Guardians of the Galaxy Thursday, 20 June 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Groot-vy.

  • Starring:

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro

  • Directed by:

    James Gunn

  • Running time:

    121 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot (lasers), kidnapped by aliens, kicked, prodded, exploded, pursued, thrown the air, bludgeoned, hogtied, punched, bitten, face-grabbed, hacked, sliced, tasered, held at knife-point, throat-grabbed, elbowed, headbutted, abducted, slapped, stabbed, impaled, run over, electric-shocked. Throat-slitting gestures. Fireballs, explosions, bar brawl, shattered glass, mid-air collisions, aircraft crashes, stolen object. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Cutting head off mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, dismembered limb, severed head, severed hand. A sharp instrument punctures a chest. Peeling/melting flesh, burning skin, singed wounds. Bloody faces, mouth, ear, temple, grazes. Black eye, bruising, scars, wound-healing. Animal skeleton. Creatures eaten.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Nude figure (side-view). Skimpy clothing, cleavage, bare midriffs. Shirtless men, man in underwear. Ogling, crotch-adjusting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol, intoxication. Gambling.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Derogatory term for women. Slang for genitals, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Peter Quill, space opera, science fiction, family, death, Walkman, betrayal, power orbs, sacrifice, space travel, slavery, orphans, unlikely friendships, teamwork, bitterness, revenge, mutiny, experimentation, sentient beings, music compilations, bad retro classics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother, orphan. Murdered family mentioned. Hospital, prison, bar settings. Full moon. Dog, dino-rats, giant eel-like creatures, raccoon. Spitting. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Charming, engaging, rare, wondrous, droll, offbeat, whizzy, funny, game-changing, modern, refreshing, corny, dopey, sincere, romantic, thrilling, exhilarating, shameless, silly, defiant, crowd-pleasing, risky, absurd. Winning group of characters, frequent film references/homages, astonishing tech credits, giddy energy, popping visuals, twisty script, breathless pace.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Familiar, confusing, chaotic, empty, unimaginative, forced. Rote/heavy action sequences, washout bad guy, witless comedy, murky 3D, some poor acting, unearned melodrama.

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