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I'll honestly go with Guardians. Every big Marvel fan will probably point at me and laugh, but Guardians was simply more my kind of film. It's the funniest Marvel film to date and easily, EASILY the best looking one. The trailers made it look gorgeous to begin with, but it's even better in 3D and on a monstrous screen. Yeah, it's formulaic and the villains are weak, but eh; it bothered me much less here than it did in the Iron Man films or Thor. It's close, but people tend to forget that The Avengers has some pretty boring moments, especially in the first 30 minutes. Guardians on the other hand is almost consistently entertaining the whole way through. And oh, it didn't need movies with backstory for every character. Yeah, unfair snark, boo-hoo-hoo. The Avengers is still fun as fuck though.
switching to Guardians have seen it 4 times and just keeps getting better most well rounded marvel film to date this is one hell of a winning streak for marvel.
When it comes down to it I have to go with the most enjoyable film, and with that criteria this matchup isn't even close. Guardians was so great at so many things, and didn't take itself too seriously. As much as I would have liked the Avengers to be a good movie, it was just horrible.
Guardians is the clear winner. :)
Guardians is pure fun but it's not in the same league as Avengers.
The Avengers is the clear winner IMO.
I loved Guardians so funny deep and action packed felt almost like a star wars flick but In avengers I knew the characters more and they had back story hope they do a crossover film Right now either way Marvel is crushing DC!
"Guardians" has a talking raccoon and a tree shooting people with rocket launchers. Both the sane and insane parts of my psyche enjoy that.
Avengers all the way. However, Im glad people loves it. Unlike DOFP which is so overrated. But I don't agree with avengers needed 5 movies to provide backstory. One of the things which made avengers great that Joss managed to make the film so all the 5 movies werent needed
I don't like either one as much as most people do but I think I'll go with The Avengers.
Avengers was pretty damn awesome, but Guardians was downright perfection. The humor, character interaction, and action sequences were all fantastic, just slightly trumping those in Avengers. It felt like Avengers for most of it, but the characters were somehow more likable and arguably had better interactions and relationships with each other. Other movie makers, take note: THIS is how you introduce lesser-known characters to movie-goers!
Honestly, Avengers and it's not really close. To make an analogy, Avengers is like a superb four course meal while Guardians is an all candy dessert. Some people love all sweets but I prefer balance. Avengers is just as fun but smarter, more intense and delivers far better action sequences.
I haven't seen The Avengers in over a year and a half, but I think I've gotta give the win to it anyways. Both are a lot of fun though.
Half of the Avengers were boring as all hell! All of the Guardians were so entertaining, clever, funny, and like able. Not to mention, it is also a much better paced film than the Avengers and it is just a stunning film visually! The Avengers is a fine action film, but I honestly find it to be quite forgettable. I will NEVER forget Guardians of the Galaxy!
Avengers was awesome but Guardians was amazing. Nonetheless, both are hands down the best marvel movies to date. And don't get me wrong, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spider-Man 2, and Iron man are great frickin' movies, but you are ignorant or in denial if you think they are better than these two films. You might have enjoyed them more, but they are not better. From a gross, technical, cinematic achievement standpoint, these two prevail. I am Groot.
I adored Avengers and still do, but Guardians topped it for sheer fun, it comes close to a perfect movie for me.
@Gilbert897 Saying that people are ignorant or in denial because of their opinion about two movies seems a bit elitist.
Anyways I'm picking Avengers here, I enjoyed the action more and am simply more invested in the source material.
Guardians is my favorite Marvel movie, so it narrowly beats The Avengers.
@DaveIntheCave Yeah I may have spoke a bit too harsh lol… I actually tried to edit/delete my comment after I posted it, but I couldn't find out how. But since I can't delete it, I'm going to have to back it up! haha.. For example; I enjoyed The Usual Suspects and Reservoir Dogs more than The Godfather. I have them both ranked higher than The Godfather on my flickchart list. But I fully understand how both of those are not better films. And not just because they are ranked lower on every greatest movies list. And not just because every relevant film critic says The Godfather is better. But I can understand by watching The Godfather how much of a cinematic masterpiece it is. And I'm not saying Guardians of the Galaxy or The Avengers are masterpieces haha, I'm just saying that when compared to the other marvel films, they are on another level cinematically.
The Avengers takes it. Seeing Loki tussle with the boys simply hasn't been topped yet. Though 2014 has been the best year for MCU movies - with two masterpieces. These movies just keep getting consistently better!
Guardians for me, it gives me onner of my favortie Marvel film, it beats The Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy was more entertaining. Avengers was Iron Man making jokes and everybody else just trying to kick ass. Everyone in Guardians was entertaining.
Guardians of the Galaxy was simply the more entertaining flick and therefore wins this battle, for me at least.
Avengers was way gooder.
I must be really out of touch with the zeitgeist. Damn.
Both had great set-pieces and fun characters, but Guardians had a lot more jokes, and a much better dramatic resolution for a super-hero movie.
Neither was perfect, but Guardians was actually good.
I would lie to say that I did not mean to comment on this three times.....Just in case I look like a douche!
I love how some people on here said it was definitely Avengers or hands down Guardians but their arrow points to the opposite movie. Might want to re-rank before posting.
Both Fantastic! Avengers was #1 on my Marvel Movie List, but GotG has dethroned it, was tough fight at first, but once I saw Guardians a 2nd time I knew Avengers had to take a small step down.
"I must be really out of touch with the zeitgeist. Damn." Yeah, me too. I mean, I had a good time with Guardians. A real good time. That's to be expected with James Gunn. But, uh, I'm not sure what's going on here.
Loved Guardians, no doubt about that,
Loved Guardians, no doubt about that, I just didn`t happen to love it as much as everyone else. I did love The Avengers every bit as much as one possibly could though and I, personally, fhttp://www.flickchart.com/images/submit-comment.gifind it to be the superior film.
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Avengers sucks a bit more
I think The Avengers does the least of fhe Marvel movies I like. It's just popcorn fun, while stuff like Guardians, IM3 and Cap 2 are better written and directed. They say things about stuff, which is more than I can say for The Avenfers (WHICH I STILL LIKE A LOT CALM DOWN)
The avengers obviously, guardians was good and very funny, but too unprofesional, never could take it seriously neither as an action film a comedy film or a superhero movie
GotG. The team makes more sense together, there's a better balance of abilities and personalities. The Avengers are too segregated. Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk are seriously tough, while Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye are kind of useless comparatively speaking. I know, I know, Cap's supposed to be the leader, but shouldn't Thor, with like a thousand years of experience leading armies and fighting wars against super-human enemies, be just as skilled at tactical command? Also, Black Widow and Hawkeye aren't even Avengers! They kind of just tagged along for the ride; which is sad, because they're also my favorites.
Avengers. It was more action packed. But GOTG was still great and funny.
As a long-time Marvel fan, I am pleased to say that I enjoyed both immensely, but "The Avengers" definitely had better action, characters and chemistry, with a much tighter story and more focused structure. Not much of a comparison.
Guardians all the way. Love the characters -- much more originality to it, even though they both suffer from the battle with thousands of baddies fatigue.
Avengers is the far better film. It's insane to even compare GOTG to Avengers let alone call it better. GOTG is light fluff with limited action sequences whereas Avengers is still the best movie the genre has ever produced.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians has more humor and less cheese, though the grand fight scenes are a little less spectacular.
Guardians...ya know...best marvel movie??
Very close but I'm going with the majority here on Guardians
I'm going with Guardians
In terms of directing and production values, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was better. In terms of writing and acting, 'The Avengers' was better.
Avengers just crushes Guardians. Sorry hipsters.
I love guardians but I love avengers more
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is basically Space Avengers and is REALLY great (my favorite movie of 2014), but "The Avengers" is still even better
Love them both. I think I like Avengers more. Both are top 5 MCU creations.
Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians is more fun. Has a better sense of its characters coming together and bonding.
Avengers just crushes GOTG. Can't even comprehend anyone calling it even closely. Avengers does EVERYTHING better.
Let's be honest; both of these films are overrated! Avengers is average at best. It's very run of the mill and there's too much action and CGI without room to breathe. Guardians is also run of the mill and it overuses action and CG. I will go with The Avengers because there was actual character development (even if I had to watch 5 films to get it) and clear motivations, unlike Guardians where every character only had one trait without being fully explored!
Does Congress need term limits? Well???
Both are excellent superhero films but I have to go with Guardians
Both are the best of MCU but Avengers is my top goal.
on Jul 11
Guardians is the second best mcu movie ever and my 5th favorite ComicBook film of all time. The only movies that surpass it are 1.the dark knight 2.x men days of future past 3. Logan 4. Captain America the winter soldier. Avengers is boring as hell for the majority of the run time and even the final battle starts to get stale because it went on for too long. Guardians on the other hand also gives us amazing visuals coupled with amazing characters that have amazing humor because it works well for that specific character. Unlike avengers which gives us random out of place quips which distracts from the experience. Sure guardian’s story isn’t special and Ronan is a really lame villain but those are overall small setbacks for one of the most fun movies you’ll ever experience .
Avengers is STILL the best CBM ever made. GOTG is fine but honestly not even top 15 MCU efforts for heaven sake.