This review first appeared at Graffiti with Punctuation
Marvel Studios haven’t made a bad film yet but they’ve waded in mediocrity across their last two films: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier. Earth centric adventures, familiar characters and MacGuffins galore; things were starting to get dull. Thankfully, Guardians of the Galaxy gate crashes Marvel’s cinematic stable and instantly becomes the life of the party. Filmmaker James Gunn delivers a rocking space odyssey with the perfect band of misfits in a bountiful outer universe to explore.
Deep in the cosmos a manhunt is on to find the human outlaw, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who is in possession of an orb with power to destroy worlds. A radical from the alien race the Kree, Ronan (Lee Pace), is working to find Quill, get the orb and deliver it to Thanos (the alien with the big chin from The…
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