New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Footage Offers a New Look at Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Racoon
Once upon a time, we were completely starved for glimpses of Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Now, Marvel is practically giving away footage of the gun-toting, genetically modified fella! A new featurette on Marvel's latest blockbuster has arrived, and while it's light on details, it's heavy on new footage, offering us another look at what promises to be the nuttiest movie of the summer.
As you'd expect from an Entertainment Tonight preview, the presentation is fairly hokey, but this isn't a clip for diehard geeks. This is a clip for the parents of diehard geeks, an attempt to sell them on a film that's already a must-see for the young'uns. Still, if you can look past those impossibly cheery hosts, you can enjoy additional footage of Cooper's world-weary Rocket wisecracking and wielding heavy weaponry, Zoe Saldana's Gamora battling Chris Pratt's Star-Lord in hand-to-hand combat, and a handful of other nice surprises.
However, we do take issue with the hosts calling Vin Diesel's Groot ugly. He's freakin' adorable! Have you no taste, sir and madam?!
'Guardians of the Galaxy' will open in theaters on August 1, 2014. This project may have looked like a tough sell on paper, but everything we've seen has just looked hugely appealing in every way. Bring it on.