Is Marvel's win streak in danger with 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?
Upon closer inspection, "Guardians of the Galaxy" lacks a number of other key ingredients Marvel's recent films had going for them. A glaring omission is star power. "Thor," "Captain America" and "Iron Man" had a number of well-known, critically acclaimed faces adorning their one-sheets; Gwenyth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman -- the list goes on. On the flip side, "Guardians'" cast isn't exactly overflowing with proven box-office draws; featuring pro wrestler Dave Batista to TV's "Parks & Recreation's" funny man Chris Pratt, many will be scouring IMDb in order to find a familiar face in this group. The film's biggest star is arguably Zoe Saldana, whose most notable work was as Neytiri in 2009's "Avatar," where she played a CGI-enhanced blue alien -- which makes her perfect for the role of a makeup-enhanced green alien.
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