Isn’t it incredible how a group that nobody knew about like the Guardians of the Galaxy, can be made into such a visual masterpiece. The greatness that director James Gunn gives to this already well-established universe is incredible. The movie has a great structure and plot that centers around these very amusing characters that you can’t help but love, and that says a lot given the fact that the greatest characters in this movie is a living tree and a talking raccoon. This movie is also great in itself and doesn’t really serve the greater good of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it doesn’t have to. This is a great movie, with or without the MCU.