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A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.

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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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$170,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$327,792,643 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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Trivia

Stan Lee:  as one of the Xandarian citizens Rocket scans while looking for a bounty. Lee got this cameo because although he did not create the Guardians of the Galaxy, he is the official co-creator of the character, Groot, along with Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is distracting Ronan, Ronan looks over just in time for Drax to shoot a rocket at his hammer. However, when he finally does shoot it, in slow motion we see Ronan looking over again. See more »

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Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
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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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