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
Stan Lee was originally slated to cameo in the Collector's collection on Knowhere, in which he would have flipped off Groot from within a display case (possibly a reference to the fact that Groot is the only member of the team that Lee had any hand in creating). The scene was cut, because Lee was in England at the time, and couldn't be reached for filming, as well as Disney executives considering it to be inappropriate. See more »
Gamora's eyelids are either smeared green or not green at all in some scenes revealing that her skin "color" is actually body makeup. See more »
Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
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The Marvel logo appears as young Quill is taken into space. See more »
Hooked on a Feeling
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
Performed by Björn Skifs (as Blue Swede)
Courtesy of EMI Music Sweden
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There is a lot to like
When planning how I was going watch all these MCU films, this is one I earmarked as being one I thought I'd enjoy - not based on anything of note, I knew very little, but from the passing screenshots and such I had seen it seemed like one I'd enjoy. I'm happy to say I certainly did!
'Guardians of the Galaxy' is so enjoyable. It's 121 minutes of pure entertainment. It does, at least to me, have a different feel to it when compared to the nine preceding MCU films. That's not a negative for either this or those earlier productions, it just felt different to me.
I particularly enjoyed the cast, which features - as is customary at this point - a load of well known names. Chris Pratt is, probably, the perfect choice for Peter, he carries the role extremely well - his humour sticks out, but he also performs the more serious stuff nicely.
Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Michael Rooker are all thoroughly enjoyable too. Vin Diesel (kinda?) appears to portray Groot, which pleases me as someone who is a big fan of 'Fast & Furious'. There are a few others in there, including Djimon Hounsou and Benicio del Toro. Terrific cast!
There is a lot to like here. I look forward to seeing the follow-ups to it.
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