It’s no secret that studios recycle material when they can. Just take a look at this video of the ONE dance Disney animators bothered to choreograph.
It makes sense. These studios have to churn out a huge amount of product, and we don’t care, we just want to see AS MANY EXPLOSIONS AS POSSIBLE. And when someone makes one great movie, hell, why not make that same movie again? Well, someone over on Tumblr has put together some compelling evidence suggesting Guardians of the Galaxy is basically just a live action Lego Movie.
Though it’s not like this is news. You know what else this story sounds like? A little movie called Footloose. If the “relic” is “music,” and you replace “cop” with “minister.” And “spaceship” with… I dunno, “metaphor”? See? Same thing.