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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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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 galaxy. 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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$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,320,883, 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$333,176,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,176,600
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Trivia

The film has three collaborators who voiced villains in the Star Wars Universe: Peter Serafinowicz (playing Denarian Saal) did the Voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999); Supervising Sound Editor Matthew Wood provided the voice for General Grievous from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005); and Seth Green, who voiced Howard the Duck, did the voice of the antagonistic service droid Todo 360 in several episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). Interestingly, Benicio Del Toro, who played the Collector in this movie, was supposed to play Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before he dropped out, but has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) as "DJ". See more »

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At the beginning, when Quill is going through Morag, searching for the orb, he is walking across dirt and sand - in one shot, the 'floor' he is walking across is obviously square, a piece of plywood that's part of the sound stage. See more »

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[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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The Marvel logo appears as young Quill is taken into space. See more »

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Go All the Way
Written by Eric Carmen
Performed by The Raspberries
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The best superhero movie I've ever seen

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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