Final Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is Out

It has been a journey since we saw the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Now after five months of build up the final trailer has been released and the promotional comics are out. So without waiting any longer lets get in to the analysis of the latest trailer, but first take a look yourself.

Final Trailer

One of the most notable things about the trailer is that it forgoes Hooked on a Feeling entirely. The change in music isn’t the only thing that is different in this trailer. The tone is also vastly different. It manages to mix the more comic ragtag team feeling that came from the first two domestic trailers, while mixing in the more serious tone that came from the international trailer. It seemed to do that rather well as it allowed for the playful banter between Star-Lord and Rocket.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Groot

This trailer highlighted the various landscapes much better than in previous films. There were numerous shots of different locations that we will see including the now obligatory shot of Knowhere. This was the first time we really got to see how many different places the movie will be taking us even if only briefly. From the looks of it we will be getting a big landscape as our anti-heroes move from place to place.

We were also treated to seeing all the characters, well at least more than we’d previously seen. From the earlier trailers we had seen Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Drax again. Notably, each character had a moment to speak in the trailer. Ronan had a larger part in this trailer as he was more active including talking a bit himself. We also got a look at Yondu for the first time in all of Michael Rooker’s blue glory.

Will Guardians of the Galaxy be the success Marvel Studios is hoping

Guardians of the Galaxy

Nova Prime

There is no denying that Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest risk that Marvel is taking. It is one of the Marvel properties that lives on the fringes even of the comic world. Thus bringing Guardians to theatres filled with sentient moving trees, talking raccoon aliens, and people of all different colors. It’s a massive risk and potentially the first real flop for Marvel to have ever produced. It is after all delving into Space Opera territory, a genre which has barely been tapped as of late. With only Star Trek there as a benchmark, it’s impossible to tell how Guardians will do in comparison (Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t have anything close to the fanbase and name recognition as Star Trek does).

Guardians of the Galaxy will be stepping in to this new territory as a relatively unknown entity with only a few things to draw in the audience. For one it gets the honor of sporting the Marvel Studios banner. That alone will be a draw for a certain segment of the audience who want to see the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, the Space Opera element may turn some people away, but it is sure to attract more people that wouldn’t go see it if it wasn’t Marvel. That is a big plus for the film to be able to tout being from the studios of all their various successes including Iron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The Avengers.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Rocket

The other good thing for Guardians is that it has endearing characters. There is something about the way Chris Pratt portrays Star-Lord that will draw people in. He has this charismatic rogue personality going for him. A personality which plays very well off the cocky banter he enters with Rocket. Yes, I’ve only mentioned Star-Lord and Rocket at this point because they are the hinge of the team. If this movie is a success or fails is largely going to fall on their shoulders. Gamora and Drax can be as endearing and deadly as they like. Groot can be sweet as cake. However, if Star-Lord can’t captivate the audience with his rugged charm and Rocket can’t make the audience laugh Guardians of the Galaxy will struggle. Each of those characters are going to be what keeps people the most interested in the film.

Another seemingly little, but actually somewhat swaying, is the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy become great toys. Yes, I’m going there. The fact that you can create great merchandise for this franchise is going to help it majorly. Rocket and Groot can make for some unique toys. The important thing about toys is that it will catch the attention of children. When children want toys, they can want the movies. By having toys you get the whole package. Even if Guardians of the Galaxy is only a moderate hit, but it can sell toys like wild fire, the franchise becomes a benefit.

Do you think Guardians of the Galaxy will be successful.

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