Great characters you immediately care about, interacting with one another in fun ways,
coupled with well-directed action with a copious amount of heart thrown in — that’s why Guardians is so good. From the late title card reveal to the final dance-off, the movie strongly establishes its tone and doesn’t deviate for over two hours.
The fact that people actually watched this movie and came to care about a talking raccoon and a walking tree is a testament to the skills of Marvel, director James Gunn, the writers and actors.
Best moment: To dilute the overwhelming power and pain caused by an infinity stone, the team hold hands in a touching act of self sacrifice.