Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy ****

movie guardians of the galaxyGuardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel Comics sci-fi movie about saving the galaxy from maniacal rule. A boy is abducted by a space ship and is raised on a far away planet. He grows up to be a scavenger who calls himself Star Lord. He flies his spaceship around looking for stuff he can scavenge and sell to earn a living. He finds an orb that his contacts will not buy. It has immense powers that will attract a war mongering civilization that will stop at nothing to control the power of the orb. Star Lord ends up in prison and enlists the help of misfit aliens to escape and retrieve the orb. There is a conflict, a chase, and a resolution. 

This is not a typical Marvel Comics Super Hero movie. It is a well-told story that contains a lot of humor without making it a comedy. I thought the raccoon character in the previews was there for the kids and for comic relief–I was wrong. He was a well developed creature and my favorite character in the movie. You will believe a raccoon can talk. The excellent soundtrack contained a lot of popular music from my youth. There is a hilarious bonus scene during the credits and the promise of a sequel. There is an additional bonus after the final credits that reintroduces a Marvel character from the 1980s. Guardians of the Galaxy is a very good movie for kids and adults. There are a lot of characters from unfamiliar worlds along with a lot of one-liners that needed to be explained to me on our way home. Had I not had any questions, it would have gotten a full 5 stars. Because I didn’t pay close enough attention to the details, I can only give it 4 out of 5 stars. I look forward to seeing this movie again. It was good.

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