Now that the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy has been released, I have to say I'm a little more optimistic about this film. Let me start by saying that while I am a comic book fan and have been since a young age, until last summer I had no idea that these characters even existed. Now that the trailer has been released though, my curiosity has made me look into them more after their brief introductions from what was shown and they seem like they have the potential for a great movie/ story.
Now one thing that I think has to be said about this film going in from the trailer is that this is the biggest gamble that Marvel has taken yet on a franchise. I would even go as far as to say this is the biggest gamble on comic book films are concerned since the early 90's when "The Phantom" and "The Shadow" films were released. I am hoping that the Marvel machine can make these characters more mainstream and get the interest of the general public the way the Iron Man and Thor movies have done for those characters.
As for the trailer itself, I think it showed us just enough of the world of the film and had a great blend of action and humor. The way that they made fun of the obscurity of the characters was also hilarious, and they did a good job of giving us a little introduction to the characters and their backgrounds even with how brief it was. I know personally it made me go to the Marvel Wiki's and look into these characters more.
In conclusion this is the best possible trailer that this film could have had. It had just enough material to get your interest, but not enough to reveal anything about the plot. I for one can say that I am definitely looking forward to this film now and can't wait to see future trailers and how they compare to this one and add to it. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get Blue Swede's "Hooked on a feeling" out of my head.