I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to view Guardians of the Galaxy at an early showing several weeks before its release tonight. I am going to try pretty hard not to have any spoilers for the film, but I am happy to say that if you like the trailers at all, you are going to love the movie.
From the back-to-back action sequences, to a book full of hilarious one-liners, this movie flies through the galaxy with a punch (almost literally)! Yeah, I know, that sounds cheesy, but it seriously keeps you laughing and entertained the whole time. The character development is surprisingly strong for everyone too. I think the biggest surprise for me was how awesome Rocket the Raccoon actually is. I expected some small time humor from his role, but in my opinion, he steals the show. He is heartfelt and angry, and vicious and hilarious. Of course, Groot also exceeded my expectations as well.
Beyond the characters personal stories, you catch some of the larger story arch too. There were quite a few questions I had going into the movie, all of which were answered throughout the film. Such as, who the hell are the characters? Where did they come from? Why are they called “The Guardians of the Galaxy”? There are some other pretty interesting tidbits in the movie that show you an obviously more in-depth storyline that would be spoilers, so I am refraining from discussing them for now.
All-in-all, Guardians of the Galaxy is without a doubt, one of the most fun and entertaining movies I have seen in a long time. I dare say, it may even be better than Captain America 2, and I don’t say that lightly. The only downfall I can see for anyone is if you don’t enjoy the kind of humor the movie uses. I would add, though, that if you liked the Avengers, then you should most definitely love this film. If you hated The Avengers, you may still enjoy this film. It’s that good.