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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1 August 2014 (USA)
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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.


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Groot (voice)
Rocket (voice)


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 world. Written by James Hake

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When things get bad, they'll do their worst. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Full Tilt  »

Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$94,320,883 (USA) (1 August 2014)


$333,130,696 (USA) (9 January 2015)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Quill calls one of Korath's guards a Ninja Turtle. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) was released on August 8th, shortly after this film was released. An ad for the film released when it returned to the number 1 spot at the U.S. box office after Turtles held the spot for two straight weeks edited the 'Ninja Turtle' line into "Take that, Ninja Turtle!" See more »


In the Kyln control tower. Drax is stated to be "Completely literal. Metaphors will go over his head." Drax confirms this. While planning the assault on Ronan, Drax uses the metaphor, "I think of the Sakaarans as paper people," which is a metaphor. See more »


[first lines]
Grandpa: Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
[takes headphones]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this film." See more »


Go All the Way
Written by Eric Carmen
Performed by The Raspberries
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A New Hope
31 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I entitle my review A New Hope as I walk out of the cinema feeling like I have just watched the Star Wars of our generation!

As a huge Marvel fan (both comics and film) I was delighted to hear this film was getting made with the perfect choice of Guardians and what a perfect cast to play them. The biggest surprise for me was Dave Bautista who I thought was only cast for his size but his delivery was spot on for Drax. Chris Pratt was hilarious whilst still excellent at delivering some of the films most emotional scenes.

CGI in this film was super, there's nothing I hate more than too much CGI in a film but it was so good in Guardians that I was completely lost in it. Never have a seen space look so good, the battles were incredible and Groot and Rocket never looked out of place (aside from being a tree and raccoon).

Gunn is the perfect director for this, his tone, his balance of comedy, action and emotion blended perfectly and directing GOTG would have been no easy job. DC are still trying hard to get Justice League going, Marvel just made a film with a talking tree and Raccoon and it was AWESOME!!!

Not a bad performance all round and comic fans will be happy with certain nods and winks scattered throughout. Probably my top Marvel film yet, it has the fresh new feeling the first Iron Man had with all the action and humour of The Avengers. 10 stars from me, even if your not a comic book or sci-fi fan, this movie has something for everyone.

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