The summer of 2014 has seen a wide variety of movies that are marketed for the family genre, which in turn generates more money for the studios. Films like "How to Train Your Dragon 2", "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are trying to appeal to all ages.
However, there's one last blockbuster making its way to cinemas on August 1st, and it's called "Guardians of the Galaxy" with a small subtitle "Who?". Similar to other summer movies, this sci-fi, superhero, comedy hybrid has marketed itself to adults with its witty and old-fashioned sense of humor (not relying on crude jokes or profanity). Additionally, it has been marketed to children by presenting stunning visuals, a simple premise, and characters that could have been taken directly out of their toy box (i.e. the talking raccoon and tree).
With movie goers buzzing about new previews and seeing film footage, there's a question for everyone:
Is this a film worth taking a family to see?
Just taking a look at the poster should remind families of fun adventure movies like "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones", which were conveniently made for adults and children. This looks to be another potential fun family film filled with comedy, heart, action, and a bit of romance. While the science fiction genre may not appeal to everyone, this film has marketed itself to look like something more than a space adventure. Even if it doesn't appeal to you, it is an excuse for you to at least escape the heat in Virginia.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens August 1st in cinemas everywhere and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper.
By: Matthew Romeo
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