Guardians of the Galaxy

2014

James Gunn
Director
Marvel Studios
Studio

Ironic that the Marvel film based on the most obscure franchise turns out to be the most successful and satisfying one yet. A real winner of a film, perhaps the perfect example of a "comic-book" movie, helped by winning performances and a canny use of 70s and 80s music that doesn't sound like it would work, but does. Rocket and Groot are of course the breakout characters, but for me Dave Bautista's deadpan Drax stole the film, along with Michael Rooker's space pirate, who comes across as Dennis Hopper after a stint in the Blue Man Group.

Definitely the most enjoyable sci-fi film since The Fifth Element, and perhaps the best space opera since the original Star Wars.

-Dave W.



1st August 2014
Cinema






9th December 2014
Blu-Ray




2.40:1




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Chris Pratt
Peter Jason Quill / Star-Lord
Zoe Saldana
Gamora
Dave Bautista
Drax the Destroyer
Vin Diesel
Voice: Groot
Bradley Cooper
Voice: Rocket Raccoon
(Subject: 89P13)
Lee Pace
Ronan the Accuser
Michael Rooker
Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan
Nebula
Djimon Hounsou
Korath the Pursuer
John C. Reilly
Corpsman Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close
Nova Prime
(Commander Irani Rael)
Benicio Del Toro
Taneleer Tivan, The Collector
Laura Haddock
Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn
Kraglin Obfonteri
On Set Rocket
On Set Thanos
Peter Serafinowicz
Denarian Garthan Saal
Christopher Fairbank
The Broker
Krystian Godlewski
On Set Groot
Wyatt Oleff
Young Peter Quill
Gregg Henry
Grandpa
Janis Ahern
Meredith's Mother
Solomon Mousley
Meredith's Brother
Lindsay Morton
Meredith's Best Friend
Robert Firth
Dr. Fitzgibbon
Melia Kreiling
Bereet
Tom Proctor
Horuz
Nick Holmes
Horuz's Mate
Max Wrottesley
Sacrifice Nova Corpsman
Stan Lee
Xandarian Ladies' Man
Nicole Alexandra Shipley
Pretty Xandarian
Sharif Atkins
Nova Arresting Pilot
Brendan Fehr
Corpsman Dey's Partner
Tomas Arana
Kree Ambassador
Mikaela Hoover
Nova Prime's Assistant
Emmett J Scanlan
Head Riot Guard
Dominic Grant
Angry Guard
Spencer Wilding
Mean Guard
Alison Lintott
Sad Woman with Horns
Alexis Rodney
Moloka Dar
Nathan Fillion
Voice: Monstrous Inmate
Keeley Forsyth
Mottled Prisoner
Frank Gilhooley
Burly Prisoner
Alexis Denisof
The Other
Enzo Cilenti
Watchtower Guard
Richard Katz
One Legged Prisoner
Enoch Frost
Rifle Guard
Ronan Summers
'Drop the Leg' Guard
Ophelia Lovibond
Carina
Laura Ortiz
Tortured Pink Girl
Marama Corlett
Pit Boss
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
Fred
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
Voice: Ravager Navigator
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
Imogen Poynton
Corpsman Dey's Daughter
Isabella Poynton
Corpsman Dey's Daughter
David Yarovesky
Goth Ravager
Miriam Lucia
Crying Xandarian Citizen
Josh Brolin
Voice: Thanos
(uncredited)
Lloyd Kaufman
Kyln Prisoner
(uncredited)
Seth Green
Voice: Howard the Duck
(uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy
Prison Alien
Diezel Ramos
Prison Guard
Deborah Rosan
Alien 1
Julian Seager
Prisoner
Clem So
Prisoner
Paul Warren
Alien
Yusei
Kyln Prisoner

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