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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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All heroes start somewhere. 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film identifies the Collector's Assistant (Ophelia Lovibond) as Carina; in the comics, the Collector's daughter was named Carina Walters. See more »


When Quill is captured by the Nova Corp and he is in front of the window being reviewed, on the text on the window to the left they list his alias as "Space Lord" not "Star Lord". This is part of a running gag in the film where no-one can remember Quill's 'codename'. 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 »


Referenced in Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! (2014) See more »


Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by The Five Stairsteps
Also performed by Chris Pratt (uncredited)
Courtesy of Buddha Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

The best superhero movie I've ever seen
31 July 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I know, I know. This will incontrovertibly attract a lot of hate from die-hard Dark Knight fans, but guess what? I'm one of those who thinks Nolan is the epitome of how to make a perfect superhero spectacle.

Or at least, I was until tonight.

This film will blow your mind. Quite literally, it is jam-packed with edge-of-your-seat action thrills and pure comedic gold. Don't be expecting a moody companion piece like that of Nolan's trilogy, or Man of Steel. It keeps more in touch with Avengers, although it's a lot funnier and really builds upon the upcoming Infinity Gauntlet arc.

The actors are incredible, matching the character developments, the dialogue and action sequences are spectacular and the visual effects should surely earn a nod come Oscar time, as I'd personally put them on par with those seen in the recent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The run length compliments the well-scripted pacing of the movie itself, whilst plenty of interesting secondary characters litter Guardians with an ensemble cast that has exceeded anything yet seen in the Marvel/DC movie worlds. I don't pertain to the DC versus Marvel argument, but this masterpiece alone has certainly put Marvel on the front foot in terms of cinema outings, far surpassing the very enjoyable Man of Steel and, I believe, edging out Nolan's trilogy and then some.

I thoroughly recommend this for any with a borderline sci-fi/superhero love, and advise you to remain for the tantalising post-credits scene, although many of the non-comic fans might not get the references.

Easily a perfect ten out of ten for me.

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