I guess I should add that this contains a spoiler.
Wow! Guardians of the Galaxy was flipping bad ass. I was surprised that I enjoyed the movie so much. A few months ago I really was not interested. However, instead of fighting the crowds of an opening movie, my friend and I saw Guardians in 3D.
My friend is not a huge fan of 3D. He saw Guardians in 2D already, so he agreed to the decision. Personally, I am a huge fan of 3D. If there was not an additional charge, I would probably see every movie in 3D. Maybe not.
Either way, this is the movie to see in 3D, and a good demonstration of how the format continues to improve. My friend also seemed to enjoy what he normally deems a distraction.
Chris Pratt does a fantastic job in such a big role. While Groot is probably my favorite supporting character, the entire cast (Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro, John Reilly, Bautista, Michael Rooker...) habitually steals the show. They all steal they show until the credits role, then Howard shows up.
The stars have aligned, and planet earth's real fucking hero is finally back on screen again. I don't give a shit what you think. Howard the Duck is the best 80s film ever made, and Howard is the greatest character of all time. That's right, I said it.
Whoever made the decision and/or came up with the idea to put Howard in this movie deserves a raise. They should also be given a better parking spot, because that person is brilliant and should not have to waste time walking to meetings and future developments.
Admittedly, the whole appearance is likely a gag, but that does not change the sheer joy the swept over me. The movie could have been total shit, and that scene would have been worth my 10 bucks. Meanwhile, if you're a huge Howard fan like me, do not be confused by my excitement. The scene will leave you yearning for more.
Simply, Guardians of the Galaxy was surprisingly awesome and extremely fun. Yes, I will probably even end up buying the BluRay Combo Pack.