As fans of these one-of-a-kind features, one of the things we look forward to is how these fantasy worlds and characters will translate from comic-book to film. Of course a lot of the piqued interest comes from whoâ€™s being cast, but visually trying to nail what a cartoon character will look in live-action form is always a brain buster. Most times Marvel has done a pretty good job in morphing their universe. Have there been flops? Yes. I mean remember that first HULK? The one that starred Eric Bana? Itâ€™s not Banaâ€™s fault, but come on, bro… Seriously, that was a stomach virus of a look. Then they tweaked it a bit with the version Edward Norton played, but the ultimate version was released when the first AVENGERS flick hit. Who, how, when, where this HULK was conceived I really donâ€™t care, but damnâ€¦talk about redemption.
Anyway, that same mental exhaustion hit when GUARDIANS was first mentioned. One of the things I did when reading up on this particular comic was also take in a lot of the appearances. They all had the typical comic-book-hero â€œlookâ€ (whatever that means) with grins, stares, motion poses, etc., but they were quite unique from what was common to my optic-nerve. Then casting started, followed by leaks all over the net and I think Marvel couldnâ€™t have cooked up the best-looking characters to date. Although very cartoonish, these live-action / CGI versions turned out pretty freaking awesome!
Comic-book GUARDIANS vs. Silver-screen GUARDIANS
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. (C) Walt Disney
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