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James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' may not be entirely kid friendly

According to Cinema Blend on Thursday, there may stand to reason that "Guardians of the Galaxy" may not be really kid friendly to the Marvel Cinematic Universe attending audience. Though there is an adorable talking raccoon, he has a tendency to blurt out colorful metaphors. There's also a humanoid-like tree that doesn't curse, but just exclaims "I am Groot!" on occasion as he wreaks havoc on his enemies.

Rocket as voiced by Bradley Cooper in James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, used with permission

The question does remain though both lovable and violent do exist in this film, with its current rating, it's usually advisable to bring an adult along anyhow. People who may have seen Gunn's previous works such as "Super" and "Slither" indeed to not qualify as any kind of family friendly film.

In comparison to other Marvel movies, this film is a bit more grittier and rebellious than Joss Whedon's "Avengers" film. Such scenes show Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana, topless. Fear not, one can only see her back and not her front in the promotional pieces as the final cut of this part isn't in the film. Also, there is a scene where Groot impales many enemies in one fell swoop while he moves around back and forth like marionette dolls.

Now, it is a matter of opinion of what parents may consider inappropriate for young children. If they are used to seeing R-rated movies in your presence, then "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be pale in comparison, but if a parent is attempting to ease their children into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Gunn film wouldn't necessarily be the one for starters.

For one, there are some exploding space sequences, aliens fighting aliens, and so on. There is one scene where an alien explodes after grabbing an Infinity Stone bare fisted, a move not necessarily advisable for a mere mortal. It wasn't all to disturbing, but gory by science fiction standards.

Another concern is that a child may not get the plot of the film as there are political elements added to the mix. Ronan the Accuser and Thanos are characters that are difficult to understand as it may be just as a challenge for adults.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters tomorrow Aug. 1.

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