‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Groot TV Spot & Star-Lord Featurette

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After months of being drip-fed clips and teasers for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s safe to say that most of us have now been convinced to check it out in theaters next month. That doesn’t mean that Marvel is ready to let up on the marketing just yet, however, so this week we’ve already enjoyed some new TV trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy, along with some characters posters for Yondu and the Nova Corps.

The Guardians have been shown wearing at least two different sets of uniforms in the trailers: their yellow prison clothes, and the maroon leather get-ups that seem to be based on the outfits worn by Peter Quill’s outlaw gang, the Ravagers. One Guardian who gets away without wearing any clothes at all (possibly because there aren’t any that fit him) is Rocket Raccoon’s partner in crime, Groot: an eight foot tall walking tree whose dialogue consists solely of saying “I am Groot” with different inflections.

This means Groot is very good at introducing himself to new people, which is exactly what he does in a new “Meet Groot” TV trailer. The giant naked walking tree voiced by Vin Diesel is shown engaging in witty (mostly one-sided) banter with the other Guardians of the Galaxy, and also showing off his tougher side as he delivers beat downs on the bad guys. Remember, kids: don’t drink fountain water.

Another character in the spotlight this week is Peter Jason Quill AKA Star-Lord, who seems to be the unofficial leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Star-Lord doesn’t exactly come from a heroic background, having being plucked from Earth at a young age by his surrogate father, Yondu, and raised in a life of thievery and thuggery. As Chris Pratt explains in a new featurette about Star-Lord,  the character’s arc is all about discovering that “there’s more to life than just taking exactly what you want.”

Getting a mismatched group of killers and thieves to work together for the greater good isn’t the easiest of tasks, but luckily both Gamora and Drax have personal grudges against the movie’s antagonist, Ronan the Accuser, and their quest for vengeance dovetails neatly with saving billions of lives. Rocket seems to be pretty skeptical of the whole thing, and Groot… well, Groot is Groot.

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters on August 1st, 2014.

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  1. This movie is going to be a huge success :)

  2. I am Groot! I am Groot. I AM Groot, I am GROOT!!!!

    • I am Groot?

      • Oogaa-chaka … Oo gaa-chaka

  3. “I am Groot.” I think Marvel might have created the most deep, intelligent sci-fi movie ever made!

  4. I love Groot

  5. Not sure if I like Bradley Cooper as rocket. Sounds like he’s always yelling, even when he’s not actually yelling.

  6. As the marketing for this film has gone on I have been looking forward to it more and more – I really was not sold by the first trailer

    I do hope they haven’t show all of the funniest bits in the trailers, but it has been giving me a good Star Wars type of vibe with so,e genuinely funny stuff as well
    Groot is like Chewie
    Star lord is like Han Solo
    Gamora is like a super powered princess Leia (daughter of the bad guy, plays hard to get with Han, very capable in a fight)
    Drax still seems like just the muscle guy (although the thing about him taking things literally could be very funny)
    Rocket is just Rocket (got a bit of Stewie Griffin to him though – tiny, likes building things that go boom, uses comically large guns, angry)

    Still think that Gamora doesn’t look good and is the least interesting personality of the bunch – even the clips of her in action have been the least convincing to me

    • I think they map to Farscape even better. They’re all the same archetypes.

      Peter Quill = John Crichton, the smartass, fish-out-of-water hero, only Earthling in the bunch
      Gamora = Aeryn Sun, the ass-kicking alien love interest
      Drax = D’argo, the muscle
      Groot = Pilot, the gentle giant
      Rocket = Rygel, the big-mouthed midget

      • You’re probably right there
        I think I see the Star Wars connection more though as I never got massively into Farscape (saw an episode here or there didn’t really follow it)

  7. Hmmm this movie will beat the Avengers domestically I have a great feeling

  8. Going from that lame Turtles trailer a minute ago to this, I think Platinum Dunes needs to take notes from this video to show how to properly promote a film.

    Guardians had me sold from the first trailer, not many films of the past decade can hold that honour.

  9. Bradley Cooper sounds like he’s going to be incredibly annoying as Rocket. They totally should’ve had H. Jon Benjamin doing his Archer voice for Rocket.

    • Nah, Rocket will only have mommy issues .

  10. Wont be going to see this movie, it looks awful…. Perhaps if I was a 12 year old I would