Remember going to the movies and being wowed by big vistas? Laughing at corny jokes delivered with perfect timing? Falling for a band of misfits who are stuck together and manage to save the world?
You don’t have to anymore.
The hype around Guardians of the Galaxy has been ridiculous. You’d think it was the cure for cancer. It’s not. What it is the cure for is a long, drawn out era of “too serious to be fun” blockbusters.
If the “Marvel” tone is the action-comedy, as evidenced by the Iron Man series and large chunks of The Avengers then GotG is the ultimate Marvel movie. A true child of the 80s.
The wheel doesn’t get reinvented here, it just spins really, really well.