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Since I last posted, I've seen 2 movies (Well, in the theater anyway...)

1. Lucy with Scarlett Johansson was an interesting and entertaining movie. So what if people technically already use 100% of their brain and nothing interesting happens? In a recent post, I profesed my enjoyment of the new summer TV series  Taxi Brooklyn  which is based another Luc Besson film. I'd imagine that that movie is very similar to Lucy. This movie is an odd combo of serious and silly. While the aforementioned NBC series seems to balance this well enough, Lucy can't seem to. Oddly, my brain didn't feel like mush as it does after pretty much every Michael Bay movie.  (The Transformers series can't decide what maturity level to target. Does that mean maturity and tonality are different things? ::shrugs::)

2. The second film of the summer from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy, had a tonal mix as well but did a spectacular job in the balance department...and soundtrack department... The characters were very likable. There wasn't really time to get into Rocket and Groot's back-stories enough for me but they have leave something for the sequel, right? I'm all for the change (from the comicbooks) in Star-Lord's origin (whatever it turns out to be) but Drax's backstory became a bit to cliched for my tastes. In the comics, Drax was created by Thanos' father, Monitor, to protect the Eternal colony on the moon Titan while, in the movie, he just wants revenge for the death of his family. Simpler for general audiences to swallow but feels like Harrison Ford as the Punisher. (Although, it could just be a false memory?) We are Groot.

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