Guardians of the Galaxy is an excellent throw back to fun summer movies. Watching it gave me that same great feeling of fun and humor I had as a youngster… akin to an Indiana Jones movie. Heck, one of the opening scenes is an homage to that of Raiders of the Lost Arc. Plenty of amazing set pieces and explosions, but enough laughs to keep it laid back.
Guardians Of The Galaxy is based off of the cult favorite Marvel comic books by the same name. Check them out here.
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka the not quite famous outlaw Star-Lord. Co-stars include Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Batista, and Riley Cooper. Despite the very emotional opening scene, its a mostly comedic adventure movie. When Star-Lord steals an artifact for his boss, then tries to cut him out of the deal, he ends up in real hot water. In addition to his boss placing a bounty on his head, an evil ruler also wants the artifact and sends his best assassin to retrieve it. When they all end up in jail they are forced to work together to get put, and ultimately try to save the galaxy.
A perfect summer movie for older kids and adults alike.