Guardians of the Galaxy (film)

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You said it yourself, bitch: We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.
It's time we stand up for what is right.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American comedic science–fiction film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by James Gunn. Screenplay by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman.
All heroes start somewhere.
See also:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008 team)

Star-Lord / Peter Quill[edit]

I was only a kid when I left Earth, and I had no idea what the universe had in store for me.
  • Bereet! Okay, I'm gonna be totally honest with you ... I forgot you were here.
  • They got my dick message!

Gamora[edit]

  • I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.
  • I know who you are, Peter Quill! And I am not some starry-eyed waif here to sccumb to your... your...pelvic sorcery!
  • I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends.
  • We're just like Kevin Bacon!

Drax the Destroyer[edit]

  • Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.
  • YES! Ha, ha, ha! [after the Milano blows a hole in Ronan's ship and crash-lands inside]

Groot[edit]

  • I am Groot.
    • His only statement throughout most of the film, with various inflections.
  • We are Groot.
    • His statement as he sacrifices himself to save the group.

Rocket Raccoon[edit]

Ain't no thing like me, 'cept me!
  • Ain't no thing like me, 'cept me!
  • Look at this guy. Can you believe they call us criminals when he's assaulting us with that haircut?
  • You just wanna suck the joy outta everything.
    • After Gamora tells him there will be no moons blown up.
  • YOU'RE MAKIN'... ME... BEAT... UP... GRASS!!
    • After Drax and Groot tell him that they want to save Quill and Gamora.
  • Let's make something clear. This one here's our booty! You wanna get to him, you go through us! Or more accurately... We go through you!!
    • Speaking to the prisoners who want to pick on Quill.

Ronan[edit]

  • They call me terrorist, radical, zealot because I obey the ancient laws of my people, the Kree.... and punish those who do not. Because I do not forgive your people for taking the life of my father, and his father, and his father before him. A thousand years of war between us will not be forgotten!
    • Speaking his motto.
  • People of Xandar! The time has come to rejoice and reannounce your paltry GODS! Your salvation... is at hand. [begins shouting in Kree]
    • Speaking to the Xandanians before he meant to destroy Xandar.

Dialogue[edit]

Korath: Drop it! [aims his rifle at Quill]
Quill: Uh... hey.
Korath: [gives an order to his men in his native language, then speaks to Quill] Drop it now!
Quill: [Dropping the orb] Hey, okay. Cool, man. No problem. [the Sakaaran soldiers start to poke him with their Necroblasters] No problem. At all.
Korath: [picks up the orb] How do you know about this?
Quill: I don't even know what that is. I'm just a junker, man. Just checkin' stuff out.
Korath: You don't look like a junker; you're wearing Ravager garb.
Quill: This is just an outfit, man. [aside, to a Sakaaran soldier] Ninja Turtle, you better stop poking me!
Korath: WHAT IS YOUR NAME?!
Quill: My name is Peter Quill, okay?! Dude, chill out!
Korath: MOVE!
Quill: Why?
Korath: Ronan may have questions for you.
Quill: [stalling] Hey, you know what? There's another name you might know me by! ...Star-Lord.
Korath: [confused] Who?
Quill: [disappointed] Star-Lord, man! The legendary outlaw? [Korath simply shrugs] Guys?
Korath: MOVE!
Quill: Oh, forget this.

Ronan: With all due respect, Thanos, your daughter made this mess, and yet you summon me.
The Other: I would lower my voice, Accuser.
Ronan: First, she lost a battle to some primitive.
The Other: Thanos put Gamora under your charge!
Ronan: Then she was apprehended by the Nova Corps.
The Other: You are the one here with nothing to show for it!
Ronan: Your sources say that she meant to betray us the whole time!
The Other: LOWER YOUR TONE!!! I MAY BE YOUR--
[Ronan swings his universal warhammer at the Other, killing him. He stares at Thanos, sitting on his floating throne, his back to the Accuser.]
Ronan: I only ask that you take this matter seriously.
[Thanos' throne turns, revealing him.]
Thanos: The only matter I do not take seriously, boy, is you. Your politics bore me. Your demeanor is that of a pouty child. And, apparently, you alienated my favorite daughter, Gamora. [Nebula scowls] I shall honor our agreement, Kree, if you bring me the Orb. But return to me again empty-handed, and I will bathe the star-ways in your blood.
Nebula: Thanks, Dad. Sounds fair.

Rocket: If we're gonna get outta here, we gonna need to get into that watch tower, and to do that, I'm gonna need a few things. The guards wear security bands to control their ins and outs. I need one.
Gamora: Leave it to me.
Rocket: That dude there. I need his prosthetic leg.
Quill: His leg?
Rocket: Yeah. God knows I don't need the rest of him. Look at him. He's useless.
Quill: ... All right.
Rocket: And finally, on the wall back there is a black panel. Blinky yellow light. You see it?
Quill: Yeah.
Rocket: There's a quarnex battery behind it. Purplish box. Green wires. To get into that watch tower, I definitely need it.
Gamora: How are we supposed to do that?
Rocket: Well, supposedly, these bald bodies find you attractive, so maybe you could work out some sort of trade.
Gamora: [Groot starts walking toward the panel] You must be joking.
Rocket: No, I really heard they find you attractive.
Quill: Look. It's 20 feet up in the air and it's in the middle of the most heavily guarded part of the prison. It's impossible to get up there without being seen.
Rocket: I got one plan, and that plan requires this frickin' quarnex battery, so FIGURE IT OUT! [Groot removes the panel, which hits a passing inmate on the head and knocks him out] Can I get back to it? Thanks. [Drax spots Groot trying to remove the battery] Now, this is important. Once the battery is removed, everything is gonna slam into emergency mode. Once we have it, we gotta move quickly, so you definitely need to get that last. [Groot removes the battery, setting off the alarms] ... Or we could just get it first and improvise.
Gamora: I'll get the armband.
Quill: Leg.

Quill: Yeah, I'll have to agree with the walking thesaurus on that one.
Drax: Do not ever call me a thesaurus.
Quill: It's just a metaphor, dude.
Rocket: His people are completely literal. Metaphors are gonna go over his head.
Drax: Nothing goes over my head...! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

Drax: [to Quill] You! Man who has lain with an A'askvarian!
Quill: [miffed] It was just one time, man.

Drax: [points at Rocket] I recognize this animal! We'd roast them over a flame pit as children. Their flesh was quite delicious!
Rocket: NOT! HELPING!

Gamora: And Quill? Your ship is filthy.
Quill: Oh, she has no idea. If I had a black light, this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.
Rocket: [disgusted] You got issues, Quill.

Gamora: I'm a warrior, an assassin. I do not dance.
Quill: Really? Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is.
Gamora: ... Who put the sticks up their butts? That is cruel.

[Quill and Gamora break up a drunken brawl between Drax and Rocket]
Quill: Whoa! Whoa! What are you doing?!
Drax: This vermin speaks of affairs he knows nothing about!
Rocket: That is true!
Drax: He has no respect!
Rocket: That is ALSO true!
Quill: HOLD ON! HOLD ON!
Rocket: [Groot rubs his sore jaw] Keep callin' me "vermin", tough guy! You just wanna laugh at me, like everyone else!
Quill: Rocket, you're drunk. All right? No one's laughing at you.
Rocket: He thinks I'm some stupid thing! He does! [crying] Well, I didn't ask to get made! I didn't ask to be torn apart and put back together over and over, and turned into some... some little MONSTER!
Quill: Rocket, no one's calling you a monster.
Rocket: [points at Drax] He called me "vermin"! She [Gamora] called me "rodent"! Let's see if you can laugh after five or six good shots through your FRICKIN' FACE! [draws his rifle at Drax]
Quill: No, no, no, no! Four billion units! Rocket! Come on, man. Hey! Suck it up for one more lousy night and you're rich.
[After an uneasy silence. . . .]
Rocket: [. . . . he finally lowers his rifle] Fine. But I can't promise when all this is over, I'm not gonna kill every last one of you jerks.
Quill: See?! [turning to Drax and Gamora] That's exactly why none of you have any friends! Five seconds after you meet somebody, you're already trying to kill them!
Drax: We have traveled halfway across the quadrant! And Ronan is no closer to being dead.

[After the Infinity Stone contained in the Orb destroys Tivan's museum]
Gamora: How could I think Tivan could contain whatever was within the Orb?
Rocket: [altogether shocked and shaken] WHAT DO YOU STILL HAVE IT FOOORRR?!
Quill: Well, what were we gonna do? Leave it in there?!
Rocket: [ignoring Quill] I can't believe you had that in your purse!
Quill: [defensive] It's not a purse; it's a knapsack!
Gamora: We have to take this to the Nova Corps. There's a chance they can contain it.
Rocket: Are you kidding me?! We're wanted by the Nova Corps!! Just give it to Ronan!
Quill: What, so he can destroy the galaxy?!
Rocket: What are you? Some saint, all of a sudden? What has the galaxy ever done for you? Why would you wanna to save it?!
Quill: Because I'm one of the idiots who lives in it!

Nebula: You are a disappointment, sister. Out of all our siblings, I hated you least.
Gamora: Nebula, please. If Ronan gets this stone, he'll kill us all.
Nebula: [smiles cruelly] Not all of us. You will already be dead.

[After Quill and Gamora are captured by Yondu]
Rocket: [lands his pod right in front of Groot, who is seen helping Drax after his fight against Ronan, and gets out] Blasted idiot. They're all idiots. Quill just got himself captured! [yelling at Drax] None of this ever would've happened if you didn't try to singlehandedly take on a FRICKIN' ARMY!
Drax: [ashamed] You're right. I was a fool. All the anger, all the rage... it was just to cover my loss.
Rocket: [after watching him for a moment, Rocket starts mocking Drax] "Aww, boo-hoo-hoo. My wife and child are dead!" [Groot gasps at Rocket's mockery] Oh, I don't care if it's mean. Everybody's got dead people! It's no excuse to get everybody else dead along the way! Come on, Groot. Ronan has the Stone. The only chance we got is to get to the other side of the universe as fast as we can and maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to live full lives before that whack-job ever gets there.
Groot: [Groot rises to his feet in defiance] ... I am Groot.
Rocket: Save them? How!?
Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: I know they're the only friends that we ever had, but there's an army of Ravagers around them. And there's only two of us!
Drax: [rises and stands next to Groot] ... Three.
[Rocket grunts to himself in frustration, and turns to soon kick the ground with his feet]
Rocket: YOU'RE MAKIN'... ME... BEAT... UP... GRASS!

Ronan: Bring you the orb, and you will destroy Xandar for me. However, now that I know it contains an Infinity Stone, I wonder what use I have for you.
Thanos: BOY! I would reconsider your current course!
[Ronan opens up the orb and looks at the Power Stone inside]
Korath: Master, you cannot!! Thanos is the most powerful being in the universe!
Ronan: Not anymore. [he embeds the Infinity Stone in his warhammer and wields its power into his body] YOU CALL ME "BOY"?! I will unfurl one thousand years of Kree justice on Xandar AND BURN IT TO ITS CORE!!! Then, Thanos... I'm coming for you! [he ends his call to Thanos]
Nebula: After Xandar, you're going to kill my father?
Ronan: You dare to oppose me?
Nebula: You see what he has turned me into. You kill him, and I will help you destroy a thousand planets.

Yondu: When I picked you up as a kid, these boys wanted to eat you! They ain't never tasted Terran before! I saved your life!
Quill: Oh, will you shut up about that?! God! Twenty years you've been throwing that in my face! Like it's some great thing, "not eating me"! Normal people don't even THINK about eating someone else! Much less, that person having to be grateful for it!

Quill: If you kill me, you're saying goodbye to the biggest score you've ever seen.
Yondu: The Stone? I hope you got a better idea, 'cause ain't no one stealin' from Ronan.
Quill: We got a ringer. [glances at Gamora] She knows everything there is about Ronan. His ships, his army…
Gamora: He's vulnerable.
Quill: So what do you think, Yondu, huh? Me and you, taking down scores, side by side, like the old days?
[Yondu glares at Quill...then calls off his dart and hugs Quill]
Yondu: [laughs] Let 'im go! Ya always had scrote, son! That's why we kept ya up as a kid!

[Drax, Groot and Rocket track down the Ravagers who took Quill and Gamora]
Rocket: Attention, idiots! The lunatic on the top of this craft is holding a Hadron Enforcer. It's a weapon of my own design.
Yondu: What the hell?
Rocket: If you don't hand over our companions now, he's gonna tear your ship a new one. A very big new one.
Yondu: I ain't buyin' it.
Rocket: I am giving you to the count of five. [Quill and Gamora start to panic] Five, four, three--
Quill: No, wait! Hold on! Rocket, it's me! For God's sake! We figured it out! We're fine!
[pause]
Rocket: [nonchalantly] Oh, hey, Quill. What's going on?

Quill: Oh, you wanna talk about senseless? How about trying to save us by blowing us up?
Rocket: We were only gonna blow you up if they didn't turn you over.
Quill: And how on Earth were they gonna turn us over when you only gave 'em a count of five?!
Rocket: Well, we didn't have time to work out the minutiae of the plan! This is what we get for acting altruistically...!
Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: They ARE ungrateful!

Gamora: We have to stop Ronan.
Rocket: How?!
Quill: I have a plan.
Rocket: You've got a plan?
Quill: Yes.
Rocket: First of all, you're copying me from when I said I had a plan.
Quill: No, I'm not! People say that all the time, it's not that unique of a thing to say.
Rocket: Secondly, I don't even believe you have a plan.
Quill: I have... part of a plan!
Drax: What percentage of a plan do you have?
Gamora: YOU don't get to ask questions after the nonsense you pulled on Knowhere.
Drax: I just saved Quill!
Quill: We've already established that you destroying the ship that I'm on is not saving me!
Drax: When did we establish that?
Quill: LIKE, THREE SECONDS AGO!
Drax: Oh, I wasn't listening. I was thinking of something else.
Gamora: [frustrated] Aaugh...
Rocket: [to Drax] She's right, you don't get an opinion. [to Quill] What percentage?
Quill: I dunno. Twelve percent.
Rocket: "Twelve percent"?! [breaks into raucous laughter]
Quill: That's a fake laugh.
Rocket: IT'S REAL!
Quill: Totally fake!
Rocket: That is the most real, authentic, hysterical laugh of my entire life, because that is not a plan!
Gamora: It's barely a concept.
Quill: You're taking their side?!
Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: So what, "It's better than eleven percent"? What the hell does that have to do with anything?!
Quill: [To Groot] Thank you, Groot. Thank you. See? Groot's the only one of you who has a clue. [Groot starts eating a leaf on his shoulder]

Quill: I look around at us... and you know what I see? Losers. [the others give him an off look] I mean, like, folks who have lost stuff. And we have, man, we have, all of us. Our homes. Our families. Normal lives. And usually life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it's giving us something. It is giving us a chance.
Drax: To do what?
Quill: ...To give a shit, for once, and not run away. I for one am not going to stand by and watch as Ronan wipes out billions of innocent lives.
Rocket: Quill... Stopping Ronan... It's impossible. You're asking us to die.
Quill: ... Yeah. I guess I am.
[A pause]
Gamora: Quill, I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. [stands up] I will be grateful to die among my friends.
Drax : [stands up] You are an honorable man, Quill. I will fight beside you. And in the end, see my wife and daughter again.
Groot: [stands up] I am Groot.
[they look expectantly at Rocket]
Rocket: [resigned sigh] Aww, what the hell? I don't got that long a lifespan anyway. [stands up] Well, now I'm standing. You all happy? We're all standing up now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle.

Rhomann Dey: He said that he's "an a-hole". But he's not, and I'm quoting him here, "100% a dick".
Nova Prime: Do you believe him?
Rhomann Dey: Well, I don't believe anyone is 100% a dick, ma'am--
Nova Prime: I mean, do you believe he's here to help?
Rhomann Dey: ... Yeah.

Denarian Saal: Peter Quill, this is Denarian Saal of the Nova Corps. For the record, I advised them against trusting you here.
Quill: [to Gamora] They got my dick message.
Saal: Prove me wrong!

[inside Ronan's ship, the Dark Aster]
Drax: I can barely see.
[Groot releases a cloud of firefly-like spores, illuminating the hallway]
Drax: [awed] When did you learn to do that?
Quill: Pretty sure the answer is "I am Groot." [Groot smiles and nods]

Drax: I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am that you've accepted me despite my blunders. It is pleasing to once again have friends. You, Quill, are my friend.
Quill: Thanks.
Drax: This dumb tree, he is my friend.
[Groot grunts]
Drax: And this green whore, she too is my--
Gamora: OH, YOU MUST STOP!
[Nebula ambushes the team, bent on killing Gamora]
Nebula: GAMORA! Look at what you've done! You've always been weak! You stupid, traitorous--
[Drax hits her point-blank with a shot from a bazooka]
Drax: Nobody talks to my friends like that.

Korath: Star-Lord!
Quill: Finally!

[Groot intends to sacrifice himself to protect the others]
Rocket: No, Groot! You can't. You'll die. [starts crying] Why are you doing this?! Why?
[Groot wipes away Rocket's tears]
Groot: We...are...Groot.

[Quill, Gamora, Drax and Rocket all touch each other after Quill holds the Stone, and with all sharing its burden]
Ronan: [horrified] You're mortal! How?!
Quill: You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.
[Ronan attempts to attack them with his warhammer, but Quill opens his hand with the Stone, releasing its energy into Ronan and destroying him. Then Quill and Gamora seal the Stone in the container]

Gamora: Your wife and child shall rest well, knowing that you have avenged them.
Drax: Yes. Of course Ronan was only a puppet. It's really Thanos that I need to kill.

Quill: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? Bit of both?
Gamora: We'll follow your lead...Star-Lord.
Quill: Bit of both!
[The Guardians leave to their next mission in their ship as the song "I Want You Back" from the Jackson 5 plays]

[In a Post-Credit scene set in the Collector's destroyed museum, a battered, beaten-up Collector in seen drinking in a green cup as Cosmo the Space Dog licks him.]
Howard the Duck: What do you let it lick you like that for? Gross. [takes a drink] Yeah! But it burns going down.

Quotes about Guardians of the Galaxy[edit]

I was a little worried that I was going to look like an overgrown fetus. ~ Karen Gillan
  • Here, a pulse, wit, beauty and a real sensibility have been slipped into the fray, alongside the clockwork guffaws, kabooms and splats.
    Lifted by a cast of professional charmers and a “What, me worry?” vibe, Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those interstellar westerns about a motley group of appealing baddies who rise to the heroic occasion and ride to the rescue, on spaceships rather than Appaloosas. The John Wayne role here — or, really, the 1970s Harrison Ford one — belongs to Chris Pratt, an easygoing, comic performer who’s very good at putting up a persuasive cute-dumb front and then shifting into a slyer, more knowing register. … There are different ways to get lost in a movie, and while Guardians takes you down one after another crazy narrative turn, it also pulls you into — and, for the most part, keeps you in — a fully realized other world.
    • Manohla Dargis, in "Yee-Ha! Space Cowboy Rides to the Rescue" The New York Times (31 July 2014)]
  • Gamora is a green-skinned assassin known throughout the universe as a fearless warrior and the foster child of big bad Thanos. Sci-fi veteran Zoe Saldana steps into the character's boots for the film and says she learned more about the character from her 11-year-old comic-reading nephew than anyone else.
    “He goes, 'Who do you think Gamora is?'” Saldana recalled. "And I said, 'She’s a warrior.' He goes, 'Yeah, but not only is she a warrior, she’s an assassin and she’s very lethal but what saves her is the same thing that can doom her. She has a sense of righteousness. She’s a very righteous individual… and that was coming from like an 11-year-old boy and I was just like that’s it. That's gonna be like the overall like mojo of Gamora is her sense of always wanting to do the right thing, which is why she compels, she’s trying to ask the Guardians not to sell their souls for money, because if it means that a lot of people will lose their lives then it’s not really worth it, because she’s sort of like the one that kind of starts going in that direction and then everybody else kind of follows too, which is what I like the most about this movie is that we’re all starting like inmates.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy’s box office exploits have been highly touted, but the film has also cracked into the music realm in a big way.
    According to Billboard, the film’s soundtrack, titled Awesome Mix Vol. 1, is the first soundtrack to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts without featuring a single new, previously unreleased track. Awesome Mix Vol. 1 consists of classic ‘60s and ‘70s pop tunes, including cuts from the Jackson 5 and the Runaways.
    The soundtrack plays a central role in the film’s plot as well, with the collection of tunes constituting a mix given to main character Peter Quill by his late mother.
    • Chris Powers, in "Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Tops Billboard Charts" in Paste magazine (14 August 2014)
  • Director James Gunn has confirmed fan suspicions that Marvel hero Adam Warlock makes a cameo (in cocoon form) in Marvel's latest offering Guardians of the Galaxy. … Adam Warlock is a character created to be the perfect human at a scientific installation called The Beehive. … We know that Marvel are working towards a film which will bring everyone together as Thanos (Josh Brolin) threatens existence itself once he acquires the Infinity Stones and places them in the Infinity Gauntlet.  … This is believed to be Marvel's plan for Avengers 3, which is still some years off. When it does happen it will be an adaptation of Marvel's The Infinity Gauntlet comic, in which Adam Warlock plays a pivotal role.
    His cocoon was first spotted in the credits scene of Thor: The Dark World,
    which saw characters from that film visit The Collector's base aboard the space station Knowhere. 
    During the course of Gunn's movie, the Guardians encounter The Collector and bring to him an orb which he reveals to be an Infinity Stone. While explaining their origins, The Collector's red-skinned assistant touches the stone, levelling the entire room and destroying most of what is inside. … The film's post-credits scene shows The Collector sitting among his ruins … In the background of this scene we see that the cocoon is broken, meaning Adam Warlock has escaped and is now walking around Marvel's cinematic universe — most likely to show up Gunn's 2017 Guardians sequel.
  • Hard as it is to believe, within the memory of those still living, Marvel was not always the movie establishment's billion-dollar behemoth but a scrappy, iconoclastic comic book gadfly. So one of the most pleasant surprises of the altogether pleasant and surprising Guardians of the Galaxy is that it takes us back to Marvel's roots and the subversive satisfactions those early days provided. … Blessed with a loose, anarchic B-picture soul that encourages you to enjoy yourself even when you're not quite sure what's going on, the scruffy Guardians is irreverent in a way that can bring the first Star Wars to mind … This Five Against the House ragtag bunch of misfits, rascals and rebels, a kind of garage band of the universe, form an alliance of the dispossessed that makes up in attitude what it lacks in status.

Taglines[edit]

  • You're Welcome
  • All heroes start somewhere.
  • When things get bad, they'll do their worst.
  • From the studio that brought you "The Avengers"

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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