So, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and- for the first time- see Guardians of the Galaxy.
Yeah, yeah. I know. Practically everyone else in the world has seen it. My family has seen it. Al Pacino has seen it. I'm probably the lone holdout.
And.... I really don't see what the fuss was about.
I mean, it's good. It's fine. It does what it sets out to do, and it does it okay. But I really don't see how this is supposedly a better film than something like Days of Future Past (Which it shares almost the same rating as on Rotten Tomatoes) or Age of Ultron (Who many are saying the film is better than). I really don't see it. Personally speaking, Days and Age are far better films. This is an enjoyable space epic, but the story is pretty thin and the characters either differ wildly from their source material to the point of being brand new characters entirely, if not being paper thin. Heck, the only character I'd say is even remotely close to his source material is Groot, and it's kind of hard to screw up characterization on a character that says only three words.
So, it's OK. It's fine. Better than it had any right to be, but not as good as I think it's made out to be.
The soundtrack's pretty good, though.