Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn (2) (2014)

115min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Disney presents this very kid-friendly space adventure based on the Marvel comic, and, with its retro-kitsch feel, grown-ups should lap it up, too. 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. There's plenty of action but this is, above all, a bright and breezy affair where a tough-talking raccoon (delightfully voiced by Bradley Cooper) threatens to steal the show. He's the sort of fuzzy, fast-talking sidekick you'd expect to find in a Disney animation, as is walking tree Groot, who's suitably voiced by Vin Diesel. Pratt remains the linchpin, however, straddling the line between bold and brazen in writer/director James Gunn's fun, exciting and psychedelic vision of the galaxy.

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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