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Guardians Of The Galaxy Family Movie Review

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

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MPAA Rating

For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

James Gunn

Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

Marvel Studios

Release Date/In Theaters

Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Review for Parents

-by Ginger Shelby

Guardians of the Galaxy is filled with action, adventure, alien abductions, strange orbs, lasers and plenty of sci-fi fun. Peter Quill receives a strange package from his dying mother, and as soon as he walks outside the hospital, he is immediately abducted by aliens. Now, he becomes the target of an evil villain named Ronan the Accuser. Quill assembles a crack team to save the galaxy from this dreaded fiend. This movie has received great reviews from classic sci-fi fans, but this parental guide to the movies has a few cautions for parents before you bring it home and stick it in the Blu-Ray.

This movie is a basic good guys fighting bad guys plot and it may be a little too violent for the younger members of the audience. Marvel films are not known for being calm and sedate. There is some mild sexual content, such as a man eyeing a woman as she climbs up a flight of stairs. The womens' outfits are a little low cut. There is a little girl shown sitting in a t-shirt and panties on the Star Lord's table. There is a near kiss, but she decides to pull a knife and hold it to his throat instead.

Marvel world is a violent one. There are plenty of people being blown up. Much of the violence is only suggested and happens off screen. For instance, a person gets strangled and drops to the ground, but you don't know if they are actually dead. The suggestion is that they are dead, but you do not actually see it. Scenes such as this are common throughout the movie. Other than that people get shocked with cattle prods, have their necks snapped, and people who touch the orb immediately disintegrate. There is sword fighting, punching, kicking and other more creative means of bodily harm. Then, there is the basic foul language. Without going into the details, one could say that the language in the movie at times is not exactly terms of endearment.

Guardians of the Galaxy is great science fiction, but it is a Marvel world. This may be one of the most original they have come out with in a long time. As a parent, you know what your family and your children best, so taking these words of advice, it is up to you to decide, but this family movie review thinks that it is not for those under the age of 12. It is too much to be considered a real kid's movie.

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