We've all heard the endless stream of chatter about whether or not this will be a hit or miss for Marvel. Let me save you time and bring you right to the end of that theoretical debate by telling you the cold hard truth. This will not be a miss. It may not be of Avengers-level quality, but it will be something unique and fun, while simultaneously opening the door to a new side of the superhero universe for all these guys. More importantly, we will all be there dying with curiosity. If you saw the teaser trailer, and the video above certainly highlights it, then you know this is not some random shot in the dark. The style and tone looks cool, the effects look up to snuff, and the cast seems to fit the part. James Gunn (Slither) is a unique director with a flair for the offbeat, but who also has the skills to handle creative shots and special effects. Allow me to illustrate in the formula below:
(Marvel + Solid Budget + Ensemble Cast)
(Huge Cast Salaries)
Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1, 2014.