I will avoid the temptation to create a clever review that revolves around food as it would seem too cliche in an instant. This is a delightful movie with a great story and several worthwhile messages (what's the point of making a movie anyway without a good message). I actually thought I would be bored but it kept my attention the entire way through. There is not an alien, spaceship or transformer in sight and that is to be commended. If there were any special effects, they revolved around the food that you could almost smell. Oddly though, from a technical standpoint, there are a few scenes where the images are quite grainy and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why? Did they just zoom in too far and pick up the graininess? But its not a real bother. Go see it. It is worth watching.
I am a guy who is sick of mindless sci-fi movies that are nothing but impossible action, retold stories and strange beings who are just a rehashing of the Cantina scene in Star Wars. I want a story. I want to care about the characters. I want something worth spending $10 and 2 hours of my life to watch.
Guardians of the Galaxy is worth it. It is clever, amusing, and a blast to watch. There is not as much swearing as I thought it was going to be (I hate swearing in movies) and not as funny as I thought it was made up to be (even though there are some very funny scenes). My previous favorite for the year was Winter Soldier, but I think this one has surpassed it. Go see it.
I got dragged to this by my 11 year old son, but it was better than I expected. Some funny parts, great CG on the Turtles themselves, but very, very frenetic action that is so far beyond reality its a bit hard to take in. At least I got to learn the beginnings of it as I am too old to have liked them when I was young as I am beyond that time.
My only regret for this movie is the "travel back in time to fix things in the future" plot as that has been done too many times before. Otherwise, a fantastic romp of epic proportions. It was also fun to re-live some of the 70's era events, even if they aren't portrayed with 100% accuracy. 3D was good too.