11 July 2014 09:15
Guardians of the Galaxy: Where oddballs and outcasts rule

The movie’s lead actors, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, and director James Gunn tell us what it takes to be part of this Marvel universe



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Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Lee Wei Lin
Video: Teng Siew Eng


Unlike Marvel’s previous comic book movies, such as The Avengers,Thor and Iron Man, the studios’ latest superhero outing, Guardians of the Galaxy, is nothing like its predecessors.

While it revolves around the usual “save the insert-name-of-world (in this case: galaxy)” milieu, Guardians’ main heroes (five of them) are a less-than-glamorous ragtag bunch of misfits and outcasts: a talking raccoon (Rocket), a green-skinned alien who is also an assassin (Gamora), an advanced humanoid walking tree (Groot), a brute looking for revenge (Drax), and a human being who was raised in space (Peter Quill).

The terms “oddball,” “outcasts,” and “outlaws” were, clearly, words of the day, when its lead actors Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and director James Gunn were asked to describe the film at the press conference for the movie’s Southeast Asia tour in Singapore yesterday.


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