With no negative reviews to see, many of the critics swooned over everything Guardians had to offer. Many pegged the fun action, hilarious moments by some of the characters, stunning cinematography, and the all-around good time that the film was as the best parts of the film.
SlashFilm's Germain Lussier tweeted, "Marvel's Guardians is magnificent. Hilarious, touching, action packed, I don't think I could've liked it more. James Gunn killed it. Wow." He added on Saturday morning that he didn't want to hype it up too much, but he woke up still energized from the movie.
Collider's Steve Weintraub tweeted, "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens up the Marvel universe in a great way. Movie is awesome & extremely funny. Congrats James Gunn. You did it."
Weintraub also said that to those who thought a talking raccoon and tree wouldn't work would be mistaken as they contributed to many of the movie's best scenes. He is referring to the characters of Rocket and Groot, voiced by American Hustle's Bradley Cooper and Fast and Furious' Vin Diesel.
#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy press screening: Holy crap, you guys, this is EVERYTHING you could ever want in a Marvel movie.— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrausoMP) July 19, 2014
#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is also hands-down the most beautiful film Marvel has ever done. Seriously eye-popping. Just stunning!— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrausoMP) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is, even with its Marvell-y flaws, jolly good fun, like John Badham doing STAR WARS. Space opera, with a wink.— James Rocchi (@jamesrocchi) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is pretty damn irresistible. Unerring balance of comedy, action and Groot. Had a blast with it.— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) July 19, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy tells one story. It's cool and confident enough not to leave behind a bunch of loose threads.— Jack Giroux (@JackGi) July 19, 2014
Directed by James Gunn from a script by Gunn and Nicole Perlman, the film features Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) teaming up with a group of criminals, including Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista) to rid the universe from Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). The film also stars Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin as the voice of Thanos.
Other comments made said that Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel's best film to date, with one saying that it had the best third act of any of their films so far.
Let's play "Guess the opening weekend/Tomatometer rating," ontd!