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I guess I just like liking things



My wife and I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night. I knew before going in that I would most likely enjoy it, and, hey, I did! A bunch! I knew almost nothing about the movie going into it, other than the official synopsis that had been floating around and the trailers.  (Turns out these trailers didn’t lie, so good on ’em.)

I’m not going to spoil the movie for you, but let me just say a few things:

  • It was a lot of fun. I like both Fun Marvel and Serious(ish) Marvel myself, so either one is fine, but there a plenty of people saying things like “Serious Marvel is bleah” which I don’t get, but whatever.
  • Groot was my favorite character by far. His expressions were pretty much perfect, and there was one particular glee-filled one that just made me happy to see.
  • Rocket was great, too. In fact, Groot & Rocket’s friendship was my favorite thing about the movie. It very much had a “Han & Chewbacca” vibe to me, though more chaotic.
  • Every member of the team was important and they all had their own deal going on. Nobody was reduced to “just a love interest” or anything, and it was refreshing.
  • They could have had more Nebula and I would have been okay with that.
  • Very definite sequel potential, and good potential (and, of course, the sequel has already been announced)
  • I couldn’t say exactly why I enjoyed the after-credits scene, but I did. Makes me wonder what (if any) future plans there are for [REDACTED]

All in all, a lot of fun. And my wife enjoyed it, too, which was surprising because it’s very much a comic book-y comic book movie, getting into aliens and Infinity Gauntlets and the like.

Good times.


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