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August 8, 2014 7:52 AM

Who cares what’s going on? ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ highlights rise of post-plot cinema

Like many people this past weekend, I went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” at a nearby multiplex. In many ways, my high expectations were met. Chris Pratt brought the right amount of swashbuckler to his prototypical boyish dolt, the wisecracks and meta references landed with some frequency, and the action set pieces looked cool and seemed like they’d be fun to live through.

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