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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Family Movies Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

My family just saw Guardians of the Galaxy this morning. At first glance, this is a movie that most adults would likely think, what the heck? After all, the main group of “super heroes” are a human male, green woman, raccoon, huge blueish guy with red tattoos, and a large creature that looks kind of like a rotting tree. Being a fan of the other Marvel Comic movies, I was still a bit skeptical about this one since the characters seemed so bizarre.

After seeing the trailer and reading some other reviews, I decided it was worth a shot. I am glad I took the chance since my entire family thoroughly enjoyed the movie. My kids are 9 and 11. I sometimes struggle with whether or not PG-13 is still beyond them. Since we’ve seen other PG-13 movies in the Marvel series, I figured this would be OK. I am no always comfortable with the violence, but it is more “fantasy violence” where good guys always win.

The part that caught me off guard was the language. There were quite a few swear words that made me want to put earmuffs on the kids. All of these words were  completely unnecessary. The movie is in no way full of foul language, but it’s a shame that there are any swear words at all.

Other than the language, we all really enjoyed this movie. I found myself laughing out loud and even feeling touched by the friendships these unlikely heroes form throughout the story.

Family Movies Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Speaking of the story. Here are the basics without giving too much away:

– Human guy ends up in space afters childhood tragedy
– Green woman leaves warlord “father” for a better life
– Raccoon bounty hunter created from science projects of the future
– Tree-like creature who only says 3 words
– Huge blue/green guy seeking revenge

Somehow these five become a band of misfits who need to save the universe. What’s not to love? The casting is great. Bradley Cooper does a fantastic job as the voice of Rocket the Racoon. Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana are also perfect in their roles.

I give this movie a big thumbs up. I might even see it again. I just hope I can find a “clean” version of the DVDs without the swear words for my kids.

We did not see the 3-D version. My son and I get motion sickness super easily so pictures popping out at us never feels right for our brains. So far, my friends have only seen the regular version so I have no review points on the 3-D option. If you have feedback, feel free to share in a comment.

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