Here’s a picture that could wind up as the summer’s best. Director James Gunn (Slither, Super) always makes a fresh, original film and Guardians of the Galaxy is just that perfect combination of blockbuster and weird that will serve as a perfect crossover for Gunn to the mainstream. Although GotG is a Marvel property, it’s relatively unknown compared to Marvel’s other properties and based off of Earth—this should fit nicely for Gunn’s style of off-the-beaten-path characters. Maybe there aren’t any Avengers in this outfit, but they do just fine by themselves. Look for more connections to Thor: The Dark World as GotG is teased in its credits and is the only other Marvel movie that has less than most of the plot on Earth. Think Star Wars meets Serenity.