After seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer a while back, I thought the movie would suck. The movie just looked stupid. I had not intention of going to see it, until my son pointed out the high Rotten Tomatoes review scores. I still hesitated, figuring the only people who had seen it and were reviewing it well were a select group of Comicon attendees or something similar.
But my son talked me into it and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Sure, its still a comic book movie so its not winning any Oscars and there are a few plot holes (if everyone is looking for the movie's MacGuffin so hard, why was it so easy for the protagonist to find?). And plenty of it is derivative (Rocket and Groot are Han and Chewy repackaged). Some of the characters seemed to be tossed in out of nowhere (e.g. the Collector), but I never read the comic book and presume, since this is clearly the first in a series, that they are setting up future regular characters. But the visuals were good and the dialog had some wit and charm to it. I loved how they worked the 70's music sound track into the story. I had wondered if Chris Pratt could carry off the leading man role but I thought he did OK. A very solid summer movie.
Postscript: My four word review: Zoe's Green This Time.