THURSDAY GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
7.30PM, FOXTEL PREMIERE
As only the best actionadventure blockbusters can do, GuardiansoftheGalaxy gets on your good side with ease. Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, a self-styled “space outlaw” in cahoots with a green Amazonian assassin (Zoe Saldana), a muscleman (Dave Bautista), a talking raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and, umm, a talking tree (Vin Diesel). Ticks every box for a major hit franchise of the future. decoding the non-existent plot – where an aspiring actor (Naomi Watts) takes a disoriented amnesiac (Laura Harring) under her wing – and surrender yourself to a compelling cinematic trance. A one-way trip to oblivion you’ll either love or loathe. This was originally conceived as a pilot for US TV, until befuddled network execs baulked at Lynch’s blueprint.