Guardians of the Galaxy

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    In the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy came to life on the big screen. Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel comic series that started in 1969 as it’s own series, featuring Major Vance Astro, Charlie 27, Martinex, and Yondu.

    The movie featured a newer version of the Guardians including Star Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. Supporting characters included Yondu, an original Guardian, Nova Prime, the leader of the Nova Corps, The Collector, the fanboy of the universe, and Ronan the Accuser, the entire judicial branch of the Kree Empire.

    In the movie, the Guardians try to protect an orb, containing a stone that can destroy the world. James Gunn, the movie’s director, said that the stone was the Power Gem, but true Marvel fans would notice that the gem displayed some qualities of the Reality Gem.

    Another such discrepancy is Yondu’s magic-flying-musical-death-stick, which was originally a bow and arrow, the arrow’s trajectory is manipulated by Yondu’s whistle.

    A third nonparallel event is Drax’s family, who were killed by Ronan. His family is killed by Thanos in the comics, and in some versions of the character, he was created for the soul purpose of killing Thanos. Ronan’s role as a homocidal egomaniac is overly exagerated in his attempt to destroy the Nova home-world of Xandar. In the comics, he is merely the judicial system of the Kree Empire and is a criminal only because of the execution of his duties.

    The movie could’ve been vastly improved with the inclusion of the Supreme Intelligence and the Kree army. Also, good characters wanted for a sequel include Captain Marvel, Nova (Richard Rider), The Inhumans, The Watcher, and Michael Korvac.

    We also wanted to see the Skrulls at war with the Kree, but Fox owns their rights, so such a movie simply cannot exist.