"The trouble with what George Lucas has done to the movies is that so many writers and directors and companies have learned the wrong lessons. They’re building myths and monuments and worlds. But they’re not having any fun. Guardians is the first movie since Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs to understand that the Star Wars movies were also comedies. Gunn is a lot more playful than Lucas, and he’s not a priceless cynic like Brooks. This is the sort of movie that men like Zack Snyder want to make but lack the gravity-free touch to put together. Gunn appears to remember the high of certain kinds of moviegoing, where when the credits are over, all you want to do is get back in line and enjoy the whole thing again. He’s made that kind of adventure, one of the few that inspire you to do as its studio commands: Marvel."