Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – Official Trailer

As much as I've been bitching about the number of superhero movies out there, especially from the "Marvel Cinematic Universe," I have to say there are always exceptions to the rule. Take for instance "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which plays like a solid 1970s political thriller and even has in its cast, king of the 70s paranoid political thriller, Robert Redford. Ya think that was coincidence casting? I think not. Then there's Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" which is far from being your average, by-the-numbers comic book movie. In fact Black's sardonically witty black comedy is destined to be some kind of future twisted, Christmas classic. Finally we have "Guardians of the Galaxy": A silly, but fun pop culture ditty that plays by its own rules, has a killer soundtrack and doesn't really adhere to any comic book movie conventions, safe for its anticlimactic ending, and features the kind of well-written and portrayed outcasts that invaded Lucas' original "Star Wars" back in 1977. In fact, this is the closest we'll get to a "Star Wars" in the meta era. I'm looking forward to this latest escapist adventure.