With Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 out on the 28th April 2017. Lets take a look at five reasons why I think Guardians of the Galaxy are better than the Avengers.

The Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the first Guardians film was and let’s be honest here, one of the main stars of the film. With songs such as Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede, I Want You Back by the Jackson 5 and Come and Get Your Love by Redbone, this became number 1 on America’s Top 200 Billboard chart and is the second best-selling movie soundtrack after Disney’s Frozen.

The trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 contains songs such as The Chain by Fleetwood Mac, Fox on the Run by The Sweet and Suffragette City by David Bowie so we can expect much more of the same.

Whereas The Avengers has a soundtrack composed by Alan Silvestri at Abbey Road studios with tracks such as Tunnel Chase, Stark Goes Green and Hellicarrier. Although good nothing really stands out.

Baby Groot

Who can forget the post credit scene with the new Baby Groot dancing to Jackson 5 – I Want You Back. This time around, he has grown up a bit more but still his “vocabulistics is limited to “I” and “am” and “Groot,” exclusively in that order.” 

Baby Groot

The Avengers while comprising Thor, Iron-man and Captain America, don’t have anything that is this cute. Dangerous but not cute.

Easter Eggs

During a scene in the Guardians film they go and see somebody called the Collector, who has a sort of museum with space artefacts in. When the camera pans across, viewers can spot some Easter Eggs that are placed there by the director. Some of these include: 

  • a Chitauri soldier – from the battle on earth in The Avengers
  • a Dark Elf – from Thor 2: The Dark World
  • Howard the Duck
  • A cocoon that belongs to Adam the Warlock
  • And an alien parasite from the movie Slither, which was James Gunn’s directorial debut

Other Easter Eggs in the film include cameos from Stan Lee, Nathan Fillon and Lloyd Kaufman

There is also an inside joke from The Avengers. Tony Stark tells Pepper Potts to give herself “…12% of the credit” for her involvement with Stark Tower. She later brings this the number back up when Tony asks if she is having a moment, saying that she was “having 12% of a moment”. In Guardians while having a discussion about how to defeat Ronan, the villain of the film, the following shortened down argument takes place.

Peter Quill: I have part of a plan.

Drax: What percentage of a plan do you have?

Rocket: She’s right, you don’t get an opinion… What percentage?

Peter Quill: I dunno… Twelve percent?

Rocket: Twelve percent?

[starts laughing]

Rocket: That is the most real, authentic, hysterical laugh of my entire life because THAT IS NOT A PLAN!

Gamora: It’s barely a concept.

Humour

Guardians of the Galaxy is much funnier than The Avengers. Four out of the five characters in Guardians each have funny moments in the film. Be it one liners or just quips. While Robert Downey Jr provides the comedic moments with the Hulk providing back-up. Galaga anyone?

Most of the Guardians humour comes from Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper as Rocket and surprisingly Dave Bautista as Drax.

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