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Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 2014
  • PG-13
  • 121min
  • 91%
  • 8.1 / 10

The film follows Peter Quill, a human being abducted from Earth by space pirates. He escapes with a mysterious orb as he is confronted. Quill is then captured, along with a racoon named Rocket and his companion, Groot, and Gamora. Inside prison, they meet Drax, and together they escape the prison to stop a villain from taking control of the universe.

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A mixtape appears throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, a prize that is held dearly by Peter Quill. Titled Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the first soundtrack album with previously released songs to ever top the Billboard 200 chart. It became the second best-selling soundtrack album, selling 426,000 copies. A limited edition cassette version was released by Hollywood Records on November 28, 2014. The album consisted of songs from 1970s and 1980s, which are reminiscent of Peter Quill's desire to stay connected to his home on Earth. The film's musical score was composed by Tyler Bates, a long time partner of James Gunn in his movies. Bates's work is credited much in the action and horror film genres, as well as in television and video games. Some of his other notable works are featured in, Dawn of the Dead, 300, God of War: Ascension, and The Purge. Besides his involvement in film, TV, and video games, he is also the lead guitarist for rock band, Marilyn Manson.

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Directed and co-written by James Gunn with Nicole Perlman, Guardians of the Galaxy is another superhero film from the Marvel Cinema franchise. Adapted from Marvel Comics, the team is comprised of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. The film had its release in theaters on August 1, 2014 in 3D and IMAX. It was a commercial success, earning $773.3 million worldwide. It also garnered praise for its elements of humor, acting, direction, soundtrack, visual effects, and action scenes.