Remember how much fun the original Guardians of the Galaxy was? The banter between this wild bunch of outsiders. Rocket making snarky comments. Star-Lord trying to convince everyone he was a big deal. Yeah, all of that was a good time.
Now imagine if DC did the same movie in its DC Extended Universe. It makes for a very different movie.
Wow… things got dark. Quick.
Both the DCEU and Marvel Cinematic Universe have firmly established their tones, and there are clearly those who have a preference. DC is the darker, more humorless cousin to Marvel’s happy, go lucky uncle. This video does an amazing job of changing the tone of Guardians, but I think I will stick with the way it was intended if you don’t mind.
Of course, none of this is to say DCEU films are bad. But seeing such fun loving characters in a somber tone… we’ll pass.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in the U.S. on May 5… hopefully, it will be filled with fun.