Guardians of the Galaxy is like cocaine. Fun every once in a while. But shouldn’t be done regularly and shouldn’t be mixed with other substances.
PSA: Don’t do drugs kids.
PSA Part 2: Cocaine is not a suitable alternative for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy is the funnest (I know that’s not a word) movie I’ve ever seen. But under no circumstances should they take an iota of screen time from the Avengers in Infinity Wars.
Yes, I’m aware of the fact that they’re probably going to be a big part of it. But that doesn’t mean they should.
The opposite of debt is redundancy and dare I say it. Guardians may, in fact, be redundant in the greater MCU. As much as this pains my heart to say, Guardians are the JV Avengers. Every member of Guardians (except Chris Pratt, whose unique in every sense of the word and is an international gem) is a lesser derivative than their Avenger counterparts.
I’m not breaking news in saying any of this. Because in the grand scheme of things, a bit of redundancy can be helpful. But in the same movie, it becomes, well, a hindrance.
The reason why Guardians and the Avengers both thrive as mutually exclusive franchises is because they can be the same apart. Naturally, every movie the team of superheroes grows and the differentiation between characters decreases every time. But, as a whole, we’ve yet to reach a saturation point.
But, if we combine both franchises there is going to be a lot of unnecessary duplicates. And if given the choice between either the Avengers or Guardians. I’m taking the Avengers every time.
No offense but, I’d rather have the Norse God of Thunder instead of Dave Batista (no disrespect to the Batista Bomb, though). No offense but, I’d rather have the physical embodiment of rage than a tree, no matter how cool that tree is (no disrespect to Vin Diesel, though). No offense but, I rather a master spy than Uhura from Star Trek (no disrespect to Star Trek, though). No offence but, I rather have the ideological representation of the modern maligned industrialist than a fucking racoon (all disrespect to racoons though).
This isn’t meant to diminishing how awesome Guardians of the Galaxy is. On their own Guardians is the most surprisingly good franchise in recent movie history. But, even if we ignore the power differential between them and the Avengers. There is still so many times I want to stop watching Black Panther destroy everything to hear the word Yondu.
So yes I love Guardians of the Galaxy but by comparison to the rest of the MCU they’re small potatoes (no disrespect to small potatoes though).
Hope you guys learned a thing or two