“When I look around, you know what I see? Losers. I mean, like, folks who have lost stuff. And we have, man, we have, all of us. Homes and our families. Normal lives. And you think life takes more than it gives. But not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.” –Peter Quill
From its first trailer, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY promised to be a Marvel Cinematic Universe film unlike any of the nine other films in the franchise. And it delivers. With only threadbare ties to the MCU as a whole, the film works as a standalone piece and keeps a zany, goofy tone throughout. Sure, each MCU movie has its share of one-liners and sight gags but GATG is the first full out comedy.