I said in my review of Guardians of the Galaxy that one might find it depressing that this is the highest grossing film of the year. Maybe. In an upcoming interview with author Marx Pyle, he said the movie had the feel of a roller coaster, like Star Wars. It takes brevity to pony up tons of cash to make this mind of movie that I didn't take seriously for a second when I saw the preview in April. Then it found its legs, had great word of mouth, which Donald Maass said in his seminal book Writing the Breakout Novel, is the secret grease to the rails in creating a hit.
We also know the drill: the sequel will be out in 2-3 years. I still remember when Back to the Future said "To Be Continued" after the first few weeks of showing. We can also imagine this world getting bigger, which means Guardians inspired and peaked our interest, and that's no small accomplis