Guardians Of The Galaxy: What You Need To Know
It was billed as Marvel’s biggest risk, a space opera featuring a talking racoon and a tree that says the same word over and over again, but Guardians Of The Galaxy has proved to be a huge hit and proved, once and for all, that the studio truly does have a golden touch.
It is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (November 24th), here is everything you need to know about the summer’s biggest hit.
What’s the plot?
It’s a bit like this. We’re in a galaxy a long way from Earth, where Peter Quill, a human scratching a living as a strange intergalactic thief, steals a mysterious orb. This orb, bizarrely, makes him the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser.
To help defeat Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill gradually assembles a team of ragbag space criminals including a talking raccoon, a tree and a deadly assassin, Together, they become the Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Who’s in it?
Parks And Recreation star Chris Pratt leads the way as Peter Quill, abducted from Earth as an 11-year old, he’s reinvented himself as a thief for hire and renamed himself Star-Lord. He’s joined in the gang by Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora the assassin, sometime wrester Dave Bautista who takes the role of man mountain Drax, Vin Diesel voices Groot and Bradley Cooper lends his luxurious voice to the part of Rocket.
The Hobbit star Lee Pace takes the role of villain Ronan The Accuser, while there are also notable appearances from John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Djimon Honsou and Glenn Close. We also get to see Josh Brolin make his debut as super-villain Thanos.
Does it deliver?
And then some. This was a hard-sell initially, there’s a lot of explain, tonnes of back story to set up and a trailer that made it look like a knockabout comedy. The film itself is superb, full of witty one-liners and awesome action sequences, the whole thing is just so much fun.
Guardians Of The Galaxy is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (November 24th).