When the Guardians of the Galaxy were getting ready to make their MCU debut in 2014 I was highly skeptical about how well the movie was going to do because it was so strange. Marvel was taking us viewers to places we had never seen before and introducing us to aliens and characters as wildly different as a talking raccoon. You would think a superhero movie with a talking raccoon! would be an ultimate flop but to my great surprise it wasn’t. In fact, it’s still one of the best Marvel movies ever made as its simple storyline has become more and more enjoyable over the years. Now with the Guardians officially meeting The Avengers in Infinity War their cool points have risen a lot, as I got to see how truly incredible they really are as the Guardians of the Galaxy. The other day I watched the Guardians of the Galaxy and as I was watching the film I asked myself which Guardian did I enjoy the most? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you and I hope you enjoy.
The one good thing about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was that it introduced Mantis to the MCU and I’m so glad she ended up becoming a Guardian. What makes the Guardians so hilariously awesome is the wackiness of its occupants. Take Mantis for example. In a word she’s weird…but that’s why she’s so great. Only in the Guardians will you see characters as unique as Mantis and that’s why I love them so much.
I am Groot. Translated: Groot is awesome. 🙂
Drax used to be my least favorite Guardian but you know what, he’s actually started to grow on me. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made him into a hollering buffoon and while he did provide some humor to the overall film at times he was just a little too much. In both the first Guardians of the Galaxy film and Infinity War he was perfectly written into the context of the movie and I immensely enjoyed him. I’m excited to see him return in Avengers 4.
Gamora could be so much cooler. I mean, she’s “the most dangerous woman” in the galaxy. Like Black Widow she was raised as an assassin and we haven’t been able to see that side of her more often. She’s constantly being treated as the woman of the group and placed in the infamous love interest position which isn’t terrible but hinders her personal growth and chance to shine. When she does get her brief moments to let loose and be awesome she definitely is a very cool character and it’s very unfortunate what happened to her in Infinity War.
Rocket may be a tiny raccoon but his personality is so large I don’t even think of him as a talking animal. I mean, a raccoon with a gun? How could that possibly work? Well, it did, and it’s still kind of amazing whenever I think of it. Rocket provides a lot of comedic elements to the group but he’s also just a plain rascal at times as well. He’s not your typical hero at all and yet he’s always doing heroic things. The friendship that blossomed between him and Thor was one of the unexpected joys of Infinity War for me and I can’t wait to see their bromance continue in the next Avengers film.
I don’t think the Guardians of the Galaxy would be as lovable as they are if it wasn’t for their leader, Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord. He’s heroic when he needs to be, his charisma is one part awesome/one part ridiculous, and more than anything he’s HILARIOUS! I knew for a fact Star-Lord was one of my favorite Marvel characters after his brief confrontation with Thor. Seeing him try to imitate Thor’s deep, masculine voice left me in stitches both times I watched the movie and made me love his character even more.
Chris Pratt was the perfect person to cast for the role of Peter Quill and I honestly couldn’t imagine anyone else playing Star-Lord.
So, this is my ranking of the Guardians of the Galaxy. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.