Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Plot Synopsis:After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review
Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) is an epic American superhero science fiction action adventure movie from Marvel Studios. Director and co-writer James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead (2004), Movie 43 (2013), Super (2010)) did a phenomenal job executing this movie. James Gunn did a marvelous job bringing extraordinary work to his audience with this hard to accomplish piece of work. I love every bit of it and am so happy that I saw it in 3D - well worth it. James did an incredible job combining comedy, action, adventure and the characters together. Guardians of the Galaxy introduces us to new comic characters and alien races - it is one of the best superhero movies I have seen in a long time.
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt - Parks and Recreation (2009), Moneyball (2011), Her (2013)) was kidnapped in 1988 in Missouri after his mother’s death. He was abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of thieves and smugglers that Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker - The Bone Collector (1999), Jumper (2008), The 6th Day (2000), AMC’s The Walking Dead) is the leader of. Peter steals a metal sphere artifact/orb about twenty-six years later on the planet Morag. Korath (Djimon Hounsou - Blood Diamond (2006), Gladiator (2000), The Island (2005)) is a subordinate to Kree Ronan (Lee Pace - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Lincoln (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)) and discovers Peter’s theft. Yondu issues a bounty on Peter and Ronan sends green skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana - Avatar (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)) who is an assassin to get the orb after Peter escapes with the artifact. Gamora is also the daughter of Thanos, a major supervillain in the Marvel Universe.
Gamora attacks Peter on Xander, Nova Corps homeworld after Peter tries to sell the metal orb. Gamora steals the orb, and the fight begins with bounty hunters, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Limitless (2011), American Hustle (2013)) who is an genetically engineered raccoon with attitude and Groot (Vin Diesel - Saving Private Ryan (1998), Fast & Furious 6 (2013)) who is a humanoid walking tree. The group was arrested and imprisoned in Klyn by the Nova Corps. Gamora’s inmate, Drax (Dave Bautista - The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), WWE Smackdown! (1999)) tries to kill Gamora because she knows Ronan and Ronan is the one who killed Drax’s family.
Gamora tells them that she will not let Ronan use the orbs power to destroy the entire planet and that she is actually deceiving Ronan. Gamora, Peter, Rocket and Groot try to escape Kyln after Gamora finds a buyer for the orb. That is enough spoilers so, please do yourself a favor and go out today and watch this fantastic action movie in 3D if you can. The cast did a fantastic job portraying their characters roles. The set was excellent, and it was very impressive how comedy, emotions and seriousness was well blended. I love that we get to bond with the characters and feel like we know them throughout the movie. The storyline was amazing along with the special effects. The cinematography and soundtrack were excellent as well. Everything was excellent about this movie, and that is why I gave it a perfect score of 10.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Rating Scores
- Our Score: 10
- Overall Score: 8.87
- IMDB: 8.1
- MetaCritic: 7.6
- Rotten Tomatoes: 9.1
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 883,677 MPAA Rating: R
Guardians of the Galaxy Writers: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, Dan Abnett
Guardians of the Galaxy Director: James Gunn
Box Office: $270,592,504
Production: Walt Disney Pictures