Guardians of the Galaxy follows the story of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who refers to himself as the outlaw Star Lord. After retrieving a mysterious orb, he finds himself stuck with the assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the rodent bounty hunter Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), his wooden partner Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and the blood thirsty warrior Drax (Dave Bautista). Together, this group of outcast have to protect the orb before it falls in the hands of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).
While the plot to Guardians may not be as complex as other in its genre, the story had plenty of elements working in its favor. First was the pacing. Like a good adventure, the story of Guardians moves at a fast pace. However, though the plot can be quick, it was still engaging throughout the entire runtime . The story still took its time to explain each plot point which gave this sci-fi film plenty of substance. The film indeed had a thrilling tale; but at its heart, the plot's true focus is the Guardians themselves. This film was all about this team's creation and it certainly feels that way. The movie took the standard concept of a origin story and makes it refreshing.
Then there was the rest of the cast. Admittedly, the remainders of this ensemble were not as strong as the Guardians. However, that is not to say the supporting cast was bad. Lee Pace played a pretty intimidating villain as Ronan the Accuser; while others such as Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, John C.Reilly and Benecio Del Toromade made for interesting supporting characters. This part of the cast may not have the most developed group, but they still worked for the film and each of them felt like out of this world character.
Guardians of the Galaxy is simply one of a kind. The film goes to no expense at having a solid story , great cast and just exciting moments. This sci-fi film brings something different to the superhero genre as it takes Marvel to the unknown reaches of space and shines brightly as one of the year's best movies.