The latest Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is my favorite yet. It has more dialogue, more action, and (most importantly) more Groot! There are lots of things I love about this clip. There are a several excellent Rocket moments (love the bit with his “fake” laugh). Ronan the Accuser looks like a bad-ass. And (as much as it pains me to admit it), Dave Batista wasn’t as crappy as I’d thought he’d be (though I’m sure he’ll be crappy overall). That said, the more clips I see of Guardians, the less convinced I am of Chris Pratt’s portrayal of Star Lord/Peter Quill. Pratt is being a bit too goofy for my tastes. The Star Lord that I dig is a fun combination of competent, snarky, and cool. Going off of the trailers, Pratt’s Star Lord seems like one of those silly characters that gets by on sheer luck. Hopefully that’s not the case, but the vibe I’m getting doesn’t have enough of the cool and capable characteristics of the comic book character.
Anyway, check out the Guardians of the Galaxy UK extended trailer when you have a chance and let me know what you think (please!).