With every day that passes, we inch closer and closer to one of our most anticipated movies of the year, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Early reviews from people who have seen the deep space adventure are overwhelmingly positive—the kind of positive that doesn’t seem possible—and if they’re correct, this looks to be the movie that we all want it to be. Even though we’re only a few days away, the studio doesn’t appear to have any plans to slow down the promotion machine, and they’ve released yet another awesome new clip.
This clip is set in the notorious prison The Kyln—called the stomach of the penal system, because no matter how good you look going in, you’re total shit coming out—where the five main characters, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel), come together as a group. And it illustrates what it looks like Guardians does best: balance the serious elements with the humor.
Drax is about to snap Gamora’s neck in this clip, and the characters talk about revenge and killing and plotting to stop Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) from taking over the galaxy. If these aren’t deadly serious topics, I’m not sure what are. But, while all of this is going on, the clip still manages to be funny as all hell, and if you’re excited for this movie at all, it’s impossible to watch this without a giant grin on your face.
This clip exposes Star-Lord for the space dog that he is, and reveals that he may or may not have thing for ladies with tentacles, sharp teeth, and penchant for trying to kill him. He might be a good guy, too, but that doesn’t mean he’s above dangling Gamora out as bait for Ronan. Also, we knew that Drax wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but that point is illustrated when he asks, in all seriousness, “Why would I put my finger on his throat?”
Between this new footage, and the five-minute clip that came out a few days ago, our rabid desire to finally see Guardians is reaching a fever pitch. The plot revolves around a mysterious stolen orb that many people believe is one of the Infinity Gems, which kicks off an intergalactic game of cat and mouse where the very fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance. Not particularly high stakes or anything.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and all kinds of aliens, creatures, and fun little creepy crawlies. The film opens everywhere on August 1.