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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Updated: Saturday, August 2 2014, 08:12 PM CDT

Grade: A

By Ken The Critic

Guardians of the Galaxy showed up in comic books in 1969. So why did it take 45 years for these misfits to show up on the silver screen? It just wasn't a stable comic series. It was revived in the 70s and then the 90s and once again in 2008 with the 5 guardians that are in the movie. It was cancelled in 2010, but the Marvel Studios president wanted to bring it to the movies because it is set in space unlike Spiderman and The Hulk. In this Marvel flick, Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, who you may know as Parks and Recreation's lovable Andy. He steals an orb and a villain by the name of Ronan the Accuser is after him to get it. Quill ends up in prison with Gamora, a green skinned alien played by Zoe Saldana, Drax, the Destroyer, played by Dave Bautista, a tree-like character with the voice of Vin Diesel, and his sidekick, Rocket, a raccoon that is full of sarcasm.

When I was a kid, Raiders of the Lost Ark made me want to be a better person, a strong and heroic person to the best of my ability. Chris Pratt almost didn't play Peter Quill. Twelve famous actors auditioned and Pratt had been approached before but turned it down because he didn't think he could lead a film. This is the first time Chris Pratt has lead a movie and young people will relate to him and want to be stronger and better as well. It will go down as a classic and brings to the summer pure great fun for everyone in your family.

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Ken’s Movie Review Grading Scale

A – Superb and solid; a movie that will be etched in your mind 10 years from now

B – Good movie, so good in fact that you would want to see it again before it’s out of the theaters; the story may drag in places

C – Average, entertaining at parts; you might want to wait and rent it

D – Lacks a lot from entertainment, plot, realism, development, etc.

F – Terrible and you will want to walk out of the movie; no redemptive qualities whatsoever  

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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