The thing is, I can't really tell you much about the film. I've never read a single Guardians comic book that the film is based upon. I'm mainly interested because the film has a lead character that is a raccoon with anger issues. I really want to see how that translates to a live action film. Watch the trailer below. Let the playlist play through and you'll see all the individual character trailers too.
As you can see the film clearly isn't taking its self too seriously but it looks like director, James Gunn, has made every effort to make a trailer full of very strange looking characters believable and with a certain cool factor. Even Groot (the talking tree), who sounds the least likely of characters to be interesting looks formidable.
For me though, it's all about Rocket Raccoon. In an era where Warner Bros. and DC has struggled to get a mainstream Wonder Woman movie into theaters, Marvel has managed to put up a film where a talking raccoon is succeeding as a major draw card. So many people seem like they're looking forward to seeing Rocket on the big screen and it's their number one reason to see the film.
Personally I want this film to succeed because it opens the way for a much bigger Marvel Universe. Presently only the Thor films (and to a lessor extent the Avengers films) are really expanding into the cosmos.
If Guardians did well it's sequels could really be some of the most amazing and fun adventures you're ever likely to see in a cinema.
Be sure to check it out in August 2014.