GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is way better than THE AVENGERS. Deal with it.
This was a breath of fresh air that Marvel needed. Scrapping the usual heroes that we're all familiar, this time Marvel takes a huge risk dedicating an entire film to a cast of complete nobodies:
A "Star Wars regect," a "green chick," "Kratos," a "verbally-challenged tree," and a "talking raccoon...?"
I was worried that the concept was so bizarre and far-out unlike anything before it that it was doomed to fail scaring mainstream audiences away.
WOW, was I wrong.
Not only did this film do incredibly well in the box office, it was actually GOOD. It blew my expectations and won me over.
I'm shocked that this film became this successful, it could've easily failed, and I'm so happy that it didn't.
Imagine INDIANA JONES with the goofy space adventures of STAR WARS, STAR TREK, COWBOY BEBOP, and FIREFLY with the witty humor and teamwork of GHOSTBUSTERS played with the irresistibly catchy BOOGIE NIGHTS music. And you got GUARDIANS.
In my opinion, this was best Marvel movie since the first Iron Man.
Starring a rag-tag team of unlikely heroes, the film managed to create a fun action movie stuffed with visual eye-candy, a fantastic '60s/'70s soundtrack, and a funny script-- I mean VERY funny; hitting everything at the right mark and was very quotable, and surprisingly had heart.
And what I loved about this movie is that it didn't take itself seriously. And that was a smart choice.
I can understand people weirded out by its style and premise (believe me, I know it's really weird) but it's trying to do something 100% different for once, and I support that. Give it a chance and see what you think of it.
But a huge gripe from me was the very lame main baddie. He was so painfully generic, not only was he a villain that has been done to death, he was such a huge bore... He only makes up for his faults because of a scene he was in with Chris Pratt (which I will not spoil.)
It's by no means a perfect movie, parts could've been fixed and some characters needed to be fleshed out more, but GUARDIANS delivers exactly what makes an entertaining, fun summer blockbuster while still being emotional and memorable.
An AVENGERS/GUARDIANS crossover is inevitable, and I can't wait to see these lovable losers again some day.
I give GUARDIANS an A-.
The Avengers can keep the Hulk, we got a talking raccoon.