Guardians of the Galaxy Review

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 with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

I went to see an early screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last week. I think it is a hilarious and entertaining movie. Let's meet the Guardians. Peter Quill likes to call himself Star Lord. Drax the destroyer is a tough scary dude. Gamora, she's kinda like a ninja and a weapon. Groot, he's a tree beast that only says "I am Groot". Rocket Raccoon is a smart, funny raccoon who makes plans and creates helpful items. Rocket Raccoon is my favorite character. 

In the beginning of the movie Peter is a young boy listening to music on his walkman tape player. Then his grandpa brings him into the hospital room where someone passes away. He feels sad and runs out into a field where a UFO picks him up. He grows up in outer space. He steals this orb that a bad guy named Ronan wants to get from him. He ends up in prison, but then escapes with the help of the gang. Next he has to think of a plan to save the world! 

My favorite part is near the end when Groot sacrifices his life. He regrows and then is a baby Groot dancing to Jackson 5's music while Drax cleans his sword. Groot is my second favorite character. Even though I never read the comics of Guardians of the Galaxy it was a great movie. Groot and Rocket Raccoon were both amusing. I can't wait for the sequel to find out the mystery about Peter's father. I would recommend this movie for ages 9 and older because of violence and a little bit of swearing. 

-Reviewed by Stephanie's 11 year old daughter, Katelyn Hunter.

“I really hope we can affect people in the way that movies affected me as a kid, but not just kids—adults too: to go to the cinema and experience magic, hope, a sense that family is where you find it, and there is always an opportunity to do the right thing…as well as have a great adventure!”—James Gunn, director.

Guardians of the Galaxy is rated PG-13. It releases in theaters on August 1, 2014.



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