Marvel Entertainment Guardians of the Galaxy Forget Thanos cinematic debut at the end of The Avengers. The character that appears in the post-credits sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy a sequence kept under wraps and not attached to pre-release preview screenings is a genuine shocker, especially for those familiar with the history of the character. Spoilers beyond this point, so be warned. Recommended 'Guardians of the Galaxy': The Characters' Comic Book Origins Explained Howard the Duck is back on the big screen. Yes, back. Surprisingly, Howard was the first Marvel character to make it to the big screen back in 1986, with the George Lucas-produced Howard the Duck, a movie famously known as one of the worst films ever made.
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The arboreal Groot is a sweetly mournful creature a galactic poobah named Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly) calls him Rockets personal houseplant-slash-muscle in whose service Diesel must have spent all of five minutes in the recording studio intoning variations on the line, I am Groot! (READ: The Socialist message behind The LEGO Movie ) Bautista gets the best lines as Drax, whose brain is so maddeningly literal that when someone says, Metaphors go over his head, he shouts, Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast.
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The warm spirit of Guardians owes much to Pratt, the guileless, formerly doughy Parks and Recreation star; his casting is inspired. The resulting scrum for the orb introduces several more seekers: the green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the hulking Drax (Dave Bautista) and a CGI odd couple: a bitterly sardonic raccoon named Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and his sidekick, a talking tree called Groot (Vin Diesel) who looks like he sprouted from The Lord of the Rings. All reluctantly unite like a sarcastic Dirty Dozen. The Guardians, who were first introduced in a 1969 comic, are far from Marvel's star players. But their not-primetime-player status is freeing to Gunn, whose 2010 comedy Super starred Rainn Wilson as a wannabe crime fighter. He wrote the film with Nicole Perlman, clearly aspiring for a rollicking adventure in the mold of Indiana Jones or Star Wars, which the movie's poster evoked. But the film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects.
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A few upgrades would have been just fine." That isn't to say you shouldn't be concerned about fixing the wiring, plumbing or that center beam, of course. If your home has major structural or electrical problems, a home inspector will advise a future buyer to stay away. But think strategically if you're considering restoring the master bathroom versus repairing the roof and gutters. Consider the neighborhood. Kim Blackham, a licensed marriage and family therapist who lives in Tampa, Florida, purchased a small home in Cincinnati in 2003 and sold it in 2007. "My husband was extremely handy, and we had moved from out West, where there was a strong housing market, so we thought we would finish the basement, update the whole home and flip it." But there was one problem.