What? This sounds like you’re championing one-dimensional characters? I don’t understand.

There’s a time and a place for one-dimensional characters. Not every film has to take itself seriously enough for Oscar consideration, because not every film is best under that pretense. In the case of Guardians, a character that isn’t fleshed out very well is important to keep the movie from being too clunky. Ronin’s simplicity kept the juices flowing in the first movie and kept it from being Marvel’s Jupiter Ascending, which took itself way too seriously and suffered that pacing problem, as well. An action comedy set in space should be more entertaining than Oscar-worthy, and the first movie was self-aware enough to realize that. Not that I’m saying the second one isn’t, because I haven’t seen it yet, but there is merit to what he’s saying here.