Friday, May 5, 2017

On The Air: Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)

Marvel & DisneyXD needed to keep fans interested in the Guardians of the Galaxy in between movies ("Vol. 2" opened last night), and so the Guardians were added to DXD's Marvel Universe block, replacing Hulk & the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. Suffice it to say, it may be an improvement over the show it replaced, but that ain't saying much.

If Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, has a familiar lilt to his voice, that's because it belongs to Will Friedle (ex-Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Thundercats, Boy Meets World), who's trying to bridge the gap between Terry McGinnis (Batman Beyond) & Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible) in trying to create the right tone for Quill. Here, Peter's less of a jerk than he was in the first film, but then, he's still not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. Hmmm, who does that sound like??

The series began its second season in March, just in time to promote "Vol. 2", which will be reviewed over at The Land of Whatever this weekend. In this clip, we find the Guardians battling the Man-Thing. Go figure.

As with the movie, Rocket is the only one who can translate Groot, who remains an adult in this series as opposed to "Vol. 2". Rocket, oh, by the way, just finished a stint appearing in the Amazing Spider-Man newspaper strip, another means of calling attention to the pending film.

Rating: B--.


Mr. Sig said...

Frankly, young children and anyone with moral standards are better off watching the animated series instead of the movies. While I've never seen the movies, I looked into the content portrayed/uttered in them and it is not pretty - it goes against everything Disney stands for. You'd think Marvel would take it easy after Disney purchased the rights. And the fact that toys based on Marvel's films are aimed at children under 13 is rather staggering. We wouldn't want children to recite vulgar lines from the films, would we? Why can't Marvel be more like the Star Wars franchise?

hobbyfan said...

Well, the toons are dumbed down for that reason, it seems. Also, I share your concern regarding the movies, but it's over the main plot of the new movies. A little tweak at theology, you see.