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Goofs

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Anachronisms 

The Cding series of TDK cassettes used in the movie were not created until 1993.
The 'awesome mix' cassette tape shows part of a distinctive logo under the label from a TDK cassette tape type II , 'CDing 2' . This cassette tape first came out in 1993 , yet the start of the film is 1988.
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Character error 

The text of the note from Peter Quill's mother does not match the voice-over.
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."
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Continuity 

When Peter is escaping Korath in his ship on Morag and the ship is upside down, he smacks into the windshield. In this shot, he has no gloves on, where moments before he did. In the next shot, when he's reaching to grab the ship's controls, he has his gloves on again, and they remain on for the remainder of the scene.
In one scene, Nova Prime's hair style changes between shots.
Groot rescues Drax from the yellow slime by poking a hole in his chest. At no point after this event is there any sign of any damage to Drax.
At the Kyln, when the Guardians are dealing with the Monstrous Inmate, Gamora is behind Quill when she speaks. When it cuts to a wide shot, and all the shots that follow, Gamora has disappeared. We don't see her leave.
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When Quill follows Gamora and her would-be killers in the prison, Rocket wakes up, with the fur on his right cheek matted from how he was sleeping. In the next shot, Rocket's fur is perfectly groomed.
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As Star Lord is entering the temple to steal the orb he grabs and picks up one of the rat creatures. In the close up shot that follows he uses the rat as a microphone. In the next long shot he has no rat, next close up shot the rat is back. This repeats again.
During the final battle Ronan's ship is twisted and straightening itself out (50% done), later the ship is still untwisting itself from 50% and this happens again later.
When Ronan and Drax are fighting, Ronan throws him into a reservoir with yellow slime. In the next scene the camera is in the reservoir and you see him falling in perfectly clear yellow water.
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Factual errors 

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.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Rocket is explaining his Prison Escape Plan and Groot goes to get the battery mounted on the wall, Groot's food tray disappears from his right hand as it passes behind Peter's head. However, you can see that his body leans to the right as he passes behind Peter in the frame and a clinking noise can be heard, hinting that he dropped the food tray off onto the table.
In a perfect a vacuum, no sound can be heard; but when Peter is rescuing Gamora the sound of his boots is heard, as well as other things. This is due to the fact that Peter and Gamora are still well within the gravity well of Knowhere and so, still surrounded by the faintest of atmospheres.
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 just a continuation of the running gag throughout the film, where no-one can remember Quill's 'codename'.
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Plot holes 

During the final battle, Gamora explains that Ronan will secure himself in an impenetrable safe room. She must destroy its power source to allow the other Guardians access. However, once she does this, she simply shoots a hole through the floor with a rifle and joins them in the "impenetrable" safe room.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

During the final battle, Peter Quill's tape player still works with no damage to it even though the ship it was in crashed to the ground.

Continuity 

Peter Quill is injured/burned when clutching the Infinity Stone at the end of the movie. However, in the next scene with Nova Prime, his face is intact.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Quill dives through the air to catch the Infinity Stone, he's reaching for it with his right hand, but then, as it starts to transform him, it's clutched in his left. What is hard to see is that he switches hands as he writhes on the ground.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Gamora is floating in space, Star Lord flies out to give her the helmet. Shortly after, Yondu brings them onto the ship, Gamora and the Star Lord don't have the helmet. However Star Lord's helmet retracts to a small device behind his ear. After he puts it on Gamora, it just retracts back to its smaller form.

Plot holes 

While they are trying to hold off Ronan's ship, Rocket tells the NovaCorp that the city has been evacuated, but after Ronan's ship crashes to the surface there's a substantial crowd forming around them.

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