‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (No Spoiler) Review 3/5
Opening this weekend is the family friendly PG-13 adaptation of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.' This action packed galactic tale stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka “Starlord” by nobody. Who is a young renegade who soon finds himself mixed up with the likes of and a vengeful father (Dave Bautista), forsaken daughter (Zoe Saldana), genetically experimented raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and a “dumb tree” (voiced by Vin Diesel). The unlikely group then bands together to try and stop a godlike force that is threatening to annihilate a stable and secure world.
Since the rating is young welcoming, the language is very dialed back, the action mainly suggestive and the content reserved. However, there does still remain a lot of “adult material,” but it is so seamlessly interwoven into the dialogue that there is very little room for complaint. But the fact remains that this is movie targeted at youth, so it does get slow and drag occasionally, so unless you’re either a fan of the comic or need an entertaining outing for the family, I’d suggest sitting this one out. Despite this, the theater on opening night was nearly sold out, so that is not to say that it’s unbearable for adult viewers.
At the close, I would like to thank Epic Theaters for their providing a very amiable theater in which to view this (and other) movies and recommend that you go to one of their several local locations for your next cinematic experience.