Guardians of the Galaxy trailer: this is what everyone is so excited about?

Everyone’s been talking about this trailer all week. There was even a 15-second teaser to get us worked up for the main event. Which is still just an ad for a movie. Not the movie itself.

And now that we can actually see the damn thing… I’m not seeing it. What’s supposedly so cool about this story? That one of the characters is a raccoon? And another one is a houseplant? That they’re all assholes? It all looks pretty generic-space-opera to me.

This is directed by James Gunn, who made Slither and Super (“Shut up, crime!”), so maybe it will be smart and funny. But I don’t see much evidence of that here.

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