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...

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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.

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