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Trailer Weekly : 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Get on Up'

By Patricia Streeter,

On Friday, August 1, 2014,Imagination Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios are taking over the box office. Sorry kids, Friday is strictly PG-13. If you’re lucky, you might be able to talk your parents, siblings, or guardian into taking you to see Guardians of the Galaxy or Get on Up. Honestly, you will probably have an easier time with Guardians of the Galaxy. It is only rated PG-13 for Sci-Fi violence sequences and offensive language. I can’t say the same for Get on Up.

Ladies, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have a treat for you. Guardians of the Galaxy is full of eye candy. Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, and Djimon Hounsou are all in one movie! The candy dish is smaller than Takers, but Guardians of the Galaxy has quality over quantity. Plus, there is something for everyone. If you don’t need man candy to see this film, you will be pleased to know which team the movie is about.

Like all Marvel Movies, Guardians of the Galaxy is based on the comic book. However, there are two teams. In 1969, The original team made its debut into the Marvel Universe Earth 691. They were created by Arnold Drake and Gene Conan. This film is based on the second team that debuted in 2008. This time, the team appeared in its own self-titled comic book. The original team consisted of sub characters in other Marvel Comics.

In the Marvel Universe, the 2008 team is created by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a half alien, half American pilot. After stealing an orb, Peter Quill becomes Ronan the Accuser's target. To stay alive, he has to bring an unlikely crew together. Who knew stealing an orb could cause so much strife in the universe?

Image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com.

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