Two years ago, I called Marvel’s The Avengers “the greatest comic book movie so far”. While I stood by that statement even after I saw the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I am now stripping The Avengers of that title. After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy twice (and I’m planning on seeing it at least 2 more times), I think head-to-head, Guardians is the best damn comic book movie so far. More on this blasphemous statement later in this post, but first, let’s talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Mild spoilers ahead, a-holes.
I’m pretty sure most of us had no idea what to expect when Marvel Studios announced they were going to make a Guardians movie. Actually, I’m pretty sure most people didn’t care at all. Some people may have been interested because they are fans of the existing Marvel movies, while some, like myself, were quite intrigued because we read Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s reintroduction of the Guardians concept in the modern comics era. And then the first trailer hit and it changed EVERYTHING.