Forget about Iron Man and The Avengers because Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s biggest gamble yet. Giving a big budget to a sci-fi space comedy based on an obscure property is well outside of the House of Idea’s comfort zone, but everything released from the film so far has looked like a welcome change from the company’s usual tone.
Now, courtesy of MTV, we have our first look at an extended clip from the movie featuring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. There is a lot to take in here, but the most important thing to notice is how closely the movie sticks to the tones of classic blockbusters like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. The action looks to be over-the-top, but everything is grounded in a quirky humor that just works so well.
Take a look at the clip above, and don’t forget that Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters on August 1.