The real star of this show was whoever put together the awesome mix (volume 1) tape. The soundtrack was used to good effect. Sadly, a lot of the witty dialogue seemed to be merely delivered... as if the actor were reading it in post-production audio, rather than living it. The more seasoned actors in their small roles showed so much more depth than the lead characters, that it made me wince a bit. I don't know when it happened that producers and casting directors put more emphasis on looks than on actual acting ability, but this is rampant these days. I will admit that Chris Pratt had a bit of charm, but he is no James Garner, or even Bruce Willis, Nathan Fillion or Harrison Ford who are known for their ability to deliver wisecracks with gravitas. Take away Zoe Saldanas' pretty face and she has to deliver through her voice.... she failed here. The confrontation between her character and Karen Gillan's was a lost opportunity. There were some good special effects, but overall the action and the story line was a bit of a muddled mess. Characters who weren't sufficiently developed began to blend into one another. Still, it had a rocking good soundtrack and a few great lines of dialogue were delivered well, so I enjoyed myself and would recommend it to others.