Director: James Gunn. Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro. 121 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Adventure/Sci-fi.
If you're not a sci-fi fan (i.e., you have imagination shortcomings), stay away. But if you are an avid sci-fi/fantasy follower ... this movie is heaven on Earth. Or outer space. Because in a very short time, it is able to introduce the wackiest, most colorful characters since Star Wars, and then construct a "plausible" story, in a background of some of the most beautiful 70s pop songs. And it works. Look, there's a yammering raccoon in the movie. And I'm saying it works. Can't wait for the Avengers/Guardians match-up.
Trivia: Wikipedia says Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" was featured in the films Boogie Nights (1997), Invincible (2006), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Lovelace (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). They fail to mention it was in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects (2005) also.