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Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Drama
  • 2014
  • James Gunn (2)
  • 115 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sci-fi action adventure starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. A rag-tag gang of unlikely bedfellows - including a wisecracking rogue, a warrior princess, a talking raccoon and a sentient tree - join together to save the universe.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Peter Quill / Star-LordChris Pratt
GamoraZoë Saldana
Drax the DestroyerDave Bautista
GrootVin Diesel
Rocket RaccoonBradley Cooper
Ronan the AccuserLee Pace
NebulaKaren Gillan
Yondu UdontaMichael Rooker
KorathDjimon Hounsou
Rhomann DeyJohn C Reilly
Nova PrimeGlenn Close
The CollectorBenicio Del Toro
Meredith QuillLaura Haddock
Denarian SaalPeter Serafinowicz
GrandpaGregg Henry
The BrokerChristopher Fairbank
CarinaOphelia Lovibond
Xandarian ladies' manStan Lee
Kree ambassadorTomas Arana
Head riot guardEmmett Scanlan
The OtherAlexis Denisof
ThanosJosh Brolin
Ravager pilotRalph Ineson
Howard the DuckSeth Green
PrisonerLloyd Kaufman

Crew

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DirectorJames Gunn (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Disney
Released on
2014-08-01
Guidance
Some violence and swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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