The people who wrote 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' must be so rich.
Seriously, how many movies is that song in? It's EVERYWHERE.
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a scavenger from Earth who calls himself "Starlord." he steals a mysterious orb to sell to someone, but soon finds out it's far more important than he thought. Ronan (Lee Pace) is after him for it, and he must band together with a group of misfits who all have their reasons for fighting against Ronan as well. There's Gamora (Zoe Saldana) a daughter of Thanos, who Ronan was working for. She wants them all dead. Rocket and Groot (Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel) are bounty hunters who are in it for the money, and Drax (Dave Bautista) had his family murdered by Ronan and wants revenge.
I never did get into the Guardian comics like I did some of the others in the Marvelverse, so I knew the least about them, and went in pretty blind. This is definitely the funniest film Marvel has put out. I had a feeling it would be, but I didn't think it would be so consistent about it. Another thing that pleasantly surprised me was Dave Bautista. I know him as Batista, from WWE. He was a big time wrestler, but he's also one that I think has zero charisma. My eyes rolled when I heard he was in this, but I actually think I enjoyed him the most. It's nice to be proven wrong like that.
Visually, this film is absolutely stunning. It might as well just take the Visual Effects Oscar now. I was so impressed. The soundtrack was wonderful and the film is open ended enough so that there is plenty of story to tell afterwards. Plus John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, and Benicio del Toro are in there for a few, and you really can't go wrong with that.
But you can go wrong with the after the credits scene, which is absolutely pointless and not worth sitting through. Seriously, unless you're a massive Howard the Duck fan, it's fucking stupid.
Memorable Quote: "I wasn't listening. I was thinking of something else." - Drax (Dave Bautista)