THURS­DAY GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

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.

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