The 44-year-old director has addressed "serious" filmmakers after the superhero genre was slammed several times during this year's movie award season.
Throughout this year's awards season, it seems to be apparent that some individuals in the film industry are growing tired of superhero movies and the genre's dominance over the box office in recent years.
James Gunn defends superhero movies after the genre gets dissed during award season
The attack of superhero flick's begin during the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (Feb 21st) when 'Nightcrawler' director Dan Gilroy received Best First Feature, while taking to the stage he slammed the "tsunami of superhero movies" that audiences are flooded with today.
James Gunn - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015
James Gunn - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015
Rich Cline shares his picks for the best films of 2014
There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.
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The American filmmaker recently addressed speculation on whether 'The Avengers' will ever cross over with the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' characters.
This past summer saw the release of the hugely successful Marvel flick 'Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which grossed over $772 million worldwide, and although the plot isn’t connected to any of ‘The Avengers’ superheroes, many fans have wondered whether the two will ever collaborate.
Director James Gunn explained where he sees the 'Guardians' characters in the Marvel universe
Director James Gunn recently spoke about a possible affiliation between ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers’ while being interview on a podcast session with Jeff Goldsmith, and explained where the ‘Guardians’ lie in the Marvel universe.
By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.
In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.
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Next weekend will see The Guardians of The Galaxy depart for earth
‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel bracing itself for what could be a winning few days at the box office. Based on one of the more obscure comics, GotG has accumulated a lot of hype because of the oddball characters, not to mention its 70s inspired soundtrack.
Chris Pratt was a gamble to lead this latest Marvel movie, but it's a gamble that has paid off
“I can’t believe they let me do all this stuff,” Gunn admitted of his upcoming movie. “It’s really sinking in for the first time. For the past two years, all I’ve been doing is driving forward, making this movie. Now I’m done and I’m standing outside of it, and I’m going, ‘How did you guys let me get away with all that?’”
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