I think I just found my new favorite Marvel movie.
Where to begin? Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, a kidnapped “Terran” (which means he’s from Earth) raised by outlaws who gets jailed after trying to steal an artifact that turns out to be more powerful than anyone initially realized. He reluctantly teams up with a powerful assassin, a man looking for revenge, a bounty hunter raccoon, and a talking tree to retrieve the artifact and save the world. These have got to be the weirdest group of heroes in a superhero movie but it works. It works so well. It’s funny, even funnier than your average Marvel movie. It’s got a fantastic soundtrack of hits from the 70’s and 80’s (and frequent appearances from a walkman!). There are subtle connections to the other Avengers movies, as they are all in the same universe. Also, did I mention the talking tree and raccoon?
Ultimately, it’s another fun movie from Marvel that could very well be the best of them all. Can’t wait for the sequel.