I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy on the 23rd August and I’m still trying to write up my feelings on it over a week later. It did get me thinking about the superhero film genre in general though. So while I try to piece together how I feel about Guardians so that I can write an actual review, I thought I’d post this for now.
After completely falling for Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, I thought I’d have the same reaction to every Marvel film that followed it. Since Avengers I’ve felt that the Marvel films have only been getting better and better with each new instalment. I was ridiculously excited about Guardians, being the next big Marvel film to be released and felt it was guaranteed to be one of my favourites. But as entertaining as it was (and it was very entertaining, don’t get me wrong), I didn’t have the same level of borderline obsession as I did for The Winter Soldier. I felt entertained, but at the same time I felt like there was something about it that just wasn’t for me. Let me explain.