Guardians of the Galaxy – SR Underground Ep. 155

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred fifty-five of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Guardians of the Galaxy and discuss its connections to the future of Marvel’s shared movie universe – plus offer our impressions of the leaked Deadpool movie test footage.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 155 - Guardians of the Galaxy

We review Guardians of the Galaxy and discuss its connections to the future of Marvel’s shared movie universe – plus offer our impressions of the leaked Deadpool movie test footage.

[0:00] News: Deadpool Test Footage With Ryan Reynolds Leaked.

[25:30] Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (read our full written Guardians of the Galaxy review).

[56:45] SPOILERS: Guardians of the Galaxy (join our Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers discussion).

[2:05:25] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Lucy opening): Sal reports that there was an unprecedented six-way tie. Chris B., The Prince That Was Promised, Jones, Peter Gecko, Roderick, and Troy all finished with 11 points and equal tiebreakers.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Get On Up - 2,468
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - 4,080

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • A Most Wanted Man - 729

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  1. Other though for the mcu is that thanos may already have the mind and soul stones. My line of thinking is that its npt like he just started searching for them, hes prob been at it for a while. Second lokis sceptre is prob not the mind gem itself just a sceptre with mind gem power infused into it (like hydra powered tesseract wraponry) thanos wouldnt just give loki the actual stone. Third, his army that just dropped dead when the portal closed could be because thanos was using both the mind and soul stones to control what was essentially an undead army chitaurians. Hence when the portal closed the links/energy was severed and so they dropped dead.. Since they were only “alive” do to the soul gems powers.

  2. Great podcast guys! I love how you pointed out how lame the villains in GOTG were; it was the major fault of an otherwise excellent movie. I’m not worried about Ultron being interesting, but I hope Marvel fixes its villain issues in Phase 3.
    Here is my list for the Marvel movies (for me, there is a HUGE drop off after #4):
    1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2. Guardians of the Galaxy
    3. Iron Man
    4. The Avengers
    5. Thor
    6. Captain America
    7. Thor 2
    8. Iron Man 2
    9. Hulk
    10. Iron Man 3

  3. My question is one regarding the marvel netflix series that will be coming out. Most Netflix series lean toward adult themes, ideas, concepts and situations. I want to know how street level these heroes and shows will really be? I personally would love the opportunities for satire a character who is essentially a walking lie detector might offer. I personally would love a show about the ultimate home schooled kung fury character and how he might react to a tech and celebrity obsessed society like ours. Or a burnt out lady superhero turned gumshoe might send up the idea of spandex clad over sexualized superheroines. Or better yet the story possibilities a character like Luke Cage might have to say about urban development and the US criminal penal system. These are things I want with these shows but with marvel owned by Disney I’m afraid they might over look these intriguing possibilities for more kid friendly or meat and potatoes super hero fare. What are the chances we might get a slightly more thinking persons entertainment with the marvel netflix offerings? What are the chances they might have an edge to them like great shows like The Killing or House of Cards? I hope this question gets discussed on the pod cast I would like to hear the screenrant crews thoughts on this subject. Thanks.

  4. I really enjoyed GotG but it’s not as high on my list as most. Then again my list is weirder than most:

    1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2. The Avengers
    3. Thor: The Dark World
    4. Iron Man 3
    5. Guardians of the Galaxy
    6. Thor
    7. Captain America: The First Avenger
    8. Iron Man
    9. The Incredible Hulk
    10. Iron Man 2

    • Beautiful list!

    • Love your cereal!

      • It usually cuts the top of my mouth. But that is a great list nonetheless.

        • Aggressive cereal eating – I like it!

        • Cuts my mouth too. Real problem is that when I have some, I have to have three bowls of it and that results in a devastating outcome in the bathroom. Know what I’m sayin?

          • I wish I didn’t.

  5. Well, here’s my list. To me, the “best” is a mixture of how entertaining and rewatchable it is, character development and acting, and story.
    1- Captain America: Winter Solider (5)
    2- Iron Man (4.5)
    3- Avengers (4.5)
    4- Guardians of the Galaxy (4.5)
    5- Thor (4)
    6- Captain America (4)
    7- Iron Man 3 (3.5)
    8- Thor: Dark World (3)
    9- Incredible Hulk (3)
    10- Iron Man 2 (2.5)

    • i like your list and especially love your top 3…I have the exact same in that order

  6. My ranking from what I think is the strongest movie to the weakest (love them all)

    1. Avengers (best movie, plus they built the characters with other movies)
    2. Iron Man (amazing story and the started of all)
    3. CA2 (so much tension in this one, I was on the edge of my seat)
    4. GOTF (lots of fun with 5 characters)
    5. Thor TDW (it was fun I liked it)
    6. Thor (enjoyed the brother rivalry)
    7. Captain America (fantastic origin for Rogers)
    8. Iron Man 3 (I liked the Mandarin twist, but I want the real one)
    9. Iron Man 2 (loved the interaction with Rhodey)
    10. Hulk (another great movie with Norton on the lead)

    And they’re all so much more entertaining than that borefest they call MOS

    • Great list! Numbers 5-10 are exactly the same on mine, I seem to rate the Thor movies higher than most as well and I actually very much enjoyed Iron Man 3.
      However I would rate the top four as
      1. Cap 2
      2. GotG
      3. Iron Man
      4. The Avengers

  7. I predicted quite a few months ago that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the Star Wars of it’s Generation and I was mocked, ridiculed and called crazy….hehe…….I am Vin-dicated!!!!

  8. Any thoughts on who the new team member(s) will be?

    My bet is another female, maybe setup a love triangle. So maybe Quasar (Phyla-Vell) or Moondragon?

    • I’m betting Adam shows up. Since he was in his cocoon in The Collector’s citadel when the power stone nuked the whole place, he was probably released from his slumber.

  9. Here’s my two cents

    Marvel Studios:

    1. Iron Man (none has yet to even touch this one in terms of pure fun and enjoyment)
    2. Captain America 2 (best screenplay and action by far)
    3. The Avengers (most awesome fanboy moments, great action)
    4. The Incredible Hulk (loved the cast except Liv Tyler; LOVED the chase scene)
    5. Guardians of the Galaxy (great character dynamics and comedic bits)
    6. Iron Man 3 (great screenplay, hated all the new characters cept Sir Ben)
    7. Thor (great intro to the Thor character; boring, vapid screenplay)
    8. Iron Man 2 (Sam Rockwell carried this movie on his back uphill through the snow)
    9. Thor 2 (just kind of “eh…” overall. Loved Chris Evans’ cameo)
    10. Captain America (loved the bit where he’s going state to state selling war bonds. The rest of the movie was ok. Would have ranked number 7 if they had swapped out that stupid base attack montage for some character development or another action scene)

    Including all Fox and Sony Films:

    1. Deadpool Test Footage (seriously, MAKE THIS)
    2. X-Men: Days of Future Past (blew my expectations out of the park. Great film.)
    3. Spider-Man 2 (one of the tightest screenplays of the genre.)
    4. Iron Man
    5. X-Men: First Class (breathed exciting new life into a dying franchise)
    6. Captain America 2
    7. The Avengers
    8. X2: X-Men United (Still one of my favs)
    9. Spider-Man (Willem Dafoe FTW)
    10. The Amazing Spider-Man (Somewhere in between this and the original is the perfect spider-man movie)
    11. The Incredible Hulk
    12. Guardians of the Galaxy
    13. The Wolverine (would rank much higher if not for the stupid robot/poison lady)
    14. Iron Man 3
    15. X-Men (Fantastic start to the genre, considering it was made in 1999/2000)
    16. Spider-Man 3 (hated how Venom got the shaft, everything else was fine IMO)
    17. Thor
    17.5 Daredevil – Director’s Cut
    18. Iron Man 2
    19. Thor 2
    20. Fantastic Four (Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis carried hard)
    21. Captain America
    22. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (if they hadn’t ruined Deadpool I would actually have liked it somewhat)
    23. X-Men: The Last Stand (WHY DID YOU KILL PICARD!?! also ruined Juggernaut)
    24. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (completely ruined Galactus)
    25. Daredevil
    26. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (some of the best FX I’ve ever seen. Terrible, awful, meandering, overstuffed, pointless, laughable screenplay)
    27. Electra (I’ve never seen it, and I don’t ever intend to)

  10. 1. Iron Man
    2. The Winter Soldier
    3. Guardians of The Galaxy
    4. The Avengers
    5. Captain America
    6. Thor
    7. Iron Man 3
    8. Incredible Hulk
    9. The Dark World
    10. Iron Man 2

  11. 1. The Avengers
    2. Iron Man 3
    3. Captain Murica 2
    4. Guardians of the Galaxy
    5. Iron Man
    6. Thor 2
    7. Thor
    8. Captain Murica
    9. Iron Man 2
    10. Hulk

  12. I have to agree about Thanos. He seems silly just sitting in space. Seems like he has nothing better to do than hang with The Other.

    • They have to set him up in the minds of the viewers as “this evil dude to sits around planning bad stuff,” so when he really jumps in to kick butt himself it’s an even bigger impact for the audience.

  13. I been seeing a lot of talk about marvel having weak villains besides Loki. I agree, but I also think Ronan was pretty bad ass in this movie. Even with him having minimal things to do and being the stereotypical “bad guy”. I think he had a great presence and vibe and if the story would’ve delved into his backstory and explained his motivations better, this movie would have been even greater than it was. Either way, I loved this movie and its Marvels best so far.

    I found it interesting that none of you guys mentioned how the guardians basically saved Xandar by distracting Ronan with singing and dancing. That scene really took me out of the movie. You talked about Ronan being a thin villian, and I agree. Yet Lee Paces performance made up for alot of it up until that point in my opinion. It was obvious throughout the movie that it was supposed to mix crazy action with humour, referring to Draxs metaphor-moment for example, still I feel that the dancing and singing just took it to another level.

  15. Saw Guardians today. Baffled by all the fuss. Abyssmal writing. Poor directing, as if by a 10 year old. Lame-o jokes that fall flat. Puzzling scene shifts. Cast members seem confused at times. Sensed Bautista was having trouble with his lines. Some scenes seemed very staged. A CGI extravaganza, however. LOVED GROOT, the talkative one (my favorite). I think one thing that made this show such a success was that so many parents WANTED TO LIKE THIS MOVIE, thereby making it a success, and so be able to watch future installments with their kids. I could tell that by the sometimes desperate adult laughter of the audience. Strongly suspect that GOTG is a favorite among Christian families w/ young children.

    • It’s okay to be different :)

      • I hated to be the heavy here, but WTF (“Why the fanfare?”)?!!! I, too, was subject to some desperate, deep-seated hope that GOTG would live up to the hype. I do believe that the airing of bogus, rave reviews can have a positive effect on the public’s reaction to most any so-so movie, creating a lemming-like response in members of the target demographic.
        I am confident that the sequel will defy the norm and be a rousing success.

        • “A wrong-way driver?! Hundreds of them!” said the guy after listening to the traffic news in his car.

          It’s totally fine if you don’t like the movie, but trying to discredit our opinions and those of the reviewers is just silly. And calling us lemmings (i.e.: mindless) is just plain rude.

        • Apparently you aren’t aware of one of the laws of the universe, you holding a viewpoint that is different than what everyone else thinks doesn’t mean they’re all wrong. Your opinion is valid, but your perceptions don’t override anyone else’s feelings.

          I can hate a band, while realizing they are great. I can dislike a classical dish that everyone loves, and recognize it’s a masterpiece even though I don’t enjoy it.

    • “Strongly suspect that GOTG is a favorite among Christian families w/ young children.” yes, i’m sure they all liked the jackson pollock reference…[i'll wait while you google him, as i'm sure you have no clue who i'm talking about]…back? ok, so what does someones faith have to do with liking this movie? why would you make an id!otic remark like that? what is wrong with your brain? put the crack pipe away son, thats no way to live. maybe you can learn to have fun with out all the ultra-violence and MF being said every 30 seconds, but since you seem to be suffering from cranial-rectum inversion, it seems unlikely. what a waste of skin.

  16. That throne thingy you saw Thanos sitting on. It’s his toilet.

    • A vibrating toilet, that produces spaghetti-os and and Ninkasi beers from the arm rest. Meaning he can be in love with Death even though she’s never around, because his chair replaces any need for an actual woman.