Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun adventure movie about a group of misfits who band together to save the galaxy. It is filmed in 3-D and has some great action scenes. However the best thing about the film is the humor and the interplay between the characters.
Chris Pratt plays an Earth boy who is abducted by aliens in 1988. Twenty six years later he is living in a far off part of the universe making a living scavenging and sometimes stealing various space objects. Despite his lowly occupation he has given himself the ridiculous title of “Star Lord” . His price possession is a mix tape of songs he had with him when he was abducted. The songs are all great and gives the movie one of the best soundtracks of the year.
The beautiful Zoe Saldana is “Gamora” the dangerous step daughter of the evil villain who is trying to destroy the universe.
The wrestler David Batista is “Drax the Destroyer” who is as dumb as he is strong.
Rounding out the Guardians are Rocket (played by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Disel) Rocket is a genetically modified raccoon and Groot is a talking walking tree.
It sounds ridiculous of course, and that is the point. It is supposed to be. It is a great antidote to all those superhero movies this past year which take themselves so seriously.
This is a good movie for adults and kids alike. It is rated PG-13 since there is some foul language and it does have some Star Wars type violence.
We give this movie 4 stars ****