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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Blessed with a loose, anarchic B-picture soul that encourages you to enjoy yourself even when you're not quite sure what's going on, the scruffy Guardians is irreverent in a way that can bring the first Star Wars to mind."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Chris Pratt, overflowing with charisma, plays the leader of the pack of misfits, and his blissed-out space cowboy (with a love for seventies music) is so full of good will that he buoys the film and its requisite whizbang special effects."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Junk, and proud of it"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"There's enough liveliness in the cast and director Gunn's brisk pacing that, at its best, the movie's energy emulates the go-for-it glee of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."
‑ Genevieve Valentine, Philadelphia Weekly
"Larger-than-life and dangerously explosive, they're so funny that boys and girls will love the film in equal measure."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"The lightly derisive, live-action-cartoon tone robs the movie of any majesty, even of the comic-book type, and the many violent deaths of their suitable gravity."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"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,
"An exhilarating delight-a tongue-in-cheek, big-budget sci-fi blockbuster that could easily be this generation's Star Wars."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"Gunn has done a marvelous job of character development with a large cast of unknown comic-book roles."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
"Once again, we get an against-the-odds, mid-air battle among exploding skyscrapers and fleeing extras. But it's beautifully realised in eye-popping 3D."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"These meager pleasures are swallowed up in all the frantic action and overblown CG sequences."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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 bounces with the energy of pure invention."
‑ Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
"Guardians of the Galaxy exists solely to advertise its own as-yet-unmade sequels."
‑ Daniel Barnes, Sacramento News & Review
"There are obvious touchstones here in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but Gunn allows his influences to inform rather than define the film."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
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