Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy


Guardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy
12A, 121mins
Festival Film Rating: 5/5
by: Tracy and Ellie Clarke

CHRIS Pratt plays Peter Quill aka Starlord who, as a child, was abducted from Earth.

The film fast forwards 26 years where we see Quill, who finds himself in possession of a mysterious orb – he doesn’t know the true value or power of this orb, but other villains do especially Ronan, a powerful, ambitious villain with ideas that could threaten the entire universe.

Quill ends up with a very good bounty on his head, so becomes appealing to a gun-toting, talking raccoon called Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and a tree called Groot (Vin Diesel), who both wish to capture Quill and collect the bounty money. A beautiful alien Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who is also the adopted daughter of Ronan, wants to get to Quill too, but to help her double cross her father. Quill and the others joined by Drax (Dave Bavtista) find themselves the unlikely team of heroes, trying to save the galaxy from destruction.

Festival Film Club LogoEven though this is a Marvel film, it is unlike the other Marvel movies. It has a different old school humour feel.

The movie is funny, sad, heartfelt and action packed! You do not have to be a Marvel fan to enjoy this film, and all ages will simply love it.

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  1. Gamora is the adopted daughter of Thanos, not Ronan. This fact is mentioned in the film more than once. Also Drax is played by Dave BAUtista not BAVtista. Little things but they do make a difference.


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