Someone finally got the memo that superhero movies are supposed to be fun – yay! It took a director like James Gunn to say “hey, lighten up” to this increasingly-stale genre, and he did so with a throwaway property that people were questioning a year ago. With a sly sense of humor, excellent set pieces, and a cast with more charisma than two sets of Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy is the best movie to be born from the Marvel universe. As comic book properties get heavier and more self-referential, it’s awesome that Guardians came along and reminded everyone that we can still have fun at the movies.