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PG-13| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious
orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
 

Cast: Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana , Dave Bautista , Vin Diesel , Bradley Cooper , Lee Pace , Michael Rooker , Karen Gillan

Director: James Gunn

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Action

Distributor: Walt Disney

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Release Date: August 1st, 2014|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews ( 46 )
fan reviews ( 23 )
  • Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it. show more

  • Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty much where action movies are these days - a combination of comedy without wit, action without drama and elaborate visuals that are nothing much to look at. show more

  • With its introduction of wonderfully memorable characters and blend of humor, action and catchy tunes, Guardians is perfectly pitched escapist fun. show more

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  • September 08, 2014 againes148
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    It's really nothing that separates this movie from others, the plot line is basic, they use comedy in unneeded situations,etc.It's touche seeing this movie because it's so similar to other super hero movies, to be successful in the movie business you just need a good CGI coordinator, but that topic is for another day. Marvel released this movie basically to introduce the crowd to the Guardians but they had to do it in 2 hours so alot of time was wasted with them fighting the same person, being in prison etc. I don't understand why this movie gets so much praise, Americans will pay to watch the same thing over and over. They released it so the audience would know who they are in the Avengers 3(although they didn't release an Ant Man movie yet and him not having a background in A MOVIE ABOUT ULTRON defies the comics) because if they stick to the comics (SPOILER)the Guardians should fight with the Avengers to stop Thanos when he gets the gems. But overall it gets a 6/10, because it's Deja Vu

  • September 02, 2014 kittyhawkgrl
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    I loved it!! It is everything you want in a movie. Lots of actions, funny lines, and great special effects. Chris Pratt was perfect in this role and who doesn't love the tree and his buddy the raccoon??!! So much fun this movie was and I can't wait for the next one!! Go see it!!

  • August 30, 2014 mapman47
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    The special effects were well done but the story and dialogue was terrible. The characters were so superficial that as a viewer I was not engaged. This film is very overrated.

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Weekend Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Remains Atop Weak Box Office

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The Associated Press on Sep 7th, 2014 1:00PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to rule the box office universe. The cosmic Marvel adventure arrived in first place at the box office for a fourth weekend with $10.2 million,...

Disney Nixed Stan Lee's Original Cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 2nd, 2014 2:30PM

Marvel man Stan Lee has done it all in the movie adaptations of his comic books -- everything from selling hot dogs to playing chess to judging a beauty pageant. But one thing he won't be doing in a...

Weekend Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Reclaims No. 1 Spot, Becomes Summer's Biggest Hit

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The Associated Press on Aug 24th, 2014 12:35PM

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the...

Chris Pratt Dressed as Star-Lord for a Visit to a Children's Hospital, Melting Our Hearts in the Process

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 21st, 2014 6:00PM

After starring in "Guardians of the Galaxy," Chris Pratt is proving to be a real-life superhero, too, after making a visit -- in costume -- to a children's hospital, where he hosted a "Guardians"...

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