It was teased that a new poster for Marvel’s weirdest and possibly best superhero team would be shown but Marvel went one step further and releasing the first teaser of the film. So what was on show?
Well, not much.
Of course, everyone and their mum is excited for the next Guardians movie. I enjoyed the film so much it almost converted me from Marvel to DC.
I then watched Captain America: Civil War, and I decided to stick with DC. Ever since Vol. 2 was announced, it came with a lot of hype and understandably too seeing the reception of the first film.
It deviated from the usual standard, and was more of a comedy than a sci-fi or superhero movie as per the Marvel formula. It seems that the short teaser is being overhyped, in spite of its content – or rather its lack of content.
Opening to the rhythmic chanting of Blue Swede’s Hooked on a Feeling – that has become somewhat synonymous with Guardians – and immediately we see the playfulness. In very serious text, reads “SPACESUITS FOR EMERGENCY” and underneath it in crayon reads ‘or for fun.’
We’re then treated to glimpses of Gamora, Drax and Star Lord. We see Yondu and Rocket walking through what looks like a prison, surrounded by falling Ravangers. We see Nebula, who appears to have been kidnapped. But really there’s no content, other than some brief dialogue between Star Lord and Drax.
“There are two types of people in this world”, says Drax to Star Lord in reference to his feelings for Gamora. “Those who dance, and those who don’t” as the teaser, gives us our first and last hint to the content of the film. There is then admittedly a fun exchange as Drax tells Star Lord he has to “Find someone pathetic. Like you” – it’s clear that the film will be as fun as the first, in spite of its up-to-then serious tone.
On the topic of hype, I will admit that I had a real ‘fan girl’ scream as I saw Rocket and Baby Groot – wearing what looks like a Michael Jackson style jacket – and at the end of the trailer as an almost ‘post-credits’ scene. But this is what Marvel does so well in its teasers and trailers as a whole – fan service to get us excited.
My advice to any avid Guardians fan would be this: don’t get too excited – we ain’t seen nothing yet.