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Guardians of the Galaxy
Academy Award® Nominee
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,...  View more >

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Aug 5, 2014
A fun little movie that sums up the Marvel movies that hit theatres in 2014. Four of them in the past four months and all four are good. "The Guardians of the Galaxy" is no9 different from the other Marvel movies. Here we have a group of outlaws who banded together to battle a evil villain. Of the five, I like the raccon the best. The film goes great with a rocking soundtrack which help the movie along. I hope he gets his own movie. Anybody out there wants a sequel? Want a shock? I want one too.
Aug 8, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
When someone asked me about this movie a few days after I had seen it, my response was "I was expecting The A-Team in space, but I got Avengers Jr. instead."

I'm not quite sure what could have made the movie better, but it didn't seem to reach the level of entertainment I went in expecting it to be. Based on the trailers that were released, this was one of the highlights of the summer on my to-see list, but perhaps those expectations set me up for a certain level of disappointment.

Chris Pratt does a reasonably good job of carrying the movie, as it really does fall on his shoulders. Just like the Indiana Jones movies relied on Harrison Ford even though he had a great supporting cast, this movie relies on Pratt's ability to play the hero, the wisecracker, and the everyman in order to keep the audience entertained. He does get upstaged by the raccoon and others from time to time, but it's not to a degree where he's lost in the mix and the movie begins to veer off course.

Perhaps the biggest failing comes in the form of an unsatisfying villain. Every hero needs a villain who is up to the task, and here, we have a rather unconvincing bad guy whose conclusion is not as satisfying as it would have been had he been more interesting.

Typically, Marvel movies have a clip during the credits that is worth staying for, and I would say that you could skip this one if you're the type that doesn't like watching the entire movie, credits and all.

I appreciated that the ending left the door open for more stories to be told, without it being an obvious setup for a sequel. If more movies are made, great, but if not, the story is complete. Guardians of the Galaxy may be one of those movies that will be better in subsequent viewings, and I would not avoid seeing it again.
Jun 10, 2016
As an avid Avengers fan, Guardians of the Galaxy was something I went into pretty confident that I would like. My expectations were met, and one of my favorite parts was the humor. I loved the depth of the various characters and the sub-conflicts each of them have. Another highlight was the strong thematic elements that really tied the movie together, such as the 70s music ("Awesome Mix Tapes").

Overall, a movie definitely for more mature audiences due to language, gestures, and some innuendos.
Jun 26, 2016
A fun, exciting premise with fun, exciting characters and performances, and a fun, exciting setting with a not so fun or exciting villain that takes away from the overall enjoyment.
May 8, 2017
While it isn't as good as the first Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 is still an entertaining and fun movie. The action and visuals are great, with good comedic delivery at many moments. Some of the humor hits hard and is hilarious, while some falls a little short, as though writer/director James Gunn was trying just a little too hard.

Other than some comedy not hitting well, the movie as a whole addresses many of the problems with MCU movies, such as a lack of stakes, little emotional weight, and villains that don't have a clear and concise plan, which makes them not compelling. GotG2 makes attempts to fix all of these issues and does a good job of it.

Overall, it's not as good as the first, but still a fun blockbuster to start off the summer movie season with.
May 16, 2017
While "Guardians of the Galaxy, volume 2," isn't as good as the first, it has some good moments. The film doesn't improve on the first film. It added a few characters, one of them Mantis, is more alien that Asian as was depicted in the comic book version in the 1970's. Dave Baulita lighten up a little bit, I couldn't stop laughing. I think little Groot's cutness has aded fun to the sequel. I was watching TV add, where there is a toy where little Groot can dance to hit songs, I predict that by the end of summer, most of those little dancing Groot will end up in the trash. So it;s better to use the cash the more respectable way and see this movie. there are some reunions in this movie, Star-Lord reunites with his father and Gamora is reunited with her sister. Although the movie isn't as good as the first, it's good enough for a mild recommendation. I saw the first movie, twice, I don't know whatever i see the second one twice, but I'll wait and see.

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