The Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures

What’s the best movie trailer you’ve seen so far this year? More specifically, of all the summer movies coming out in 2014, which of them has had the best trailer? Other than the first full length trailer for Luc Besson’s mind-bending actioner Lucy, I can’t think of any trailer more striking than whatever latest preview Marvel has released for Guardians of the Galaxy. And we all thought this one would be Marvel’s toughest sell to date, as it explores areas of the cosmos yet unexplored in the path in and out of The Avengers. How it all plays out with general audiences remains to be seen, but one thing remains abundantly true as this latest extended trailer hits the Internet: this movie is like nerd Fruity Pebbles. Colorful, delicious, sugar-filled, a little strange and when it’s over we’re going to need a nap.

The new extended look comes on the heels of last night’s presentation of 17-minutes of footage at theaters around the country. Audiences packed in, collected free posters and got a peek at what Marvel’s next has to offer. The folks at Giant Freakin Robot have a wonderful recap of the presentation, if you’re interested and missed it. The rest of us get this 2.5 minute trailer that features some new looks at Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser, a quick shot of Michael Rooker and a lot more talk from Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and his buddy Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). That and some rebel yells from The Runaways’ classic anthem “Cherry Bomb.”

Hello mom, indeed…

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters nationwide on August 1, 2014.

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