"Sometimes, the thing you've been looking for your whole life is right there beside you all along." (Quill) Might I just start with saying, this movie was absolutely phenomenal! The effects (for both the fight scenes and the many aliens featured in the movie) were fantastically done; there were many times where I found myself staring at Rocket, enthralled by how realistic and fluid the movie's animators made him. The effects weren't the only thing that made this movie stand out: the characterization in this movie was heart moving. To see Quill grow with who he meets, Yondu and Rocket bond, and Quill and Gamora working on their relationship was entertaining and heart moving. By the last twenty minutes, I was just crying over the characters and the story. Moving onto the plot, it had many twists I wouldn't have expected, and caused me to sit at the edge of my seat the entire time. I would say that the only downside of the movie would be the fact that the humor seemed to have been lowered in exchange for the character development (which I personally don't mind at all!) All in all, this a great movie to go watch with friends (like I did), but I would not recommend this to younger audiences (or at least those that haven't been informed of the multiple curse words and more inappropriate subjects).