Guardians of the Galaxy
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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director and co-writer James Gunn brings a giddiness and a wondrous, endless sense of why-the-hell-not? possibility that's reminiscent of Star Wars."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Gunn appears to remember the high of certain kinds of moviegoing, where when the credits are over, all you want to do is get back in line and enjoy the whole thing again."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Director James Gunn tosses together a dizzying blend of superhero bravado, outer-space adventure and off-the-wall comedy that introduces the strangest and most enjoyable bunch of rogues ever to inhabit the same spaceship."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Bravo James Gunn; he took a lesser-known comic book and spun it into the most entertaining ride I've had all year."
‑ Mark Ellis, Schmoes Know
"Guardians Of The Galaxy is at its best when it's trying to be funny. You could almost describe as a spoof in places!"
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Pratt is their prime asset for turning the comedy up to 11. With him playing Star-Lord, you never question what Quill brings to the team: a sparkling, cracked esprit de corps."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
""Guardians of the Galaxy" has wit, energy and zaniness to spare. It will pop your corn and leave you hungry for more."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The plot is bonkers, and there's way too much CGI, but the core little group of disparate characters manage to latch themselves to you, and you're in."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just a fun-filled, laugh-filled, ripping space fantasy comedy, it's one of the best, most crowd-pleasing blockbusters in years."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The cast are clever at filling in the gaps the story has to carry, with the romantic attraction between Peter and Gamora, which begins with some hearty hand to hand combat, given more emotional weight than the dialogue allows for."
‑ Craig Mathieson, Sydney Morning Herald
"It may be a mess, but it's an extremely good-natured mess, full of humor and warmth. More surprising still, the very elements that seemed most likely to ruin the movie-the tree-man, the talking raccoon-account for much of its improbable charm."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Guardians of the Galaxy is an open fire hydrant of a summer movie: more fun than should be allowed in such hot weather."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Gunn has helped take a relatively unknown property and made a film that will surely help blast these incredible characters to a level of fame that will spread across the galaxy."
‑ Kristian Harloff, Schmoes Know
"If blockbusters are the cinematic equivalent of junk food, then 2014 has been a goddamn ice-cream sundae, and Guardians is the bright, sickly sweet cherry sitting on top."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"It all happens about 100 times faster than the original Star Wars while taking itself about 1,000 times less seriously than the Star Wars prequels."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
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