Movie News & Reviews

July 29, 2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' powered by a love of raccoons and space opera

Based on a fairly obscure comics series, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the first major studio film to be directed by James Gunn, a subversive stalwart who cut his movie teeth at New York’s low-fi cinema factory Troma Entertainment. It introduces audiences to a new team of heroes led by Chris Pratt’s sarcastic Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord and includes a machine-gun wielding raccoon and a sentient tree. There’s also a soundtrack littered with 1970s favorites.

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