I’m sorry. I’ll probably never be a good source for relevant reviews. My movie reviews are usually of old releases, and this rushed piece on Guardians of the Galaxy is no exception. I lag far, far behind on what should be considered elementary movies to watch for a science-fiction fan, but this weekend I finally got the chance to see what all the fuzz about the Guardians was about.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy set in 2014. You might try to argue that 2014 doesn’t sound very science fiction. But among the movie’s many characters, you’ll find a green woman (Gamora), a walking tree (Groot), and a talking racoon (Rocket). There are also a lot of space ships and laser guns, so it all falls well inside the boundaries of the genre we all love.

Peter Quill, who was abducted from Earth back in 1988, now keeps himself busy as a Ravager. During one of his raids, he steals a mysterious orb. Not surprisingly, the orb contains one of the most powerful forces in the universe, capable of destroying entire planets in a matter of seconds. Naturally, this makes the orb interesting for some of the more shady characters in the galaxy.

When the orb falls into the hands of one of the shadiest of them all, Ronan the Accuser, the Guardians have to set aside their differences to safe the orb, themselves, and the entire galaxy.

No surprises here

Guardians of the Galaxy is an amazingly predictable movie. Even if this is the first science fiction comedy you ever see, you’ll figure out what will happen in minutes before they actually do.

Neither is it particularly funny. Most of the funny stuff, you’ll find in the trailer. For your convenience, I’ve included it below. So instead of spending any money on renting the movie, you can watch the trailer 10 times. It won’t be exactly the same, but you’ll save both time and money. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming in May this year. You won’t find the me queuing in a tent in front of the cinema to get a ticket. I think I’d rather watch The Lobster one more time. At least that’s one unpredictable journey.