Marvel spotlights the funnier side of its latest offering in a clip that sees Pratt struggling to explain why Dave Bautista should spare Zoe Saldana’s life
A movie featuring a talking raccoon and an anthropomorphic tree had better have a sense of humor. Luckily, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” has plenty of it, as evidenced in the latest clip released from the Aug. 1 release.
In it, Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer is about to kill Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora, and it’s quickly revealed that she had just tried to kill Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord. And these three become part of the team.
In the short clip, Pratt is pleading for Saldana’s life, which Bautista simply can’t understand … even after Pratt says that lots of girls have tried to kill him, so it’s really not that big of a deal.
Things get even more awkward when Quill argues that Ronan the Accuser is coming back for Gamora, and Drax has said his sole purpose is to kill Ronan. Quill argues that keeping Gamora alive means she can serve as bait. When Ronan arrives, Drax can kill him. Only Quill didn’t say that specifically. Instead, he did the universal hand gesture for slitting someone’s throat.
Expect it’s not universal at all. “Why would I put my finger on his throat?” Drax asked. Things didn’t go much better when Quill started trying to explain what the gesture meant.
It’s a scene that perfectly captures why Chris Pratt — most famous for his work as the bumbling Andy Dwyer on “Parks & Recreation” — was a perfect casting choice for the more comedic superhero Star-Lord.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” also stars Josh Brolin, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Benicio del Toro, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, and Michael Rooker. James Gunn directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman. Produced by Kevin Feige, Walt Disney Studios will release the film to theaters on Friday, Aug. 1.