I’m not one to post random bits of pop-culture flotsam and jetsam on the blog, but this…this…this is too much fun to resist. This is the trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, coming out this summer.
I only have passing familiarity with the Guardians, and never delved into the comic books themselves. So what do we have here? An ambulatory plant, a gun-toting raccoon, a huge bunch of spaceships and explosions, and a cast that includes Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou and John C. Reilly.
This looks like epic space opera with a wonderfully comedic tone. I daresay Marvel will be getting a few bucks from me this summer. Watch for yourself (and enjoy the music, too):
The good folks at io9 have a primer on what you just saw here, which may help make sense of this glorious mess.