The Guardians are here after a long wait and they do not disapoint. Rocket and Groot stole the show and as cheesy as it sound they stole my heart. I know it might not sound great to say the greatest characters were a Tree and a Racoon but they were exceptional. (I am aware Rocket isn't actually a Raccoon).
So who are the Guardians of the Galaxy, well there's:-
Peter Quill A.K.A. Starlord a talented theif taken from earth at a very young age.
Gamora adopted daughter of Thanos who was trained as an assasin and has become the deadliest woman in the galaxy.
Drax the Destroyer who is fuled by the hatred of those who killed his family.
Rocket a..raccoon like creature who is an expert with tech.
Groot, he is..Groot.
This is an extraordinary adventure through the galaxy as the guardians must face of against Ronan the accuser dreaded powerful rebel from within the Kree forces. But they each have there own personal struggles to contend with such as Yondu and his crew of junkers and the Nova Corps, although there is no sign of Richard Ryder or even Sam Alexander Nova but at this point its nice enough for them to have included the race from Xandar.
The real cause of the conflict is an Infinity Gem the 4th I believe to feature in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) the others being the Tesseract (Space) in Captain America: The First Avenger as well as the Avengers, The Mind Gem from Loki's scepter also in the Avengers and the Aether (Power) in Thor: The Dark World. We also get to see more of Thanos, not alot of him but more than what was seen at the end of Avengers.
But although it is a perilous escapade its nice to see they don't take things too seriously much like how things work in the comics there is strong humour throughout which made the film even more enjoyable.. If they had been too serious then it would have come across cheesy and unrealistic so it was nice to see they kept things sort of human. Loads of little fun bits for the comic fans and also possible the greatest end of credit clip ever (my personal favourite anyway) so be sure to stick around afterwards.
Ok so there was one thing niggling at me in the film, I found it hard at times to watch Nebula her performance would seem a little over the top and not quite keeping with the tone. I understand there were very serious moments but it just didn't fit. And I swear it has nothing to do with the fact the actress ruined Dr Who, she's just not there yet.
I have to give this film full marks 10/10 and I would also go as far as to say..Better than Avengers.
But that's just what I think, let me know what you thought in the comments below and as always Thanks for Reading.