Critical Blast Best Movie of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Critical Blast Best Film 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel

It really shouldn't have worked. I mean, none of it fits: The Guardians of the Galaxy comic book has always been something of a mish-mash of incongruent characters that don't fit anywhere else. The cast of the film included an unlikely lead in Chris Pratt, a professional wrestler and MMA fighter in Dave Bautsta, and two of the sexiest actors around--so the lades tell me--in Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel doing voce-over work! Impossible? Not for James Gunn, the director who turned this crazy dea into yet another Marvel cinematic success. Mr. Gunn shouldn't bill himself as "director" anymore. His credit should read "Alchemist." Who else could turn this leaden concept into pure gold?

The votiing for this one wasn't even close, with Guardians pulling in a whopping 46% of all votes. The only one that came close was Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with 23%.

The top grossing film of 2014 is the voters' choice for Critical Blast's Best Movie of 2014. Take that, Oscars! We know a "Best Picture" when we see it! Congratulations to alchemist James Gunn, producer Kevin Feige, and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Benecio del Toro, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Gunn and the marvelous Michael Rooker on this well-deserved achievement.