How does a thief, a genetically altered racoon, a living tree, a violent sociopath, and an assassin become the bravest heroes in outer space? Well, this movie answers that question as the rogue warrior Ronan the Accuser steals an Infinity Stone (called Infinity Gem in Marvel Comics) and plans to wipe out a race of aliens. Only these five misfits can stand together to defeat Ronan before he can use it to destroy an entire race and perhaps even the galaxy.
I’ll be in honest, I was never a huge fan of the comic book series Guardians of the Galaxy. I did like their guest appearances with the Avengers and such, but to me, they were too similar to the Starjammer (or vice versa), but the film took it to a whole new level. While I did not care for how the film toned down the power of the Nova Corp, I found the movie action packed, well directed by James Gunn, the ensemble cast was great, and the storyline littered with hilarious one-liners.
Some have said this is the best Marvel movie yet, but I disagree, The Avengers still holds that title, but it was a good break from the usual genre the others have been taking.
FAVORITE QUOTE: I have twelve percent of a plan.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, action/violence, disturbing images
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
- Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath
- John C. Reilly as Corpsman Rhomann Dey
- Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael
- Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
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This movie review has been updated from a previous version.