Guardians of the Galaxy review

This’ll be a short one as I should’ve posted this a few weeks ago.

So, Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  It’s rather different to the previous films as its focus is more on comedy than the serious tone the previous films have had.  Overall, the film is the origin story of the titular Guardians, and centres more on a galactic game of Keep-Away between Peter “Star-Lord” Quill and the film’s Big Bad, Ronan.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, as the film spends most of its time in space away from Earth (in fact, everything beyond the prologue at the start is set away from Earth).  The whole film is really enjoyable, and I’m curious as to how they’ll integrate it into the rest of the MCU beyond the appearances of Thanos and the Collector.  So I’m definitely looking forwards to the future MCU films to see how that all happens.

There is a Stinger, and it features, of all things, Howard the Duck.  That was confusing.  And odd.  And…what?  I’m curious if Howard will pop up again in the future, but I’m hoping not.