The tweets were alive with the sound of Guardians of the Galaxy last night, shortly after the very first critics screening let loose into the Burbank hills. Disney and Marvel showed the film at the iconic Walt Disney Studios, where, if we're to believe the hype, it did not disappoint.
We've collected some of the best twitter reactions, which call the movie a Marvel masterpiece. Most praise director James Gunn , while no character is singled out (except for maybe Groot). Some even think it's as good or better than Marvel's The Avengers. Is it all hype? We'll know soon enough when the movie opens wide next month. But first, we kick things off with a couple of tweets from our own Brian Gallagher...
I really liked GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. The characters work so well together. Gunn nails space opera.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) July 19, 2014
Groot is the new star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is another big win for Marvel! Every single character steals every scene.— Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens up the Marvel universe in a great way. Movie is awesome & extremely funny. Congrats @JamesGunn. You did it.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 19, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel movie to have a great third act. It's full of personality, laughs, and dick jokes.— Jack Giroux (@JackGi) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is, even with its Marvell-y flaws, jolly good fun, like John Badham doing STAR WARS. Space opera, with a wink.— James Rocchi (@jamesrocchi) July 19, 2014
Random GUARDIANS thought: In many (good) ways, it's about as indebted to FIREFLY/SERENITY as it is to the look/feel of other Marvel Movies.— James Rocchi (@jamesrocchi) July 19, 2014
Just finished watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Watch out Avengers, there's a new posse in town! http://t.co/ecCHQnPJ02— ComicBookMovie.com (@ComicBook_Movie) July 19, 2014
Look I really don't want to be a hype man or build it up too much, but I woke up this morning still high off @Guardians of the Galaxy.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is pretty damn irresistible. Unerring balance of comedy, action and Groot. Had a blast with it.— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) July 19, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is everything I hoped it would be and more. Fun, funny, epic scale, just fantastic. Well done @JamesGunn— John Campea (@johncampea) July 19, 2014
...It's better than Thor 2 and Iron Man 2?— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) July 19, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy is incredible. INCREDIBLE. OH GOD.— Catrina Dennis (@ohcatrina) July 19, 2014
Who's ready to preorder their tickets now?
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy's fate in the balance.