You Saw ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Now Give Us Your Review


Guardians of the Galaxy movie review
Photo: Marvel / Disney

The Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Studio: Marvel / Disney

Director: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot (voice), Bradley Cooper as Rocket (voice), Lee Pace as Ronan, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Screenwriters: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

RottenTomatoes: 92% MetaCritic: 77/100

Snippet from My “D+” Review: (read my full review here)

I never felt a tinge of excitement. The story is nothing more than a “to do” list as we bounce across the galaxy, meeting this person and that being, moving from Xandar to Knowhere, for the first hour or so before we finally realize that’s all this is, a means of establishing a few characters, acquiring a MacGuffin and preparing for the next inevitable step in the story. Worst of all, this is a movie about waiting around to see what happens next, because it isn’t long before you know what’s going to happen, and what I saw did little for me.

I’ve already heard from many of you before the film came out in the comments of my review, but I would love to hear your thoughts now that you’ve seen the movie. Clearly I am in the minority on this one, but I’m curious to hear thoughts from the general audience so have at it in the comments below and feel free to include spoilers.