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“Guardians of the Galaxy” Featurette – This One Time … In Prison

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Superhero origin stories are a comic book staple.  Often these stories have their roots in tragedy (Batman, Superman) or an experiment/accident (Captain America, The Hulk) that spurs our protagonists to become the heroes we love.  In this featurette for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy we learn that the quintet of unlikely heroes found each other through a common goal – breaking out of prison.

And that sets the tone for the kind of story we should expect.  This is an irreverent tale of anti-heroes who, over the course of time, become real, true heroes.  But not too real.  We like our Guardians to be a little off-kilter.

Guardians of the Galaxy premieres Friday, August 1, 2014
Tom Gardiner