Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
Surprise at the screening
Earlier in the day, I was looking all of the photos and videos being shared on Facebook and Twitter. Dave Bautista had appeared on several TV and radios shows that morning. I casually mentioned to Craig, “wouldn’t it be neat if Bautista was at the screening.”
When I arrived at t the theatre, there was a line up of media cameras and media people with microphones. I confirmed that Dave Bautista was going to be there!
That. Was. Awesome!!!!!!!! #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy
— Wendy [mapsgirl] (@mapsgirl) July 31, 2014
It was awesome! It really was!
The graphics were fantastic, the characters were amazing, costumes and make-up were phenomenal and the story was funny/moving/exciting/thrilling/awesome!
Did I mention it was awesome?
It’s so hard to talk about the movie without giving anything away! There were so many quotable one-liners or things that the characters do that I want to tell you about, but it would ruin the experience for you!
I will say that it’s probably not a good movie for young children. It’s rated PG-3 due to the violence and language. But also following the storyline could be difficult for smaller children. Rachel, who’s almost 10, I think would enjoy this movie and would get most of the jokes. Lauren, who’s 7, might get lost trying to figure out the characters and the storyline.
As will all movies, I’ll check with Common Sense Media to see what they have to say — read their review here.
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.
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in theatres on August 1, 2014.
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