What’s it about?
A thief, assassin, prisoner and a pair of bounty hunters form a bunch of misfits and attract the attention of an intergalactic terrorist.
What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t take itself too seriously so neither should you. More comedy than sci-fi, it is little more than a fun romp with cool fight scenes. Despite the lack of true gravitas, the only real criticism I can offer (and it’s a minor quibble) is that the characters all compete for the cool witty one-liners and the lack of a real straight man (or woman, racoon or tree) probably dilutes the overall impression. Still it was highly entertaining and I’m already planning a second viewing.
It’s really a 3.5 star movie that scored extra points for great music and one of the most bizarre and unexpected cameos in the post-credits bonus scene. But it’s just soooo much fun.