In theatres this weekend the smart, tongue-in-cheek space opera ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. A bunch of unlikey superheroes are on a quest to save the cosmos in Marvel’s latest cinematic adventure.

The film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Vin Diesel (Groot) and Bradley Cooper (Rocket).

Marvel has brought us the blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, and now comes a brand new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded into the cosmos! Chris Pratt leads the unlikely heroes – Rocket, an aggressive gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly Gamora and Drax the Destroyer. “If we are going to save the galaxy, we’re gonna have to do it together.”

As is now expected from Marvel Studios the inclusion of special post-credit sequences at the end of the movie are worth waiting for. We don’t want to spoil things if you haven’t seen the movie, so suffice to say, remember to stay for the credits, you won’t be disappointed. It’s one of the best post-credit sequences, ever.

We love the soundtrack – it’s quite retro, suggesting that the Studio are expecting ‘middle’ youth, not just teenagers to enjoy this epic adventure.

The best character in our opinion is Groot, played by our favourite actor Vin Diesel – “I didn’t realise how much I love trees” – Vin said of his role.

The movie website IMDB have given the movie a 9/10 rating and Rotten Tomatoes have given it a whopping 90%.

Initial Release: August 1, 2014 (USA)
Running Time: 122 minutes