Director James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was surprisingly one of the more original comic book movie films as Gunn did his all time best to not only have great story telling available, but also have the backing of his fans and of himself on social media. The film was colorful and depicted the relevancy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it ties to the end game of the Mad Titan Thanos.
The film gives the origin of Peter Jason Quill as played by Chris Pratt and shows him being abducted as a child during a crisis situation where his mother dies in the hospital. The beginning of the film nicely ties into exploring the origin of his father and of course the entertaining soundtrack to "Guardians of the Galaxy" that Star-Lord has become so attached to throughout the movie.
Characters Groot and Rocket took the show as audiences involved laughed senseless at their antics and the frustrations on the part of Rocket. Lessons are learned as Drax the Destroyer attempts to jeopardize his friends when attempting vengeance by attempting to kill Ronan the Accuser.
More interesting is that sense audience usually don't notice much in regards to the typical movie soundtrack, "Guardians of the Galaxy" brought attention to the 70s based music adorned to Star-Lord by his mother prior her death and the tracks are played appropriately throughout certain film sequences.
Josh Brolin, who plays the Mad Titan Thanos, is seen in the flesh as he sits on this throne at his sanctuary. He even seemingly strikes the fear of him into Ronan, played by Lee Pace, as he threatens to "pave the star ways in his blood.". Brolin himself is enthusastic about the energy that is brought to the Marvel Studio's franchise and compares it to a lightening that keeps getting struck by lightening over and over again. An engine that keeps gaining momentum.