Best Movie of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

So 2014 is coming to a wrap pretty soon and who knew that one of my favorite movies of the year starred a tree and a talking raccoon? Guardians of the Galaxy came out in August and I went with a friend to go see it. I was blown away by how good this movie actually was.

Guardians of the Galaxy stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, and Karen Gillan. The main character is Peter Quill/Star-Lord played by Chris Pratt. He goes to other planets and collects valuable items and sells them for money. He is a petty thief. He finds this orb on one of these collecting missions and it turns out to be pretty valuable. Peter Quill comes to encounter Rocket the Racoon and his partner Groot, Gamora, a female assassin, and Drax the Destroyer. Together they need to protect this orb from other parties seeking it for the wrong reasons. That’s really all I want to say about this movie because I don’t want to give anything away. I recommend watching this movie because it reminds me of our generation’s The Empire Strikes Back.

My two favorite characters are definitely Groot and Gamora. Groot only says three lines in the entire movie He’s a huge tree and he uses his branches to help save the entire gang throughout the movie. I like Gamora because she doesn’t need anyone to help save her. She is fine on her own but yet she is a really important team player.

I love the soundtrack! I have the playlist and I listen to it when I work out or even when I’m studying at school. My favorite song from the soundtrack has got to be Go All the Way by The Raspberries. The music is just so fun and I can be in a horrible mood and listen to this soundtrack and it makes me feel a little better.

This is definitely my favorite movie of 2014. It has an excellent cast, a fun soundtrack, and a great story. Plus how can you resist a small, baby-dancing Groot?

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