It’s a fun, self-aware sendup of the sci-fi genre. Casting Chris Pratt, full of swagger, as our Han Solo figure and hero plays off its boyish charm, humour, and physically well. His earnestness along with two green sidekicks, a tree, and raccoon strangely ground the crazy, messy space action around them as they make sure never to take things too seriously. Gunn uses his resources to assemble purely imaginative cinematic experience free of the usual Marvel baggage while aping elements of its shared universe.
♫ Bastille x “No Scrubs” x TLC cover.