Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is an action adventure film directed by James Gunn, which he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman. The cast members include: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly. It opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 1, 2014. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Guardians of the Galaxy” synopsis and review.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Synopsis:
Yondu (Rooker), leader of Ravagers, abducted Peter Quill from Earth. Twenty-six years later, now also known as Star-Lord, Quill is in service to the Ravagers. He is tasked to steal an orb in a lifeless planet. He has then encountered Ronan’s (Lee Pace) men who are sent to recover the same orb. Ronan will utilize the sphere as a present to Thanos, and then Thanos will destroy the planet Xandar for him. He sends Gamora (Saldana), Thanos’ adopted daughter and a skilled assassin, to retrieve the orb from Quill. The quest for the orb has turned into a wild bounty hunt as Gamora, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) search for Quill. Their fight over the orb has led them into prison. The gang manages to escape with Drax the Destroyer (Bautista), a prisoner whose wife and child was killed by Ronan, who then joins the band of misfits.
The true purpose of the orb and the threat it may cause to the galaxy are revealed when Gamora, along with the gang, meets The Collector (Del Toro). The team sets a truce and unites to protect Xandar.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Review:
As of this writing, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes have given this film a 90 percent, while 98 percent of moviegoers would like to see it.
Justin Lowe of The Hollywood Reporter praised the team behind “Guardians of the Galaxy,” emphasizing how entertaining the visual effects were.
“Despite occasional disregard for the laws of physics, much of the imagery displayed onscreen is so realistic and thrill-inducing that sometimes even the plot becomes almost secondary during the more intensely visual sequences,” wrote Lowe in his review in The Hollywood Reporter.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Joe Williams commended the film for being funny despite the superhero theme.
“Whizzy, wondrous and wildly funny, “Guardians” is the first Marvel release that rightly could be called a comedy… It’s an instant classic, a game-changer worthy of Spielberg or Lucas,” wrote Williams in his film review in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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