Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn (2) (2014)

115min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This bright and breezy Marvel movie introduces a distinctly oddball set of space adventurers. Chris Pratt has no discernible superpower as Peter Quill, except to brilliantly wisecrack his way out of sticky situations after pilfering a mystical orb coveted by power-hungry aliens Ronan (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). Zoe Saldana plays Nebula's adoptive sister, a green-skinned warrior determined to stop Ronan getting the orb and achieving galactic domination, and who also serves as a comic foil to the other, less principled Guardians. Threatening to steal the show is a tough-talking raccoon called Rocket (delightfully voiced by Bradley Cooper), while the gang is rounded out by revenge-seeking prisoner Drax (Dave Bautista) and talking tree Groot (a monosyllabic Vin Diesel). Playing out to a kitsch soundtrack of retro hits, the gags and action come thick and fast in writer/director James Gunn's fun, exciting and psychedelic spin on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Summary

A boy abducted by aliens grows up to be a mercenary in a far-flung galaxy. He and a band of misfits break out of a prison space station with a plan to sell a mysterious orb to the highest bidder - but cross a warlord, who intends to turn it into a powerful weapon. Sci-fi adventure, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

Cast & Crew

Peter Quill / Star-Lord Chris Pratt
Gamora Zoë Saldana
Drax the Destroyer Dave Bautista
Groot Vin Diesel
Rocket Raccoon Bradley Cooper
Ronan the Accuser Lee Pace
Nebula Karen Gillan
Yondu Udonta Michael Rooker
Korath Djimon Hounsou
Rhomann Dey John C Reilly
Nova Prime Glenn Close
The Collector Benicio Del Toro
Meredith Quill Laura Haddock
Denarian Saal Peter Serafinowicz
Grandpa Gregg Henry
The Broker Christopher Fairbank
Carina Ophelia Lovibond
Xandarian ladies' man Stan Lee
Kree ambassador Tomas Arana
Head riot guard Emmett Scanlan
The Other Alexis Denisof
Thanos Josh Brolin
Ravager pilot Ralph Ineson
Howard the Duck Seth Green
Prisoner Lloyd Kaufman
Director James Gunn (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: DisneyGuidance: Some violence and swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Aug 2014
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