in about 100 words or less
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 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).