Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

(2014)

Go down swinging.

Marvel's deep space superhero team get a film adaptation. Space adventurer, and self-proclaimed "legendary outlaw", Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain. Pursued not only by bounty hunters but a green-skinned assassin as well as the space pirates he double-crossed to pull off the heist, Quill has to assemble a diverse alien team from among his pursuers in order to first survive, and then to prevent destruction on a planetary scale.... More

The resulting team of misfits is made up of Gamora (Zoe Saldana, Avatar), the powerful Drax (wrestler Dave Bautista); Rocket - a talking raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper); and Groot - a tree-creature (voiced by Vin Diesel) who also talks, but with a much more limited vocabulary. From the director of Slither and Super. Also features Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, and Djimon Hounson.Hide

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Marvel’s latest gamble shows the studio is riding a wave of self-confidence across mountains of cash in the wake of successfully defying Hollywood common sense by hiring directors like cult favourite Shane Black (Iron Man 3) and a couple of guys best known for TV's Arrested Development and Community (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) to look after some of their most lucrative properties. They’ve upped the stakes here by pairing James Gunn, director of Slither and Super – neither of which troubled box office bean counters – with some of Marvel’s craziest characters in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy, and the result is an exciting thrill-ride that strikes a brilliant balance between jaw-dropping space scenes, anarchic wit and bountiful belly laughs.... More

Coming across as perhaps the least shackled by the requirements of a typical origin story of any Marvel film to date, Guardians of the Galaxy quickly dispenses with its dramatic back story right up front, before picking up years later with Peter Quill (the wisecracking Chris Pratt) embarking on a futuristic Indiana Jones-like heist prologue that sets the visually spectacular, quip-heavy tone.

From here, Gunn’s universe-building proves assured, quickly rolling out all manner of crazy-coloured, CGI and prosthetic-wearing aliens free of any need to keep things grounded for simple Earthlings. By the time a raccoon and a walking tree turn up and talk to each other it’s just the latest oddity to behold, and the pair become crucial elements of the film’s quintet of heroes (alongside Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista), all of whom boast scene-stealing moments and the charisma to balance Pratt’s star turn.

While it may lack a great villain, there’s so much awesomeness going on with Guardians that there’s almost no room for one. I’m gunning for part two.Hide


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BY Colttany superstar

Found this very entertaining. Has a lot of humour but action packed. Love it.


BY ememmama superstar

Not my sort of film however I can appreciate if you like sci-fi fantasy then you will enjoy this. Probably a good film to take younger boys who are super-hero fans.


This movie was awesome. I saw it two weeks in a row and enjoyed it both times.
The soundtrack was amazing, making the movie really pop off the screen and hit a chord with the audience. The characters are well developed and well played and the story line was well thought out. I was incredibly impressed with the physical transformations a lot of the actors/actresses went through to create their characters and I don't feel there was a single character that let the film down.
Of course, Chris Pratt... More is king in this movie and has really found his stride in Hollywood at the moment. I would recommend this movie to anyone.Hide


BY JackWallace superstar

I have now seen Guardians of the Galaxy twice. And after watching it again, I've realized Guardians is more than spectacular action-packed Sci-Fi fun. It's a masterpiece and Marvel's most entertaining film since The Avengers. Chris Pratt is Peter Quill, a pilot from Earth who calls himself Star Lord. Peter steals a precious orb that belongs to the evil Ronan while dancing to his Awesome Mix Tape. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voice wanted criminals Rocket Raccoon & Groot, the Han Solo and... More Chewbacca of the movie. Wrestler Dave Bautista is Drax the Destroyer, seeking vengeance after Ronan kills his wife and daughter. And Zoe Saldana is Gamora, a green alien assassin. Together, they're the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy. The first big blockbuster movie by James Gunn, the director of underrated gems Slither and Super. Guardians of the Galaxy is like a hilarious blend of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Cowboy Bebop. This gang of misfits knock it out of the park, especially Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper. Guardians of the Galaxy also has one of the most amazing soundtracks ever. If there's one bad thing I can say about this awesome movie, Ronan isn't a very good villain. Despite that, Guardians of the Galaxy is damn near perfect.Hide


BY thorinoak superstar

With big blockbusters going all serious on us since Nolan's Dark Night trilogy, the summer epic has lost its fun side. Guardians brings back the fun and more, making this a rip roaring, space adventure and the best yet (on par with Captain America: First Avenger) as Marvel's best film. Chris Pratt, your star has arrived.


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The Press Reviews

92% of critics recommend.
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  • Colourful, tongue-in-cheek fun, purpose-built for grown-up lovers of kitsch ’80s science-fiction. But the Marvel formula is starting to feel, well, a little too formulaic. Full Review

  • Mad, marvellous and all kinds of sci-fi magical... Marvel’s riskiest but most surprising success yet. Full Review

  • Like a vast, family-sized festive crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging, all exploding with sweetness and surprises. Full Review

  • The cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant - as does Chris Pratt's winning performance as the most blissfully spaced-out space crusader this side of Buckaroo Banzai. Full Review

  • Whip-smart, pop-literate, self-aware humour saves the day (and the universe, come to think of it). Full Review

  • Despite occasional disregard for the laws of physics, much of the imagery displayed onscreen is so realistic and thrill-inducing that sometimes even the plot becomes almost secondary. Full Review

  • It’s set far, far away, but Gunn keeps finding ways to keep it grounded in the known universe. Full Review

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