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

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

It's been confirmed that unlike in the comics, Jason of Spartax is not Peter Quill's father in MCU. See more »

Goofs

The human body is a pressurized system and can easily withstand the vacuum of space. It will not boil. This is a common misconception that has been shown to be false many times, most notably with the crew of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft who are the only people that have ever died of space exposure. The capillaries near the surface of the skin will often burst and some blood may trickle out of orifices such as the eyes and nose, but the main portion of the circulatory system, not to mention the internal organs, will remain perfectly intact. Due to the extreme cold of space, it is very possible for ice crystals to form from the ambient moisture on the skin as well. However, this would take quite some time since, in a vacuum, there is no medium to transfer the heat energy that would be required to turn water to ice. See more »

Quotes

[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 scene at the end of the closing credits: Tanaleer Tivan sits amongst his wrecked archives and is comforted by Cosmo... and mocked by Howard the Duck. See more »

Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooked on a Feeling
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
Performed by Björn Skifs
Courtesy of EMI Music Sweden
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I was smiling almost all the way through
31 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Expectations: surpassed - and they were pretty damn high to begin with.

Excitement: met - after watching the teasers, the clips, and after Captain America the Winter soldier I was crossing my fingers Marvel were on a roll.

Face: still trying to recover - you know when you go to the cinema to see a comedy ( a film designed to make you laugh ) and you feel like an idiot for paying for the ticket as you were forcing most of the laughter in the company of your friends? This is a film that it's genuinely easy to laugh about:

The humour is so subtle because the characters are so subtle - they're not too animated, they're not too stereotypical and they are NOT what we've come to expect from traditional superheroes and THAT'S WHY THIS FILM WORKS SO WELL! Regardless if you're a Marvel fan or simply a fan of movies in general this is an experience you will welcome as it's new and refreshing to a sci-fi genre which really needed something new and refreshing and with great performances, stunning visuals and a barrel of laughs mixed with the right amount of action this was a real treat to watch.

Thank you Marvel Studios.


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