This movie is really very fun. Each of the characters has his own back story. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) was kidnapped just from earth after his mother passed away. He was raised by smugglers and thieves. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) was orphaned. She is green, and was raised by Ronan (Lee Pace), the psychopathic killer, and served him as an assassin. Rocket, (Bradley Cooper) the talking raccoon came about because of illegal experimentation and manipulation. Of course this manipulation was painful and left considerable scarring. Groot (Vin Diesel) is Rocket's partner. He is a walking tree. We really don't learn much of his background; but he is unique. These four have a chance meeting which leads to their arrest and imprisonment. Quill discovers an orb, which is high desired for its powers. Gamora is sent to kill Quill and get the orb. Rocket and Groot recognize Quill as someone with a bounty on his head, and they want to collect.
In prison they meet Drax (Dave Bautista) whose desire in life is to revenge the murders of his wife and daughter at the hands of Ronan. He first takes his vengeance on Gamora, but is convinced Gamora may be used as bait to attract Ronan. become a team, and work at breaking out together. They even recover the orb, and Quill's cassette tape of Earth songs. However Ronan is after them.
They get to the buyer who is going to make them rich, but Ronan intercepts the orb, and leaves them mangled and disheartened. Ronan is set to use the orb to cause mass destruction. The team find their better, heroic natures, and are after Ronan to keep him from destroying the world.
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