Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy – All heroes start somewhere!

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Chris Pratt————————————————–Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana————————————————Gamora
Dave Bautista———————————————-Drax
Vin Diesel—————————————————Groot
Bradley Cooper——————————————–Rocket
Michael Rooker——————————————-Yondu Udonta
Djimon Hounsou——————————————Korath
John C. Reilly———————————————-Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close————————————————Nova Prime
Benecio Del Toro—————————————–The Collector

Directed by James Gunn.
Screenplay by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman.
Based on the Comic Book by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Knowing nothing of the Marvel comic book “Guardians of the Galaxy” I entered the theater with little to no expectations. To my surprise, this movie delivered on every level.

Peter Quill (Pratt) has been hired to steal a sphere the size of a softball. As soon as he gets his hands on it, almost everyone in the universe wants it. He brings the sphere to his buyer and when the buyer hears who is after the sphere he refuses to buy it. When Peter steps outside Gamora (Saldana) attacks him and tries to take the sphere. Rocket (Cooper) and Groot (Diesel) are are trying to capture Peter for the bounty on his head.

All four are captured and sent to prison. This is where they meet Drax (Bautista) who is very interested in killing Gamora. It is in this prison where the unlikely heroes realize they must work together in order to achieve their goals.

This movie provides plenty of action and laughs, while giving an opportunity for every character to shine. Chris Pratt provided a very good lead actor for this movie and his screen presence helped drive the story, while keeping us interested. Zoe Saldana is beautiful once again even though she has green skin. Her performance is strong and her action sequences are starting to rival Angelina Jolie at her best. Dave Bautista’s performance was the biggest surprise of all for me, I expected only a hulking man smashing things from his character. Instead, Mr. Bautista provided a great performance that had heart and a bunch of laughs. He added to this movie even though I thought he would only be along for the ride. Very well done, Dave Bautista. Bradley Cooper voiced one of the best characters in this movie “Rocket” and Vin Diesel showed off his acting chops with “Groot”. You’ll notice in my cast list I put Vin Diesel above Bradley Cooper, Mr. Cooper won’t be happy with me.

For a man that has not directed many big movies James Gunn delivers one of the most entertaining movies of the year. His direction of the characters was excellent because they all contributed to this movie. He made sure that this movie was not about one character but more about all of them. He remembered his title and his movie showed us all of the “Guardians” not just the leader. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and if you want a good time I suggest you go see this one.

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Runtime: 121 Minutes

Production Budget: $170,000,000.00

Box Office
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: Super, Slither.

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