Who would have thought of starring Chris Pratt, who is best known as the village idiot in the TV show "Parks and Recreation," as a superhero? Marvel, best known for such blockbuster franchises as "Iron Man," "Thor," "The Avengers" and "Captain America" - that's who. And from the looks of the first official movie trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy" which debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live it looks like they made a great decision.
Rotten Tomatoes is anticipating a huge hit with a rating of 99% who want to see this movie. The premise of the movie is an action-packed, epic space adventure with the brash adventurer Peter Quill, played by Pratt. Quill finds himself in the midst of an unrelenting bounty hunt after he steals a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace from "Pushing Daisies" fame), an evil villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the unrelenting Ronan, Quill is forced into an unwelcomed truce with a quartet of hilarious misfits—Rocket (voice by Bradley Cooper), a gun-toting, car-stealing raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel), a tree-with-muscles, and the beautiful but deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).
When Quill discovers the full power of the orb and the hazard it poses to the galaxy, he find the courage to do his best to rally his team of misfits for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in a precarious balance.
Chris Pratt looks ridiculously fit and shows that even though he plays a dorky, overweight slob in "Parks and Recreation" he can hulk up (as he did for "Zero Dark Thirty") and fatten back up as he did for "Delivery Man." He looks like he got right back into his fitbit routine and went from bulk to hulk for "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Action fans are eagerly anticipating a huge hit and with Chris at the helm. The only problem is we'll have to wait until August 1, 2014 to see it!
Tina Case is a photographer and writer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes reviews for entertainment, tips and tricks about photography gear and other consumer technology products.