Guardians of the Galaxy (Guardians of the Galaxy) is a 2014 film directed by James Gunn.
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is the tenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the fourth film of the so-called Phase Two. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film was written by Gunn and Nicole Perlman and includes among its protagonists Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou , John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro.
Announced at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, the film was released on 1 August 2014 in the US and October 22 in Italy, even in 3D and IMAX 3D. In 2015 the film gets two nominations for Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup. In 2017 he will be released sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
In 1988, soon after the death of his mother, little Peter Quill is abducted by a group of space pirates called "Ravagers", led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later, on the uninhabited planet Morag, Quill steals a mysterious sphere, the Orb. Quill is hampered by Korath, an ally of the wicked extremist Kree, known as Ronan the Accuser. Quill can sow Korath and escape from Morag with the ball, but Yondu, came to know of the theft and affected ORB, he puts a price on his head, while Ronan sends the lethal assassin Gamora to retrieve the ball.
Quill goes on Xandar, the capital of Nova, where he tries to sell the ball to the Broker, but he came to know of the interest of Ronan for the artifact, he decided to suspend the negotiations. Following Gamora ambushes Quill and steals the Orb, then Quill sets out to track. During the fight that followed, intervening two bounty hunters: a raccoon genetically modified, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, an alien resembling a humanoid tree. Gamora the two defeats but Quill puts it on the ground. The Nova Corps intervene and arrest the four that are headed to Kyln, a maximum security prison space. In prison Gamora is attacked by Drax the Destroyer, a prisoner seeking revenge on Ronan, responsible for the deaths of his family. Quill can convince Drax to spare the life of Gamora, which revealed that he had betrayed Ronan, who wants to destroy Xandar and with it millions of innocents. After learning that Gamora knows someone interested in the sphere Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Gamora same team up to flee Kyln.
Elsewhere Ronan meets the adoptive father of Gamora and Nebula, the fearsome Thanos, to discuss the betrayal of Gamora. Accompanied by Drax, Quill and the rest of the group managed to escape from Kyln aboard the Milan, the spaceship of Quill, and travel to Knowhere, a remote space station built into the head of a Celestial dead. The group meets with the Gamora contact, a collector called Taneleer Tivan. Tivan opens the sphere, revealing inside a gem of Infinity, an artifact of immeasurable power that only few can hold without dying. Carina suddenly, the tormented Assistant Collector, grabs the ball, setting off a powerful explosion that destroys the building.
Meanwhile Drax, drunk, send a message to Ronan. Ronan arrives on Knowhere and defeats Drax, while the rest of the group tries to escape from Ronan soldiers, led by the slimy, cruel sister Gamora, Nebula. Nebula destroys the Gamora shuttle, leaving her dying in space, and Ronan escapes with the ball. Quill contacts with Yondu and then heads Gamora to try to save her. Yondu arrives in time and save the two. Rocket Raccoon, Groot Drax and threaten to attack the ship to rescue Yondu Gamora and Quill, but the latter managed to convince Yondu to help him to recover the Orb. Following Quill sends a message to Nova Prime and Rhomann Dey, informing them of the imminent attack of the accuser. The Dark Aster, his flagship, Ronan decided to keep to ourselves the ball, uniting it to his war hammer, and gets in touch with Thanos, threatening to kill him immediately after destroying Xandar. Nebula, full of resentment against the foster father, takes the side of Ronan.
In orbit above Xandar comes the Dark Aster, which is attacked by the Ravagers, the Nova Corps and the Quill Group, which is able to penetrate the defenses of the ship. Ronan uses the power of the gem to destroy the Nova Corps fleet. Drax kills Korath while Gamora defeats Nebula, which precipitates from the ship but manages to escape on a spaceship of the Ravagers. The group meets at the mercy of the power, but Ronan Rocket crashes into the Milan against the Dark Aster, which precipitates on Xandar. As the ship falls Groot sacrifices himself for his friends, creating a shield around them. Ronan emerges from the wreckage of the ship, ready to destroy Xandar; Quill manages to distract him with a song, allowing Rocket and Drax to destroy his hammer. Quill managed to grab the Gemma accuser and, with the help of Gamora, Drax and Rocket, manages to contain the power and to use it to disintegrate Ronan.
Following Yondu asks Quill to give him the ball, but the human tricks him, giving him a ball with a doll inside and delivering the real ball to Nova Corps, so that you can to secure. Ravagers while they go Yondu looks to have done well twenty-six years earlier, not to hand over Quill to his father, as it should have done. Xandar of the Nova Corps cancels all previous crimes of the Quill Group, now known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Quill turns out to be only half-human, since his father is part of an ancient and unknown race. Later Peter decides to discard the last gift from her mother: a box containing her favorite songs. The Guardians depart aboard the Milan, rebuilt by Xandariani, along with a jar containing a small Groot, reborn with a sprig.
In scene after the end credits the Collector is located in the middle of his bed, completely destroyed, along with two of his pieces from the collection: a cosmonaut dog and a talking duck.