Japanese ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Trailer Embraces Film’s Crazy Fun

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James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the highest grossing films of the year. Though the film has grossed $586 million worldwide, Guardians has yet to open in other international markets like Japan. To help promote the film, Japan has been releasing trailers and TV spots, just like any market would. But Japan doesn’t market the film the same way we do, in fact they have their own brand of quirkiness.

So they have released a trailer that focuses on raccoons and trees as seen on nature channels before switching over to Rocket spraying bullets and a walking tree who can only say “I am Groot.” There’s also the fact that the Japanese voiceover is energetic and enthusiastic. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Marvel Gives James Gunn A Birthday Gift That Would Make Thanos Jealous

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What do you get the guy who just finished directing your studio’s riskiest project to date and helped make it one of the year’s most critically acclaimed, highest grossing films? If you are Marvel Studios and shopping for Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s birthday, you scour the universe and track down one of the most powerful and valuable items in existence–an Infinity Stone! Read on to see why Gunn can now join The Collector in being able to say, “One down, five to go.”

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Viral Video: Dancing Groot Scene From “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

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We are already nearing two weeks since the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, and true Marvel fans – all of whom should have told everyone not to leave the theater until the end of the credits by now – might have seen those hilarious extra credit scenes by now.

But if you haven’t seen it yet, or for some reason could not stay until after the credits, then the following video may just be considered a spoiler, although, I wouldn’t consider it a huge spoiler. Yahoo! has released the extra scene of Groot dancing after the Guardians served their heroic duties. Hit the jump to see Groot bust a move, plus a few words from James Gunn, who was actually the inspiration behind the scene. [Read more...]

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” Featurette Gives You A Tour Of Star-Lord’s Milano Spaceship

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The Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned a suprising $94 million at the box office this weekend, plus a nice $11.7 million on Monday, has been described as the Star Wars for a new generation. And as such, it’s lead hero, Star-Lord, needs a signature spaceship. In this case, it is called the Milano. Marvel has released a new video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the insides and outsides of the Milano. Plus film star Chris Pratt give you a tour at what it took to bring Star-Lord’s ship to life on the big screen.

Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” Lego-Inspired Video Proves That Everything Is Awesome

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This year, Chris Pratt has played a nobody, who loves listening to his favorite songs, who also discovers an ancient relic, and is chased by a disgruntled cop, and teams up with a lovable group of misfits, to save the world from an incredible force of destruction. In a spaceship. Yup, he’s already done it once as a Lego minifigure in The Lego Movie, and now he’s going to have to do it again as a human being in Guardians of the Galaxy (Check out our review here). But what if the two were to be mashed up into once incredibly awesome video. We’ll it’s happened.

YouTube star Forrest Whaley has created this awesome video, which has been given a stamp of approval by the Walt Disney Company themselves. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Watch Vin Diesel Say “I Am Groot” In Five Different Languages

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Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) is a tree alien humanoid who only says “I am Groot.” As a alien of few words, it be interesting to see or hear what it’s like to speak those three words in different languages. Well before the US release of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios has released a video of Diesel dubbing those three words (exclusively in that order of course) in five different languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe. Hit the jump to watch him voice Groot on a global scale. [Read more...]

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, And Benicio Del Toro Talk “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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Guardians of the Galaxy is the best Marvel movie ever.  It’s got a lot of laughs, plenty of action, and most importantly it has heart.  Another part of what makes this film so great is that even though it is connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you need no prior knowledge of any of the source material.

The film has such a whimsy feel to it, that it will leave you singing and dancing.  It practically bursts with energy, and will have you cheering for a talking three who can only say “I Am Groot.”

We were recently invited to the press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy, where director James Gunn talked about coming aboard this project, and setting the emotional tone.  Chris Pratt talked about the weight gain and training, while Zoe Saldana and Michael Rooker reminisced about punching Pratt. We also get learn what it was like for Vin Diesel to voice a tree, and what were some of Dave Bautista and Benicio Del Toro‘s favorite songs from the film are. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” Review: Marvel Studios’ Latest Is A Heartfelt Musical Burst Of Energy

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Marvel Studios really rolled the dice with James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. And it paid off in spades! The first original film in Marvel Studios’ Phase 2 of the MCU, brilliant,spot-on funny, sharp, daring, and adventurous. Often times we say that every new Marvel film is better than the last, but Guardians of the Galaxy really lives up to that notion because it is a fresh property, and gives us a unique look at the comic book world.

It is just so much fun, and because it is a new title, it definitely eases the pressure of having to know what has been built before it, even though the film is part of a larger universe.

Filled with plenty of laughs and adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy has heart, and is the kind of film that we have all been waiting to see from superhero movies. So hit the jump for the full review of Guardians of the Galaxy. [Read more...]

New Mobile Game for “Guardians of the Galaxy” Released

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On the heels of Marvel‘s upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy, a new mobile game app has been released. It’s an action role-playing game called Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon. Find out more about the game after the break.

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Details About The Awesome “The Guardians of the Galaxy” 17 Minute 3D IMAX Preview Screening [Updated With Extended Look Trailer]

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While everyone is salivating for the release of Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, a select few had a chance to see 17 minutes of the movie in preview screenings across the country. My screening in Toronto, Canada was packed, but featured no surprises beyond what was promised and a short video introduction by director James Gunn. What we did see was 17 incredible minutes of what is surely going to be an awesome movie. Hit the jump for more details.

[Update From The Editor: We have added a new trailer that was released following the 17 minute preview. The original article follows after the trailer. Hit the jump to check it out] [Read more...]