For many movie goers this year one film stood head and shoulders above the rest, Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun filled roller coaster of an experience with a great deal of charm and more laugh out loud moments then the majority of comedies out there.
Below though is my list of my favourite characters in order starting with....
Although played wonderfully well by Dave Bautista, the literal destroyer felt somewhat underused in this first outing.
When called upon his timing seemed spot on and there is no doubting he brings a physical presence to the team but I really wish he had more screen time to flex his muscles.
Although Zoe Saldana played the beautiful assassin brilliantly I had issues with the choreography of her fight scenes. They felt a little sped up at times, this could be just because it is very hard to portray a enhanced killer. Unfortunately these did bug me but her acting was great and so she steals ahead of Drax by a nose.
Chris Pratt did such a great job in portraying Peter Quill that he is now seemingly influencing the comic portrayal of Star Lord. This is obviously a lot to do with the writers/ Wardrobe designers/directors and many more people but the way Pratt sells the character was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately for him he came up against two of the best digitised characters in movie history and so places third.
Before watching the film I was sure Rocket would be number 1 on the list. The trailer which showed him all guns blazing in the Kyln, along with what I had heard of Bradley Cooper's voice made me fall in love with the wise cracking Raccoon.
In the end though he was beaten by the better man/tree.