I’m going to make this review quick, and with one (marked & minor) exception, spoiler-free:
I saw Star Wars when I was 7 or 8, when it was re-released in theaters. I no longer remember at all my first viewing, or what it was like. 2/3rds of the way through Guardians of the Galaxy, I realized, “This is what watching Star Wars for the first time must have been like.” Amazing visuals, fantastic characters, a huge sense of fun in a big sci-fi/fantasy package. While I felt some of the character-bonding wasn’t quite earned, that’s a minor flaw, and easily forgiven.
MINOR SPOILER SECTION!!!
I wonder how much Vin Diesel got paid to say five words. Good gig, that. 😀