Daniel’s review published on Letterboxd:
MEGA MCU Re-Watch - 10 of 14:
There's one big reason that Marvel pushes on with success. This film is a shining example of that; when you hear people talk about how they always have something different to offer, this is usually the first film that comes to mind.
Even though similar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, released earlier in the same year, they both tread away from the simple Marvel formula up until to that point - they both still stay true and fit nicely into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Both the films are completely different, they tread away in completely different fashions but the fact that they do it and seeing how effective it is, just shows why Marvel is going to be around for a long time as a heavyweight success.
James Gunn came on board with this film; giving fans one of the most entertaining entries in the MCU. It's not only because it has an exceptional soundtrack, which it does, it's spectacular but it's to do with his approach to our heroes.
He makes us care about these characters so much, he gives each of them their own unique personalities, they each have moments where they get to shine and how they come together and play off each other seems so naturally funny.
I adore this film; it's beautifully crafted from the world design to the character moments. There is so much delicate care put into this one, where you can clearly tell that James Gunn and everyone involved is giving it their absolute all. One of the very best in the MCU.