Four words: I want a Groot!
I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night and it was laugh-out-loud funny! In a departure from what we're used to with Marvel Hero movies, Guardians of the Galaxy follows five outcasts brought together to save the entire universe by retrieving a dangerous orb from super-angry bad guy Ronin. Where's the departure, you ask? Well, there isn't a well-known superhero in sight during the entire movie! This is not an issue, as these characters each hold their own and make you laugh, cry and cheer. And it has a Groot. What in the universe is that, I hear you ask? A Groot is an alien that looks like a tree (think LOTR Ents), only says one thing (think GoT Hodor) who is so bloody adorable you just want to buy one online, import costs be damned!
If you stay until after the full credits roll, you will get the usual Marvel clip. This was the only part that disappointed me for this movie. While what we got was a surprise (I will not give it away), I was kinda expecting Ironman, so I guess that's why I wasn't as excited by who actually makes a cameo.
My suggestion? Go see this movie. You will not be sorry.