How good is James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy? According to star Chris Pratt, the upcoming Marvel movie could easily be the next Citizen Kane.
Although the Parks and Recreation star is probably joking, at least he seems pretty excited about the project. Since the property isn’t one of Marvel’s more popular offerings, the flick could use a little positive word-of-mouth to get casual moviegoers interested in the project.
“It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the ‘Citizen Kane’ of movies other than ‘Citizen Kane,'” the actor recently told IGN.
It’s probably not wise to take Chris Pratt’s statement at face value. While he’s clearly excited about Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s probably a fair amount of exaggeration in his assessment of the flick. However, at least he seems genuinely thrilled with it.
Pratt continued, “It’s been really great. It’s hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. It’s been a real trip. There’s a lot of super talented people working on it. It’s so imaginative and so unreal.”
While Guardians of the Galaxy might seem a little difficult to adapt for audiences, the actor seems convinced that James Gunn is the right man for the job. The filmmaker definitely has a knack for blending comedy with other genres. Super and Slither both strike this tricky balance quite brilliantly.
“I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between. It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing,” Pratt explained.
Joining the Parks and Recreation star for this cinematic outing are Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Vin Diesel, and Gregg Henry. Bradley Cooper is reportedly up for the role of Rocket Raccoon.
Are you a fan of Chris Pratt? Do you think Guardians of the Galaxy has the potential to be the Citizen Kane of the 21st century?