Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy: A+

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I’ve always convinced myself I was a fan of Marvel’s cosmic series, but to be honest, I would classify very few as “good”. But now, finally, I am rewarded for my vigilant fandom. Guardians of the Galaxy threw more cosmic comic references than I could’ve dreamed, and topped it with nostalgia for things non-comic-bookers love too, most notably the music. But even the space adventure structure felt warmly familiar. The humor exceeded expectations (which were already high) and the action flowed gorgeously. And for a movie overflowing with characters, each was granted enough time to find a purpose.

Movie – Men in Black III: B

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It obviously couldn’t match the playful wonder of the original, but it easily exceeded the fumbled second film. Time travel is a favorite convention of mine, but not as much when just to change the setting. And the 60’s just isn’t ripe enough for all the juicing it received. The villain’s design was awesome, but he had few memorable moments. It was more of the same, but punctuated by a fairly fun ending.