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Guardians of the Galaxy 17-Minute Disney Preview Reaction: "Marvel's next billion dollar hit, baby!"

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Marvel Studios recently released an exclusive 17-minute preview for Guardians of the Galaxy in Disney theme parks.

A reader of Cosmic Book News and fan of our Facebook page, Alessio Pasquali, posted his response to the footage (with spoilers):

BTW, You wanna hear my reaction to the 17-minute sneak peek of Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D? LISTEN UP. I just saw the 17 minute IMAX 3D Guardians of the Galaxy sneak peek. And, here's what I think: SO MOTHER F**KING, WELL-DONE, STUPENDOUSLY, FANTASTICALLY, AWESOME! Here's what I saw: It was a fully-finished first-look. It starts off with the rap sheet line-up with Drax going first, Gamora then is next we see Thanos's head in her rap sheet, the confirmation she is Thanos's daughter and the word that Thanos and Ronan are working together. Rocket is next as we hear his real name "Subject 89P13" come up and his illegal manipulated experiment story come up, he spits on the floor. Then, Groot dips down in his cute pose. Then, Peter Quill, or as we should call him, Star-Lord, comes up and gives Rhomann Dey and his lieutenant the finger and it's not censored. Dey's lieutenant orders them to the Kyln. We see the Kyln and it's a giant space asylum with meteors guarding it. As Quill, Gamora, and Rocket and Groot head to their cells, they talk about the orb, Gamora's true job, Groot's actual words, and why you should never call Rocket a raccoon. Then we see Quill get tazzered when he angrily wants his Walkman back and gets sprayed with orange liquid same as Rocket. On Rocket's back, we see hole-looking mechanics, which pretty much sum up his backstory. Then, as they head to the prison hall, Quill and Gamora are threatened so Groot and Rocket save their backs. Rocket devises a plan which Groot pretty much does when he's not looking. Then, the big stuff ensues, Drax beating up guards, Nova Corps joining the fight, Roxket and Groot in a gun-toting joyride, Quill stealing a mechanical leg, and Rocket and Groot stealing the scene. They, have the watch tower be their transport and Drax is insulted by Quill and Rocket and snaps back quite hilariously. They almost escape but they get stuck and that's when it ends. So, we'll find out what happens when the movie comes out. Now, it cuts to the big footage bits from the movie: The Dark Aster, Ronan, Nebula, Yondu, which people will love, we see our first brief glimpse of Thanos as we see him on his throne backside, unseen, we see his golden arm wrists as Ronan kneels before him, we see the power of the orb, the attack on Knowhere, the battle of Xandar, the Guardians get in their uniforms ready to kick ass, and at the end we see Rocket and Quill discussing their plan which leads to an argument causing Groot to end it by nibbling a leaf on his shoulder which pretty much grosses out everyone even Quill and Gamora and the very last scene made me happy: Rocket in his Warbird on Knowhere battling two of Ronan's Necrocraft ships ending with an explosion destroying both ships and out of the fire comes a rocket screaming in his ship as he flies toward the screen and ending with 8-1-14. And, the response, an exciting, up roaring, applause. I instantly screamed after it "Marvel's next billion dollar hit, baby! YEAH! WOOO!" And, it was fantastic. And, I have faith and hope that will break a billion worldwide.

And, even I brought that up to a young boy that Guardians looks like it'll be Marvel's next billion dollar hit. His response: "It looks so amazing. Yeah. There's no doubt that it will." And, that makes another one who agrees with me. I also touched upon Thanos in the movie after he appeared in Avengers, and he even agreed with what else I said that we are definitely building up to a Thanos-centric thing, which I immediately responded with "Avengers 3 with Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet and the Avengers and Guardians teaming up to stop Thanos". And, he said "Yeah. That will be awesome." Then, I let him go. But, my last thing I did was when I left, I immediately responded to a man's question. His question was didn't they already cast Thanos? And, I responed with "Yes. And Thanos will be voiced by Josh Brolin." And, that was it. but,as I was leaving with my mom, I ask so heard this man talk about Death, Thanos's love, showing up in the movie, which she will. So, after this, all I have to say is: Guardians really does look like it will be Marvel's next billion dollar hit. And, when August 1st arrives, we better have Guardians beat Avengers opening weeknd gross by $3 million dollars for a $210 million dollar opening weekend, because after I saw the 17-minute sneak peek, I think that if any Marvel movie will be a billion dollar hit after Avengers and Iron Man 3, it's Guardians of the Galaxy. So, c'mon, guys. let's make Guardians WIN. 

Oh and one more thing. As Rocket Raccoon says, "We're the frickin Guardians of the Galaxy." And he ain't jokin'.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rock et Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Ben icio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.

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