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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

US 122m, Colour
Director: James Gunn; Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

guardians-galaxyGuardians of the Galaxy is a comedic science fiction fantasy film about a group of unlikely superheroes whose self interests bring them together in search of a powerful object that could destroy the universe. Led by Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, who was abducted from Earth as a child during the 1980s, there are numerous pop culture references, musical and otherwise which playfully tie the film’s main character to his childhood. Full of spectacular special effects, irreverent dialogue and even a few touching moments, Guardians of the Galaxy is simply a lot of fun (Klaus Ming August 2014).

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3 comments on “Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

  1. Chris, a librarian
    08/23/2014

    They pretty much had me after the Blue Swede “Hooked on a Feeling” reference.

  2. Anthony Lee Collins
    08/23/2014

    I probably enjoyed this a little less than it deserved, since I saw it right after Lucy, which made the few over-sentimental moments a bit more annoying than they should have been, but this was a lot of fun.

    It definitely applies the lessons Joss Whedon taught with The Avengers (compared to the earlier Marvel Studios movies): more humor, tough women, and that if you’re not going to have a compelling villain, the interaction between your heroes is the key to success (the lessons of Howard Hawks, as it happens 🙂 ).

    And, yes, loved the soundtrack.

    I’m still waiting for one of these movies to have a Darth Vader, though.

  3. CMrok93
    08/24/2014

    Had such a wonderful time with this that I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. That’s if I got the opportunity. Good review Klaus.

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