Guardians of the Galaxy is the Best Star Wars Movie Ever!

Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie I was waiting for. It is EVERYTHING I expected it to be and more. It is my favorite Marvel movie by far.

It is totally fucking awesome.

That's my quickie movie review. Now go watch it so we will see more good films like it in the cinemas. If you watched Transformers: Age of Extinction, then you owe it to humanity to get off your ass, go to the cinema and pay the money to watch this in IMAX 3D.

You owe it to us.

Look, I won't bother you with a plot summary. This is a movie about a group of criminals with hearts of gold. They team-up to save the galaxy, hence the title of the movie.

It's basically like Firefly vs Star Wars vs Star Trek. It's a perfect blend of action adventure and comedy and drama. It's The LEGO Movie and The Avengers. It is just... excellent.

The cast is perfect, the acting is great, the effects make you want to stand up in your seat and cheer. Oh, and the music is made to give you Last Song Syndrome (LSS) for days.

It's just a really, REALLY good time.


While I wouldn't say that it's the best Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie to date (I still think that Captain America: The Winter Soldier holds that distinction), it is by far the most entertaining on it's own. The Avengers needed the other movies before it to stand, but this one does so with no extra exposition needed, and no real pre-release understanding of the material. A person who has never read one of the comic books about Star-Lord and his team (raises hand) will still go into this and come out smiling from ear to ear.

Be sure to stay until after the first song in the credits. That extra scene is adorable. There's another at the very end of the credits, but it doesn't seem to have much to do with the MCU continuity (unless Disney is planning on taking an even bigger risk than Guardians of the Galaxy in Phase 3 of their film roll out). It's more of an easter egg for Marvelites who hold at least the rank of True Believer and up. You really need to be a geek of a certain level to really get any enjoyment out of it.

So yeah, that's my spoiler-less review.

Now get off that ass and go watch the movie.

1 comment:

  1. Like so many elements of this film, this narrative arc is all too familiar. But it's fun to watch it played out with such B-movie gusto.
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