Like most of us in that weird spot between Gen-X and Millennials, I was a massive Star Wars fan as a kid, and even going into my adulthood. Special Editions and prequels, however, soiled my impressions of the once holy trilogy. Many times I've expected something to scratch that Star Wars itch lingering from my childhood, but have been regularly disappointed.
Films have come and gone, being enjoyable and even rewatchable, but without the cultural impact due to either mismanagement by the studios, failures to deliver on promises, or just something not clicking. Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems, is something a little different, and with Disney's marketing powerhouse behind it, could finally create the zeitgeist I have been seeking. Here's why: