Out of this World: Guardians of the Galaxy

For several years, we have taken the girls to comic book shows and let them pick out a stack of comics to read. We saw it as an opportunity to encourage their interest in reading but also to introduce them to new a new genre of reading material. If you’ve been following along, you’re no stranger to the fact we are a superhero family. That is where we started.

DH and I had been waiting forever for the time to be right to really immerse the girls. It only took one movie to get the them to realize that movies based around a hero and a villain are pretty awesome. Once the girls developed an interest in Marvel, it snowballed. We found ourselves backtracking to the first movies in the Marvel Universe (and beyond) and working our way systematically forward to ensure the back stories were built properly for the girls. Series and sequels of movies including The Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man (and subsequent reboots), Iron Man and more. We were consistently careful to watch them in the order intended. As an example, Iron Man needed to come before the Avengers but Iron Man 3 after. We even made sure we watched the Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series in order with Captain America: The Winter Soldier breaking into the middle of the series. Every storyline was where it should be with no spoilers from seeing them out of order.

During C2E2, Stan Lee gave a teaser about his cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy. - SahmReviews.com #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Then we went to C2E2 and heard Stan Lee speak. That was an amazing experience to hear him tell about his life and how the characters came to life (and almost didn’t!) During the interview, his entourage regularly stepped up to shush him about giving away information from a yet-to-be released movie. I cannot tell you how excited we were when he vaguely spilled details about his cameo “with a very pretty woman” in Guardians of the Galaxy. “…do not understand what it was or why I did it..” Have you seen the trailer yet?

The dinner time conversation around our house is kind of geeky with discussions of who did what, why and where the series is headed. Our latest batch of “I wonder” revolves around Guardians of the Galaxy and how it will be entangled with the other characters and story lines in the Marvel Universe. Will S.H.I.E.L.D. play a part? We cannot wait to see it. How about you?

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters August 1st! - SahmReviews.com #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

50 thoughts on “Out of this World: Guardians of the Galaxy

    1. that’s one of my fave things about marvel movies!! and they will hopefully keep going with it so we can enjoy the hotties– i mean the stories- for years to come

  1. We are also kind of geeky and that’s okay. But I will give you credit that you made sure to watch everything in the correct order. Wow! We have been to Comic-Com and loved it. We are planning on seeing Guardians of the Galaxy when it comes out. Both my kids are excited for it. They love anything Marvel.

  2. Honestly myself personally I am not too found of sci-fi or comicbook stuff. I am happy to hear your girls are into it a lot! I’m sure this movie will do really well when it comes out!

  3. Oh my goodness, I know someone that will be very or is actually already very excited about this. With 3 girls I ‘don’t get it’… but this friend is mine is obsessed!

  4. Wow! I bet the kids had a blast listening to Stan Lee speak! I bet my kids would love this too. I’m a huge movie nerd!

  5. I like that you’ve introduced your kiddos to comic books. They were so popular when I was a kid. I’m glad to see they still have a fan group (and I know the fan group is huge).

  6. Sounds like you had a great experience and how cool for your family to get to hear Stan Lee speak. I am sure he has a great deal of passion for which he speaks of. This looks like a movie that many people will be excited to see!

  7. I’m going to share this with my husband. He’d love it. He’s currently watching all of the X-Men movies in order (our local video store, of all places, had a deal on renting 5 movies for $5.)

  8. I’m so excited for this movie to come out. I laugh every time I see the previews. I would have loved to be there for that Stan Lee interview!

  9. I actually saw the trailer for this yesterday when I went to go see Malecifient. I am not sure how I feel about it. My hubby with probably make me go either way.

  10. I haven’t heard of this movie yet, but it sounds like one that my husband might enjoy. I may have to surprise him and take him to it on a date night!

  11. I honestly don’t really know a darn thing about this other than what you just said here. But I do love superhero movies so I’m sure I’ll see it!

  12. My kids are go into this! They have already asked if I can take them to see this when it comes out.

  13. I’m relatively new to the whole Marvel universe, but I do know it’s a fun place to be! And yes, I’m looking forward to seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy, too.

  14. I have just started to hear a bit about it, so I’m happy to read this here. We’re big Marvel fans, so I have no doubt we’ll see it. 🙂

  15. This comes out the day after my birthday, I am so excited for it. I have been waiting for this since interviewing Chris Pratt last year at an event LOL

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