Leading up to Comic-Con there was plenty of promotion for this movie but for those of us that may have not read any of the Guardian of the Galaxy comics before now this movie could look a little silly. Bradley Cooper as a racoon? Vin Diesal as a Tree Monster? And, unless you watch the TV show Parks and Recreation, you may not even recognize the lead actor in this new summer Blockbuster.
Regardless of these concerns our crew set out this afternoon to go see the movie on opening day. Our oldest son took our youngest. There were some concerns for both of them as they are both Guardian fans going into the movie. But along with being a Guarding fan our oldest is also a screaming child magnet. So, going to a summer family movie during the matinee showing was kind of a risk. They like to go to a movie to watch the movie which can be tough on opening day with a theater filled with screaming kids.
But I didn't go to the movie today so I asked Matt to write down his impression of the movie. Without further ado:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Review by Matt Heston
Guardians of the Galaxy is good. It's so good, that it kept a theater full of kids, teenagers, and adults with cell phones engaged enough to all stay quiet when they were supposed to. I've come to expect a certain lack of theater etiquette for summer movies (doubly so on their opening weekends), so this was something of a small cinematic miracle to me.