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Rating: 7.9/10 by 20965 users

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

  • James Gunn
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Paula Casarin
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Jamie Christopher
  • Matthew Sharp
  • Ryan Newberry
  • James Gunn
  • Dan Abnett
  • Nicole Perlman
  • Andy Lanning
Release Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Rating: 7.9/10 by 20965 users

Alternative Title:
MCU-10 - Guardians of the Galaxy 1 - DE
Guardianes de la galaxia 2014 - ES
마블 가디언즈 오브 갤럭시 - KR
G.O.T.G. - US
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - US

United States of America
Runtime: 02 hour 01 minutes
Budget: $170,000,000
Revenue: $772,776,600

Plot Keyword: spacecraft, based on comic, space, orphan, adventurer, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, marvel cinematic universe

Chris Pratt
Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Dave Bautista
Drax the Destroyer
Vin Diesel
Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper
Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace
Ronan the Accuser
Michael Rooker
Yondu Udonta
John C. Reilly
Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close
Nova Prime
Benicio del Toro
Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
Laura Haddock
Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn
Kraglin / On Set Rocket
Wyatt Oleff
Young Quill
Janis Ahern
Meredith's Mother
Solomon Mousley
Meredith's Brother
Lindsay Morton
Meredith's Best Friend
Robert Firth
Dr. Fitzgibbon
Nick Holmes
Horuz' Mate
Max Wrottesley
Sacrificed Nova Corpsman
Stan Lee
Xandarian Ladies' Man
Sharif Atkins
Nova Arresting Pilot
Brendan Fehr
Corpsman Dey's Partner
Tomas Arana
Kree Ambassador
Mikaela Hoover
Nova Prime's Assistant
Emmett Scanlan
Head Riot Guard
Dominic Grant
Angry Guard
Alison Lintott
Sad Woman with Horns
Nathan Fillion
Monstrous Inmate
Keeley Forsyth
Mottled Prisoner
Frank Gilhooley
Burly Prisoner
Enzo Cilenti
Watchtower Guard
Richard Katz
One Legged Prisoner
Enoch Frost
Rifle Guard
Ronan Summers
"Drop the Leg" Guard
Laura Ortiz
Tortured Pink Girl
Rosie Jones
Lady of the Boot of Jemiah
Abidemi Sobande
Lady of the Boot of Jemiah
Alex Rose
Lady of the Boot of Jemiah
Ekaterina Zalitko
Lady of the Boot of Jemiah
Emily Redding
Lady of the Boot of Jemiah
Cosmo the Space Dog
Stephen Blackehart
Knowhere Dispatcher
Jennifer Moylan-Taylor
Sad Krylorian Girl
Bruce Mackinnon
One-Eyed Ravager
Ralph Ineson
Ravager Pilot
Rob Zombie
Ravager Navigator (voice)
Naomi Ryan
Nova Centurion
John Brotherton
Nova Starblaster Pilot
Graham Shiels
Alien Nova Pilot
James Gunn
Maskless Sakaaran
Douglas Robson
Maskless Sakaaran
Rachel Cullen
Corpsman Dey's Wife
Isabella Poynton
Corpsman Dey's Daughter
Imogen Poynton
Corpsman Dey's Daughter
David Yarovesky
Goth Ravager
Miriam Lucia
Crying Xandarian Citizen
Josh Brolin
Thanos (uncredited)
Lloyd Kaufman
Prisoner (uncredited)
Tyler Bates
Ravager Pilot (uncredited)
Seth Green
Howard the Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Jozef Aoki
Kyln Prisoner (uncredited)
Jimmy Star
Prisoner (uncredited)


This movie was so AWESOME! I loved it all and i had a bad day before watching it but it turned it around. I love action packed movies and this was great.

Andres Gomez

Really funny and with great spcial effects. Probably, one of the movies not to miss this year.



Grant English

This was a pleasant surprise of a movie, full of great humor as well as an intriguing story. It's quick and zany at times. Think Psych in space (back when Psych was funny). The pace is quick and the story line is easy to pick up and follow. What makes the film work is something that early Lucas and Joss Whedon understand: great sci-fi movies are really westerns at heart. There is a relationship with nature, a broken, compromised hero, a deep necessity for teamwork, and the story happens OUT there in the wild. Guardians of the Galaxy has ALL of this. Guardians is already set up for a sequel so we will see if Marvel can continue the magic. It's a great addition to the Marvel universe.

Travis Bell

Like most of the reviews here, I agree that Guardians of the Galaxy was an absolute hoot. Guardians never takes itself too seriously which makes this movie a whole lot of fun. The cast was perfectly chosen and even though two of the main five were CG, knowing who voiced and acted alongside them completely filled out these characters. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those rare complete audience pleasers. Good fun for everyone!


The thing about this film when I first saw it, was the incredible juxtaposition of sadness, humor and courage. Great acting! The music is superb. That Sony Walkman must be the best bit of brand advertising ever engaged by a company within a film. The film should appeal to a broad range of viewers.

Per Gunnar Jonsson

This movie is more of a comedy than anything else. It is truly a comic magazine brought to life on the big screen and more focused on delivering a sequence of action scenes and laughs than anything intelligent in the form of plot or characters. I would say it is a movie for the younger audience and comic fans. Having said that I must admit that I found it rather fun to watch. The main characters are two mostly irresponsible rascals, one dumb but likable living tree and two fanatics of which one certainly need not apply to the Mensa club. Of the five I liked Rocket and Gamora the best. Rocket is a rather likable rascal and Gamora is simply cool. Quill is sometimes just silly, Groot is more of a living prop and Drax is just too stupid. The story is more or less just there to tie the scenes together. Unfortunately we do really not get much of a background to the Guardians of The Galaxy universe. It would have been nice to get a bit more understanding of why things are as they are etc. The return of this movie is watching the action, the special effects and the laughs. It is an action-adventure-comedy plain and simple. If you approach it as such it works reasonably well. Speaking of special effects, they are generally well done. The designs are interesting. The shape of the bad guys spaceship is totally ludicrous of course but visually pleasing and goes with the rest of the movie’s tendency to be more of a comedy than a serious movie. The same can be said for that cool but weird net they made by interlinking fighter crafts. On the whole an entertaining movie. I have to say that the dancing scene at the end was a wee bit too silly for me though. I have a problem understanding how a movie like this can get such a relatively high rating at IMDb but okay it was fun to watch and it is not entirely undeserved. Personally I think a 7 out of 10 is more in the right region. SHARE THIS:


**A long form review originally posted n 2014:** Now that I’ve given _Guardians_ a BluRay watch through, I feel more comfortable reviewing it. I saw it on the first day of its Australian cinematic release, but I wasn’t sure what I thought. I watched it again and still wasn’t sure, but now that it’s six months later, I am sure. I’m a massive fan of director James Gunn. Come to think of it, I’m also also a big fan of Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Honsou, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Peter Serafinowicz, Alexis Denisof, Rob Zombie and Nathan Fillion, and they’re all in this. Not to mention I’m an absolute sucker for the MCU. So after hearing that a very decent chunk of the fanbase thinking that not only was this the best Marvel film of the year (going up against _Winter Soldier_ and _Days of Future Past_), but that they would then go on to say it was the best Marvel Cinematic Universe film ever, you could imagine I was very surprised to find that I actually didn’t think it was all that great. I don’t want people thinking I didn’t like it. I did. In fact I will go on record saying that it was miles away from their worst film, and if I’m being honest they handled the last 25 minutes (arguably the most important part) of the film absolutely spectacularly. But I didn’t get the magic that everyone was telling me about. How this was the film for the new generation. I didn’t even get the sense of satisfaction that I had in Cap’s movie just a few months previous. So many things seemed under utilised, but I don’t know what you could have cut to make room for the extra things I wanted. Which means the only way to get it is to have a longer film. It’s already two hours, and a longer movie means a bigger budget and less screenings. ie. more money going out and less money coming in. And at the end of the day Disney is a business, and they have to make their money the best way they think they can. So I understand why it wasn’t perfect for me, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling _Guardians_ is a mite overrated. Good damn movie. But overrated. Personally I’d stick it somewhere in the middle of the MCU’s releases thus far. Leaps and bounds above _The Incredible Hulk_, _The Dark World_ and _Iron Man 2_, but not so beloved as the likes of _The Avengers_, _Winter Soldier_ or _Iron Man 1_. 73% -_Gimly_


Guardians of the Galaxy is a gorgeous and wonderfully entertaining space opera. The characters are so damn lovable, the world building is incredible, the soundtrack gives the film an entirely unique feel, and the effects are astoundingly first rate. The story follows the pattern of the space fantasies that influenced George Lucas, but the presentation is the work of the extraordinarily gifted filmmaker James Gunn. If we ever forget that the MCU was ever a thing (we won't but let's just be hypothetical), many generations will still be talking about this fantastic movie.

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