So I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy last night.
Not bad, I'm not unhappy to have seen it in the theater, but it looks like I'm one of the few not jumping for joy over it.
What issues did I have?
Well for one thing, the fights bugged me, to much jump-cutting...AGAIN! While Groot stole every scene he was in, all to often problems were solved by a Groot Ex Machina. Gamora was poorly written (what was her motivation again?), and I think poorly cast. This could have been partially an issue with her fight choreographer, but Zoe Saldana just didn't carry the "badass super-assassin" thing off as well as Scarlet Johansson does.
And the Collector was just poorly done. While I'm not saying they should have changed him as much as they did Galactus in the FF movies, he is the same race and equal in power to Galactus, as in quite literally an eldrich abomination, so making him look like Liberace's evil cousin was kind of dumb.