I know that my opinion isn’t shared by some of the people who will be reading this. That’s ok, though. It’s just my opinion. You can have your own. But remember, mine’s better! 😉
I didn’t grow up with comic books. I had a couple that I acquired from yard sales but I was never serious about them. So when movie studios started focusing more on super hero titles, some of them have been hit or miss for me. (Check out my blog posts on Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 if you’re bored) Guardians of the Galaxy is a miss for me.
I didn’t dislike the movie. There is some really funny dialogue in there. But aside from that… I found Guardians of the Galaxy to be quite lacking. I think the best way to describe it is that it didn’t feel like a Marvel movie to me. It felt like another movie franchise entirely, much like when you watch an animated movie that is good, but just not the same caliber as Disney or Pixar. I suspect that part of this comes from the fact that I knew absolutely nothing about these characters going in. I don’t think that I’m alone, though. This isn’t Iron Man.
I have no doubt that this movie will spawn sequels for the next few years. It’s making gobs of money at the box office, and I seem to be one of the few people who wasn’t completely blown away. So I’ll watch the next installment when it comes out… online.
If I had to rate it out of 10, I’d give Guardians of the Galaxy a 6.5.