Guardians of the Galaxy: SPOILER REVIEW + Post-Credit Scenes Discussion
If The Avengers is Seven Samurai with superheroes, then Guardians of the Galaxy is the Dirty Dozen in space (With less characters and more James Gunn). GOTG is a one-night stand between Star Wars and Serenity. Neither of those franchises were able to support this lovechild at the time, so James Gunn adopted and raised this baby on his own. Later, James Gunn met Marvel Studios and they fell in love. Marvel already had a few kids of its own so there were certain expectations to be met from their newest addition to the family. While GOTG is a Marvel endeavor, it is a James Gunn film the same way Iron Man 3 is a Shane Black movie. It has his trademark tonal shifts, humor, and a surprising amount of heart. Again, this is a spoiler review. Prepare yourselves.