Honestly, I had never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book franchise before Marvel Studios turned it into a movie that has earned more than half a billion dollars.
I'm a DC man, but I'll admit the obvious truth: Marvel knows how to make movies that bring in money--lots of money. The X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Avengers movies have been hugely successful.
Chris Pratt, one of the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy, hosted this weekend's new episode of Saturday Night Live. In one video sequence, SNL arrives at a reasonable conclusion: Marvel cannot fail. Every movie that Marvel can make, no matter how weirdly conceived, will draw in audiences and their money.