I don't know about the director, but I *loved* the version of the team that showed up during the Thanos Imperative. Specifically Star-Lord, who is essentially nothing more than a normal human who is facing cosmic level threats with nothing more than a cool looking helmet.
I was also a big fan of the version on Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Animation really is the perfect medium for someone like Kane, isn't it? Yeah, this looks like perfectly dumb fun. I can really dig this. How often can you say, "And then John Cena hit the Five-Knuckle Shuffle on a bear?"