Recently I’ve been pretty jaded with the sci-fi fare offered by Hollywood. Most of the movies and TV shows I’ve seen have been dark and depressing or boring or near-future-we-don’t-have-a-real-budget stuff. I don’t care for any of that. I want spaceships! I want cool sci-fi weapons! I want epic space battles! I want fun and adventure! The two rebooted Star Trek movies provided that to a degree. But nothing like what Guardians of the Galaxy provided.
I never read the comic. I didn’t know a thing about Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) before I saw the movie. So I don’t know how closely it adheres to canon. Frankly I don’t care. I’m not one of those who thinks a movie has to be just like the book or comic to be worthwhile. One thing I do know – I enjoyed the movie. It had a lot of humour, great characters, and great action. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. Stew all those things together, and out comes a great tasting movie.
My only real gripe was that the movie included some bits of humour that were crude enough to prevent me from sharing this movie with my son right now. (I don’t think the payoff from those jokes was big enough to warrant their inclusion, but that’s just my opinion.) In a couple years when my son is older, I’ll be enjoying the movie again, but with him beside me.