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Guardians of the Galaxy

1 h 55 min2014X-RayHDRUHD12
Meet Marvel's new team in an action-packed, epic space adventure.
James Gunn
Chris PrattZoe SaldanaDave Bautista
Science FictionAction
English [CC]
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Vin DieselBradley CooperLee PaceMichael RookerKaren GillanDjimon HounsouJohn C. ReillyGlenn CloseBenicio Del ToroLaura HaddockSean GunnSean GunnPeter SerafinowiczChristopher Fairbank
Kevin Feige
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4.8 out of 5 stars

26484 global ratings

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Valerie J.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent BluRay - Love the movie
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Although Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) has a few moments of corniness, generally speaking it's an hilarious, action-filled fantasy/sci-fi with convincing visual effects, whacky characters, and a great script. The cast is surprisingly star-studded with Chris Pratt in the leading role and arguably more well known stars taking back seats. For example, Glenn Close and Benicio Del Toro have minor roles. Nathan Fillion of Serenity-fame merely does the voice-over of a minor player, and Josh Brolin, as Thanos, is uncredited. Speaking of voice-overs, what a pity that only the voice of Vin Diesel, a favourite of mine, was used in this lively escapade. It seems such a waste and it surprised me that he wasn't cast in the role of hunky Drax (one of the good guys) which went to Dave Bautista, a WWE champion. Having said that, 6ft 4in Bautista, didn't disappoint. Quill is one of the few Earthlings in this 'out there' extravaganza, and the variety of aliens runs from a hard-nosed green woman (Zoe Saldana), to blue men (Michael Rooker), to a magical and daunting tree giant called Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) and an irascible raccoon-like invention called Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper). My favourites in this movie though, and I expect they are the favourites of many, are the nutty duo: Groot and Rocket. They could have a show of their own. Groot can only say 'I Am Groot' which means that Vin Diesel wouldn't have needed to spend hours learning his lines. I wonder how much he got paid? Rocket was a psychiatrist's dream or nightmare, and the funniest of the lot. Talk about complex. Ronan kept reminding me of Tom Hiddleston's Loki, except that Ronan's lugging around a great big (Thor-like) hammer. And, if all that isn't enough, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is a treat.

So, what's not to like? Guardians of the Galaxy is such fun. I saw it some time ago and decided to buy the BluRay because I have just ordered the Guardians of the Galaxy II, and I wanted to watch the first one first, if you get my meaning. The video and audio of the BluRay are excellent. The movie has such vibrant colours with equally vibrant characters. The soundtrack is superb, especially if you enjoy the early 70s music, and I do, and it fits the tone of the movie perfectly. The character, Peter Quill, who likes to be called Star Lord (Chris Pratt) loves his ancient Sony Walkman and the cassette he plays upon it. He will burst into dance at the strangest of times. Don't we all???

The BluRay comes with the usual extra which shows us how the movie was made. I would suggest that anyone new to the movie should watch the extra afterwards as, for me, finding out how special effects are done can spoil a movie for me. Who wants to visualise wires or a blue screen while trying to be mentally transported in the movie's world?

If your spirits are low and you need a bit of a lift and your sense of humour remains intact, check it out. Oh, and it's not for young children.
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Mark The BrewerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Guardians Of The Galaxy
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This is one of the Marvel comic spin offs to film. These films have to be up there with the most grossing and popular films of the era. The Guardians Of The Galaxy do exactly that whilst making a living by carrying out various other projects of a dubious nature. They are good at heart however ! It’s a perfect blend of humour , action and effects. The Guardians has some very funny moments in it and never takes it self too seriously and glimpses of the infinity stones occur . The films all link up to Thannos and his quest for these powerful stones which give him control of the Universe. It must be great to be an actor and know you are going to be in a hit film. The actors all appear to be enjoying themselves and it shows. It has good actors in it, is well put together and even if you don’t like science fiction type films there’s other sub plots going on to entertain with dazzling effects. It’s a great film and works on a number of levels but at the end of the day is just plain old fun. The casting of Vin Diesel with mono syllable dialogue of Groot who is a walking tree is inspired. It’s a family film as well and in these times plain old fun can be a rare commodity so sit down and watch an entertaining fun film. Enjoy
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Mr. Benjamin J. RaddonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 February 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is so much fun
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This movie was a huge risk for Marvel Studios, it was the first time they took a chance with characters unfamiliar to a lot of people, the 2nd big risk they took was Ant-Man a year later.

Now one of my favourite movies, Guardians is, lots and lots of fun, plus it's also really cool, it has a talking Racoon who fires a huge rifle for crying out loud, that could have easily been stupid but ended up being one of the best parts of the movie.

This movie wasn't just successful, it was a major hit. My younger brother and both parents also thoroughly enjoyed this movie, especially Groot, and trust me, that's a pretty big deal. In a way, it's crazy, some parts a really crazy, this movie isn't a typical Sci-Fi movie, and it is silly in places, but that doesn't matter, it all adds to what I said much fun.

It will be interesting to see where they go next with these characters. We have only until next year (2017) to wait, and we also get the new addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, the new 15 year old Spiderman in Spiderman:Homecoming. Let's go Marvel.

Updated: Still is one of Marvel's best, I recently got this on 4K, sadly hit and miss picture, ranging from just a bit better than normal blu-ray to pretty good, so 3.5 out of 5 for that, but still a 4.5 to 5 movie.
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Richard MortonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is the most bonkers but biggest and best Marvel movie yet - something that on paper feels like it shouldn't work but in reality is class from start to finish.

Chris Pratt is on stellar form as Starlord, the best space outlaw since Han Solo. We follow his journey as he hurtles between planets, ships and prisons, picking up various characters along the way - a talking raccoon, a walking tree, a green skinned lady and a (probably) ex WWE wrestler. The plot is fuelled by the search for something called The Orb, our merry band want it but so so some very bad people who intend to do some very bad things. It's largely a macguffin though which Starlord himself admits - comparing it to The Maltese Falcon and The Ark. It services the plot and gives reasons for the blur of top notch action that follows.

There are some great, quieter character beats as well as we move along, giving us reasons to care about these eccentric characters. It's not just Pratt who excels - Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper are all excellent and Vin Diesel makes the most of what is essentially just one line of dialogue. Each character has their chance to shine and their own demons to face. The big bad guy Thanos is lurking in the shadows but there's plenty of other ace villains to go around.

It all looks great as you'd expect, the budget has been well spent and director James Gunn brings a fair amount to invention and imagination. The script is witty and funny, at times very funny, and the soundtrack is outstanding. Basically I feel that I can't talk this up enough - if you're a fan of The Avengers, Star Wars, Indy, Spaceballs, whatever then check this out. Stick with it right to the end of the credits as well, there's one last touch of class
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T. CosensReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Guardians of The Galaxy
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Marvel continues to churn out one blockbuster after another but with Guardians they may have hit on something just different enough to inject some renewed enthusiasm.

In a genre that is in danger of becoming stale something needed to change. The Winter Soldier successfully broke the mould but more was needed and the wait to the next Avengers films was still a long way off. So it is with great relief that Guardians is a joyously fun space romp with no rammed in your face obvious ties with the Avengers world.

Peter Quill is abducted as a child by an alien spacecraft. When we next catch up with him he is dancing his way through a creature infested cave to some pretty snazzy pop tunes. This sets the tone perfectly for what is to follow. A funny, thoroughly entertaining action film with some great characters and superb special effects.

The unlikely gang are thrown together but quickly create an unbreakable bond. The standouts here are easily Rocket Racoon and Groot. Both characters are amazingly realised and bought to life perfectly. What could have easily been the disaster of the film turns out to be the crowning jewel.

The action is equally as entertaining with a prison breakout and aerial dog fight being particular standouts. The story is a little bland and is a blatant set up for Thanos who is likely to be giving the Avengers some hassle in the future but it is so much fun this is easily forgotten.

The only downside is the choice of main villain. Ronan is as dull as they come. He has little presence and is literally just there for the sake of having someone to fight against. He barely makes an impact and as such is the most forgettable component of the entire film. To be fair so far Villains have not been Marvel’s strong point but hopefully that will change soon.

All in all Guardians can proudly ay it is the most fun of the Marvel cannon. It may not be as emotionally charged as some of the others or for that matter as accomplished with the story but for just sheer entertainment and a good ride you can’t get much better.
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baileyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pure Escapeism
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This film was quite funny and violent at the same time, the casting of Vin diesel as Groot was weird to say the least, a question remained unanswered at the end of the film though in how does our hero become part alien in the first place? as this isn't revealed unless I missed it, but a great typical Marvel film and a promise of more to come of the Guardians I think the cameo appearances of Stan Lee in Marvel films is hilarious I cannot help but look for him, reminiscent of the Old Alfred Hitchcock films. I will not give the plot away in case it detracts others from watching it, you just have to see it to make up your own mind, but for what its worth it was a great film, the only reason I give it 4 stars is because I would have liked to know about the origins of our Hero before the film got underway in full swing and not leave any questions unanswered.
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HayleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great great movie
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Fantastic movie.

When it first came out I was kinda iffy how it would fit in this current MCU, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how good it was.

What I like is that this is definitely aimed more towards action comedy with some dark undertones. It gives a nice break in between some of the quite dark meterial we are getting atm from MCU.

Chris Pratt is a surprise and does really well as does Dave Bautista. Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan are fab, but the stars of the show are Rocket Raccoon and Groot. I'm seriously impressed at how these actors all mesh and make it work so fantastically.

Watch it today! haha
PastychomperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comic space opera, only one wooden character.
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I usually like Marvel films but avoided Guardians of the Galaxy for a while because the setting and species-pot-pourri crew looked a bit too cheesy.
I needn't have worried. It's good Marvel stuff, a bit lighter than some but with a decent story-line and plenty of laughs. The less humanoid characters are a credit to modern(ish) CGI, with very believable presence and expressions.
There was one big scene where I found myself feeling no longer immersed in the action thanks to the cartoony over-dramatisation, but that's my only complaint and really a very small one in a really good flick.
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