This week, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie arrives in theaters, and though it is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the interest level for the movie appears to be high… right?  At the other end of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters, and generally, people seem confused about the concept and how it does fit into the MCU.


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  1. Taylor Forbes
    April 29, 2014 at 11:36 am — Reply

    I’m looking forward to Guardians more only because it looks funny plus new franchise. However the Garfield Spider-Man is amazing and I can’t wait to see it too

    • April 29, 2014 at 11:38 am — Reply

      When I read Garfield Spider-Man I pictured a fat cat dressed as Spider-Man complaining that there was no lasagna in the house.

      • April 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm — Reply

        Now that I would want to go see.

  2. April 29, 2014 at 11:36 am — Reply

    No contest. Guardians seems more interesting. TASM2 looks like it might be fun but the first one left me cold.

  3. April 29, 2014 at 11:41 am — Reply

    After the first ASM, they would need to pay me to see the second.

    Guardians looks interesting, though. Still, I likely won’t see it in theatres. I will wait for the Blu Ray and save the babysitter money for a better date.

  4. Rob
    April 29, 2014 at 11:43 am — Reply

    Going solely on the trailers Guardians of the Galaxy looks like more fun.

  5. April 29, 2014 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Guardians! Give me space raccoons & sentient trees over another angst-fest any day.

  6. Frank
    April 29, 2014 at 11:46 am — Reply

    ASM2 is a renter for me, but Guardians looks like something that must be seen the theater.

  7. April 29, 2014 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Guardians, simply from the standpoint that Marvel Studios is showing that it is able to tell a story that is fun and interesting to me. The latest incarnations of X-Men (Wolverine included) and Spider-Man have left a lot to be desired in my opinion.

  8. April 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    Guardians of the Galaxy, hands down. There just wasn’t enough time for me between the different series of Spiderman movies. The new series isn’t bad, its just not… amazing.

    In contrast Guardians looks like it will be fun and action packed. I don’t know what to expect from the movie version and I am looking forward to seeing what they do with it and how it ties in to the rest of the cinematic universe.

  9. Doctor Dinosaur
    April 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    “generally, people seem confused about the concept”

    I keep hearing this on entertainment and comic book websites.. Who are these people and are they really more confused about this than Thor or Iron Man initially?

  10. Mathanugg
    April 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Guardians looks more fun and the tie ins with the rest of marvel universe seals the deal. Will probably see both

  11. Rene
    April 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Eh I voted Spiderman only because I found Chris Pratt annoying in Parks & Rec and he seems like he’s playing the same type of character. But I’ve never seen him in anything else so I might be wrong. I’ll probably just wait for the bluray on both.

  12. April 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    I know I’m dropping my money on both in the theaters, but Guardians has me more interested. Not only to see how this piece of the puzzle fits in the whole Marvel cinematic universe. But I am interested to see a kick butt comic space move. Plus I guarantee you, Guardians will be what Green Lantern should of been!

  13. Kirby
    April 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    A trailer that uses “Hooked on a Feeling” has my attention, so Guardians.

  14. April 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    Don’t get me wrong, I will see ASM2 in theatres.
    But Guardians has an interesting premise, and a very interesting cast. Definitely have a greater anticipation for Guardians.

  15. April 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a super-hero movie unlike any we’ve seen and full of actors I’m already pre-disposed to love (Well hello there Alien Pond!). Plus the Amazing Spider-man looks over-stuffed and looks too artificial for my taste. So make mine Marvel (not Sony).

  16. cody
    April 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    I’m more interested in guardians because I loved DnA run and I know what to expect from Spidey where as I don’t for guardians.

  17. Law
    April 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    Tough choice. I haven’t like how Spider-man has been portrayed on screen and I don’t like the current Guardians team. This from someone that loved Spider-man from childhood and has always liked the real Guardians…you know, the team set in the future. I just settled for Spider-man for the heck of it.

  18. b003
    April 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    Groot with Godzilla tendencies.

  19. Rui
    May 1, 2014 at 7:30 am — Reply

    I loved (not liked; LOVED) tASM. I think it’s the second best of all the Spidey movies made to date and stands toe to toe with Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. I like Garfield’s Peter Parker a lot more than Maguire’s Pete. I like Emma Stone a lot more than Kirsten Dunst.

    All that said, I voted for Guardians of the Galaxy. I will go see ASM and I’ll probably enjoy it immensely. But I know to a great degree what I’m going to get with that movie. I don’t know what to expect from GotG.

    Rui aka Ariamus

  20. Oldcomicfan
    May 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    I voted for SpiderMan. Mostly because SpiderMan has been a favorite of mine since the 70s (except for that whole clone saga thing) and I don’t know a thing about the Guardians of the Galaxy and what I have heard about them doesn’t interest me in the slightest. I mean, really, Marvel has the Inhumans, , the Defenders, the Avengers, The New Avengers, The Secret Avengers, The West Coast Avengers, The Fantastic Four, the X-men and various other mutant groups and when sales on those team books start to flag, some reputed “genius” decides the answer is to create some whole OTHER team book of super heroes? But mostly because the GotG didn’t come along until after my days of buying out the comic book shops every month came to an end. I’ll probably go see SpiderMan in the theater, but wait for the G0tG to come out on DVD.

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