood is just that, a movie, a script and acting. Seeing a movie is like a dream, the more outrageous the better.

    • David

      Precisely. Entertainment is suppose to be escapism from the toil and brutality of real life. Hollywood seems to forget that little fact. When you use entertainment to push an agenda, it stops being entertainment and people loose interest. Likewise, tragic endings and the villains winning remind people of how often they loose in their own lives. While lager than life, stories where the good guys win and has an uplifting message give people some hope and renewal to face the drudgery of life again (although faith and spiritualism gives much more durable true hope).

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    Guardians was great, I’m glad Glenn liked it. If he didn’t we could never be friends. ;)

  • Shawn Cameron

    And for any Doctor Who fans Karen Gillan plays one of the villains.

    • Eric CM Wolford

      Not the first DW character to play a villan in a Marvel Studios film either. Christopher Eccleston (the 9th Doctor) played the main bad guy in Thor 2

      • Shawn Cameron

        He was my favorite Doctor though I have not seen Thor 2, or 1, or either Captain America movies, or Iron Man 2 or 3, or the last 3 or 4 X men movies. LOL I guess I got a little tired of the superhero genre for a while there.

  • Bob Kelley

    Blah blah blah…three sorority girls talking about their weekend. That’s entertainment …. and enlightenment?…….Enjoy!

  • Anonymous

    I enjoy the Marvel genre but I usually forget about the film 5 minutes after leaving the theater. So far, I’ve taken my ten year old daughter to see Guardians twice already and we’re still talking about it and listening to the “Awesome” 70’s soundtrack – which is a BIG part of the movie’s charm. We’ll probably go again, it was so much fun.

  • 2 IT too

    Franchise slums unto franchise slums
    —————————–critiqued by other franchise slums.

  • Lynda Howard

    Have you heard of VidAngel? It’s a service online that allows you to filter movies to your comfort level. That way, your son can see the movie when it becomes available :-)

    • Anonymous

      Censoring things is kind of like lying.

      • Lynda Howard

        Would you turn the radio down if you knew there was a bad word coming up in a song that you didn’t want your child to hear? Are you then saying that you are lying to your child if you turn the volume down? I beg to differ. What you are doing when you censor something is taking out what you deem to be offensive and appreciating the value in good entertainment without being subject to words and scenes that counteract your moral standard.

  • Anonymous

    Best film yet in the Avengers series.

  • ArkhamInmate47

    I wish Glenn would give me a job as his resident expert of geek culture :( Lol

  • ThomasInTexas

    The Trees name is Groot, not Groob or Grub. Close but not quite….
    Glad you liked the movie, Glenn. I’m going to see it again this weekend. It was amazing!!