Guardians of the Galaxy | Chicago Reader

Guardians of the Galaxy

Rated PG-13 121 minutes 2014

Five interstellar oddballs—among them a humanoid tree and a talking raccoon with a bad attitude—band together to keep a mythic whatsit out of the hands of an evil whosis. Most of the juice in this Marvel Studios behemoth comes from wisecracking Chris Pratt, completing his decade-long metamorphosis from comic chubster to chiseled action hero, and an ironic soundtrack of 70s and 80s dance hits, which Pratt's character accesses from a treasured mixtape cassette that his dying mother gave him back on planet earth. As you might have guessed, these meager pleasures are swallowed up in all the frantic action and overblown CG sequences. James Gunn directed; with Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro.

Film Credits

Director: James Gunn

Producer: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Nik Korda

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Laura Haddock, Sean Gunn, Peter Serafinowicz and Christopher Fairbank

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