The most interesting performances:
- Michael Rooker, playing Yondu, the leader of the bandits
- Chris Pratt, playing the playful lead
- Bautista, playing Drax, the heavily-tattooed brute (amazing make-up)
I also enjoyed Groot, the tree-like humanoid.
My favorite character design is the lead villain, though I wish the mud on the face was explained. I also wish he was a more convincing villain... he needed deeper development than what he gets.
The whole thing is a lot more whacky than I expected, and does not suit its epic name. It has lots of humor, and is very entertaining, but I wish it was less of a passive movie. It also doesn't offer anything new, and the visual effects are merely decent... nothing ground-breaking here.