Up until about eight months ago the thought of paying for a Guardians of the Galaxy comic did not appeal to me in the slightest…and then I heard Iron Man joined the team, so I started buying up every issue I could find, and found that even after he left the book, the characters were entertaining enough for me to continue subscribing to the title. Luckily, the current roster of the comic are the main characters of this film (minus Angela. I imagine it’ll be a while before we see her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
Guardians of the Galaxy is everything that I hoped the Star Wars Prequels would have been, and what I hope the sequels will be! Especially now that Star Wars belongs to Disney, I see this movie as proof that they can do an outer-space sci-fi movie and not have everyone rolling their eyes.
If you would have told me two years ago that I would have been excited to see a movie based on Guardians of the Galaxy, a comic even I rarely read, I would have called you some pretty mean name, and might have thrown in a few rude words for emphasis. Now, I’m spreading the word that this is a movie you should see. If you don’t like comic books, who cares? As long as you like movies with space ships, explosions, aliens, former WWE wresters, talking trees & raccoons, and just the right amount of humor to balance out heavy moments, this movie is for you!
Will there be a sequel to this? I sure as hell hope so. I’m still reviewing this film in my head, and I’m thinking I might actually like this better than I did the Avengers. As usual be sure to wait until after the credits for that final scene. I may have blurted out something along the lines of “You’ve gotta be @#$%ing kidding me!” Not in a bad way mind you.