Ever want to see popular music of the 80s thrown into space? This movie is right up your alley. Guardians of the Galaxy opens up with a young boy Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) in the hospital listening to a mix tape his mother made for him. The rest of his family is inside the hospital room and his mother is trying to get him to open up a gift. He refuses, despite her pleas, and his grandfather gets mad when he runs out of the room. Eventually young Peter runs out of the hospital entirely, knowing his mother has died, and he’s abducted by aliens.
Fast forward years in the future and you not only get good music with an addictive beat, you get to see Star Lord in all his glory exploring a planet. Who is Star Lord? Star Lord is Peter Quill, and he hates being called Peter. He’s exploring the galaxy alone, basically acting as a scavenger. Star Lord comes across something that gets him into a heap of trouble, making him a target by police and bounty hunters like Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and his buddy Groot (Vin Diesel).
While the three trouble makers are fighting over the prize, the police swarm in and arrest them! In prison they get into more trouble, meet a slew of odd characters (including Drax the Destroyer played by Dave Bautista), and pretty much break all the rules to get away from evil people.
One of the most raved about characters was Gamora (Zoe Saldana) because she’s part of the main five characters, yet there were stores that didn’t want to carry items with her on them. It raised a lot of questions and brought controversy about strong female characters and female heroes.
Will the five characters make it out of this alive? Will you see Chris Pratt attempt to dance battle his way out of trouble? There’s only one way to find out.
Heather: I hadn’t heard of this movie before seeing it, and I’m glad for that. A friend decided on the movie and I laughed incredibly hard at it. The characters are absolute gold and the soundtrack is wonderful.