So, I did finally get out to see Guardians of the Galaxy. And I enjoyed it lots, good, old-fashioned, goofy/awesome space opera stuff that it is. It did maybe leave me feeling a little off-balance at the beginning, because, boy, does it just drop you into its universe without giving you much of a chance to get acclimated. Although I suppose that might be less true for people who, unlike me, are already familiar with the comics. And it's better than bogging everything down in tons of tedious exposition, anyway, so I'm not really complaining.
But, yeah, mostly it was great fun, with enough going on that I'm sure I could easily watch it again without being bored. Whether I will or not, I don't know -- so many DVDs, so little time! -- but I'm already looking forward to the sequel. Also (among many other things) it kept giving me Farscape flashbacks, which is never a bad thing. Seriously, Peter Quill and John Crichton? Tell me those guys aren't long-lost cousins!