Yep, I had my doubts, but I went to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY today, and I enjoyed it. It’s a great popcorn movie: plenty of action, with just the right light touch of comedy, The characters are realistic (not always easy with comic book-inspired movies) and the costumes and special creature effects are well done (by the end of the movie, I frickin’ loved Groot). I almost hate to admit it, but I liked it better than any of the Captain America, X-Men or Thor movies.
Maybe that’s not saying much in this bleak summer of lousy movies, but I found GOTG to be a lot of fun. And the raccoon just about steals the show.