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


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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

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$170,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

When Rocket asks Quill for the prisoner's prosthetic leg, you can hear him (Rocket) giggle a bit. See more »

Goofs

While visiting the Collector, he places the orb on a device that opens the orb. When Carina grabs the Infinity stone floating inside the orb she is clearly holding the stone before she instantly explodes and does major damage to the Collector's room and collection. Because she is not strong enough to hold the stone, her hand never moves the stone. As she explodes, several camera angles of the scene show the stone remains in the orb's force field the whole time. So the stone never needs to be placed back into the orb. 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

The opening credits are played over Star-Lord retrieving the Orb on a distant world, while he listens to "Come and Get Your Love" on his Walkman. That makes this one of the very few Marvel Cinematic Universe films that has a full opening credits sequence. See more »

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written and Performed by Elvin Bishop
Courtesy of Island Records
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A sprawling space opera full of humor and action.
30 July 2014 | by (www.nerdrep.com) – See all my reviews

I remember sitting in Hall H at Comic-Con two years ago, when Marvel first announced Guardians of the Galaxy. This came on the heels of the title reveals for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World, and my initial reaction was one of utter confusion. What the hell was Guardians of the Galaxy? I was completely unfamiliar with the source material, and upon learning that the team featured a gun-wielding raccoon and a fighting tree creature whose could only speak a single phrase, I was even more puzzled.

Fast forward to Comic-Con 2013, when James Gunn appeared onstage in Hall H to showcase the first trailer for the film. It was so unlike anything Marvel had ever done before, so far outside the box that I immediately fell in love with it and couldn't wait to see more. Although that first trailer was well-received by the Comic-Con audience, the general public seemed to be scratching their heads in much the same way that I had when the film was first announced. Marvel fans would love this, no doubt, but could this bizarre little sci-fi romp with a cast of unknown characters actually work?

The answer is a resounding "yes," as Guardians of the Galaxy is not only an exceptionally well-made comic-book film, but an exceptionally well- made film, period. It's a sprawling space opera with a host of memorable characters, a joyous sci-fi romp through beautifully realized worlds, wildly inventive action sequences, and an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. The protagonists are a bizarre assembly of losers and misfits, with the CG-created Rocket and Groot providing some of the most emotional and human moments of the film, and it's all brilliant. Marvel should be applauded for allowing Gunn the opportunity to realize his vision, because rest assured, this film wouldn't have been nearly as good with someone else at the helm.

Guardians of the Galaxy has a distinct personality that sets it apart from other Marvel offerings, yet there are enough recognizable elements to remind audiences that it exists in the same world. Clocking in at just under two hours, the film maintains an impressively well-balanced pace, avoiding the problem of over-inflation that many superhero films fall victim to. I can't think of a single moment when I wasn't completely enthralled with everything that happens on screen, and as soon as the credits began to roll I was ready to watch it all over again.


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