Guardians of the Galaxy emphasizes comedy over action 

July 30, 2014 8:02 AM

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Guardians of the Galaxy is an unabashed entertainment that isn't afraid to get a little silly amidst all its end-of-the-universe drama. Parks and Recreation funnyman Chris Pratt is an action hero, Star Trek's Zoe Saldana is green, Vin Diesel voices a tree, and Bradley Cooper provides the mouth for a psychotic raccoon. Conventional it certainly is not. That's part of its charm.

The characters are a deadly, quirky lot who fall backward into saving the universe. And at the center of it all is a super-powerful orb. Peter Quill (Pratt), who calls himself Star-Lord, steals it, Gamora (Saldana) steals it from him, and the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace) can't wait to get it (a colle...

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