BlueRay: Guardians of the Galaxy – (2014)


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BlueRay: Guardians of the Galaxy - (2014) Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Release Date: 2014-12-09 Duration: 1...

 

BlueRay: Guardians of the Galaxy – (2014)

BlueRay: Guardians of the Galaxy - (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi,
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Duration: 121 Min
Director:

  • James Gunn

On planet Earth in 1988, young Peter Quill (Wyatt Oleff) sits in the waiting room of a hospital, listening with headphones to “Awesome Mix tape no. 1″ on his Walkman. His grandpa (Gregg Henry) comes out and gets him so he can say goodbye to his mom, who is dying of cancer. His mom gives him a present and tells him his father was an angel and that Peter is just like him. She asks for his hand, but he’s too scared to take it. Just then, she dies. The distraught Peter runs outside and is abducted by a spaceship.

Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, an adult Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-lord (Chris Pratt) is searching for a mysterious Orb. We know it is Peter, because he is listening to Awesome Mix Tape no. 1 as he looks. He finds it and takes it out of a laser enclosure. Almost immediately, Korath (Djimon Hounsou) and his henchmen find Peter. After a shootout, Peter makes it to his ship, the Milano, and escapes.

His partner/mentor Yondu (Michael Rooker) calls and tells Peter to give him the Orb. Peter decides he’s going to sell it on his own.

On the Kree warship the Dark Aster, Korath reports to Ronan (Lee Pace) that he failed in getting the Orb and that it’s in the hands of Peter.  Ronan wants the orb because he can trade it to Thanos in exchange for Thanos destroying Xandar.  

Ronan plans to send Nebula (Karen Gillan) after Peter, but Gamora (Zoe Saldana) volunteers. Over Nebula’s complaints, Ronan sends Gamora.

On the planet Xandar, Peter takes the Orb to a broker (Christopher Fairbank) and asks what it is, because Ronan’s goons are after it too. On hearing Ronan’s name, the broker suddenly doesn’t want anything to do with the orb. He kicks Peter out of his shop. Outside, Gamora jumps Peter and tries to retrieve the Orb herself. Nearby, Rocket Raccoon (voice: Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voice: Vin Diesel) see there’s a bounty on Peter’s head, so they also try to capture him. (Stan Lee has a cameo appearance as an old man on Xandar, chatting up a young lady. Rocket calls him a pervert.). Its not too long before Peter, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot are arrested by Nova HQ and sent to a space prison called the Kyln.

Pretty much everyone in prison wants to kill Gamora because she’s the daughter of Thanos. Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) has a vendetta against her because Ronan killed his wife and daughter, so he wants to avenge them by taking the life of one of Ronan’s family members in return. Gamora explains that she’s not related to Ronan and she was planning on double crossing him. Peter argues in Gamora’s favor.

Meanwhile, at Sanctuary, Ronan reports to Thanos (Josh Brolin) that Gamora is a traitor. Thanos tells him to take care of her and get the Orb. He also notes that Gamora is his favorite daughter, which angers Nebula (his other daughter).

Back at the space prison, Gamora has a plan to sell the Orb to someone else. Peter, Rocket, and Groot agree to help and split the reward. Rocket has a plan to escape the prison. He needs one of the guard’s wrist devices, a prisoner’s prosthetic leg and a battery from a tall column in the prison. As he explains that its very important to take the battery last, Groot grabs it first. The alarms go off and security droids fly in. Gamora goes to get a wrist device as Peter negotiates for the prisoner’s leg. Drax decides to join in the escape, realizing that eventually Ronan will go after Gamora and then he can kill Ronan himself.

Everyone gets the stuff they need and makes it to a guard station near the top of the prison. Rocket is surprised that Peter actually got the leg and says he (Rocket) was only kidding, and he didn’t really need it. Just as it seems that they have run out of time, Rocket rigs up the stuff to turn off the gravity in the prison and to use the security droids as jets to fly the guard station out of the prison. They escape, but Peter leaves, telling him that there is one thing he left behind. It turns out that he is retrieving his Walkman with the Awesome mix tape from one of the guards.

Yondu goes to his broker and finds out Peter still has the Orb.

Everyone on Peter’s ship gets to know one another better. They don’t like each other at all. Soon they arrive at Knowhere (a space station built in the severed head of a former god-like being) to meet with the Collector. While they wait for their appointment, Drax, Rocket, and Groot get drunk and gamble. Gamora and Peter bond over music. He explains that his mom made him the mix tape of her favorite songs. She listens and likes it. He asks her to dance, but she doesn’t trust him. He says it reminds him of an old fable about other people who didn’t dance. It was called Footloose. He makes a pass at her, but she says she’s not one of the doe-eyed girls he’s used to and she won’t fall for his pelvic sorcery.

Before they can meet with the Collector, Drax, Rocket, and Groot (all drunk) get into a big fight. Drax thinks Groot is dumb and Rocket is tired of people calling him a rodent. Peter talks them out of fighting. The Collector’s assistant fetches them and they all go to meet him. Drax goes off on his own and makes a call.

The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) has a giant assortment of collectibles, including many from the Marvel Universe, and even Cosmo the Soviet space dog. The Collector puts the orb into a kind of lathe, which unscrews the two halves of the Orb to reveal an Infinity Stone. The Collector explains that the Infinity Stone is an all-powerful thing. There are more of them and they can destroy planets. The Collector’s assistant suddenly grabs the stone. The Infinity Stone is poisoning her, and then she and everything in the area blow up. Most of the people, and Cosmo the Soviet space dog survive. Peter and the others manage to escape with the orb holding the Infinity Stone. They decide the safest place to take the stone is Nova Headquarters. It’s too dangerous to be anywhere else.

Suddenly the group is ambushed by Ronan and his crew. They find out that Drax called Ronan. He was tired of waiting to face Ronan. Yondu shows up too. Gamora, Rocket and Quill take off in single passenger ships while Nebula and some of Ronan’s goons chase after them. Drax tries to fight Ronan, but gets beaten up badly. Ronan says he doesn’t even remember killing Drax’s family, nor will he remember killing Drax now.

Nebula chases Gamora’s ship above the atmosphere and blows it up. Nebula gets the Infinity Stone and leaves Gamora floating in space to die. Peter calls Yondu to tell him where he is, then exits his ship, and gives Gamora his mask to keep her alive.

Yondu arrives and collects Peter and Gamora with a tractor beam right before they would have died. This is where we see that Yondu’s ship is the same ship that abducted Peter as a child.

Meanwhile, onboard the Dark Aster, Ronan tells Thanos that now that he (Ronan) had the Infinity Stone, he can cut Thanos out of the deal and will destroy Xandar himself and then go after Thanos. He puts the Infinity Stone into his hammer.

Back on Yondu’s ship, Yondu is going to kill Peter for double crossing him, but he doesn’t when Peter says that he has a plan to get the Orb back. Meanwhile on Knowhere, Drax, Groot, and Rocket decide to join forces and save Peter and Gamora from Yondu. They fly the Milano to Yondu’s ship and threaten to blow it up with a special weapon Rocket built unless Yondu releases Peter and Gamora, but Peter talks them out of it. On board the Milano, the others ask Peter if he really has a plan to retrieve the stone, or if he was lying. He says he has part of a plan, putting the number at 12%. Everyone scoffs. Rocket says that they will most likely die if they try to stop Ronan. Peter points out that they’ve already lost so much, that at this point they have nothing to lose.

Peter warns Nova HQ that Ronan is coming to destroy them and they should get ready.

Rocket’s idea is to blow a hole in Ronan’s ship so Peter , Groot, Drax and Gamora can board it. Gamora is going to cut the power for Ronan’s security and then they’re going to blow him up with a cannon that Rocket made.

They start the plan. Rocket blows a hole in the Dark Aster and then helps Yondu and his men defend Xandar against Ronan’s fighter ships. Yondu is shot down and uses his arrow weapon to take out an entire platoon of goons.

On the Dark Aster, Gamora and Nebula get into a big fight, while Drax, Peter and Groot go to the bridge of the ship.

Dozens of Nova ships link together to form a giant net and slow the descent of the Dark Aster. Gamora finally beats Nebula, who falls, landing on a Ravager ship and commandeers it, throwing the Pilot of the ship out the window and flying away. Ronan orders his ships to kamikaze into Xandar. Rocket and Yondu’s men shoot as many of the ships down as they can.

Almost to the bridge, Drax kills Korrath. Groot grows a long thin branch and impales many goons. He then whips them around taking out even more. Everyone makes it to the bridge to fight Ronan. Again, he’s too strong for them, but Peter manages to shoot Ronan with Rocket’s super cannon. It does nothing. Rocket crashes the Milano into the bridge and seems to have destroyed Ronan. The entire ship is plummeting towards Xandar, so Groot forms a giant nest around all of them for safety. Rocket is upset because he knows that what Groot is doing will end up killing him. Groot, who up to this point has only said “I Am Groot,” responds with “We are Groot.”

The ship crashes. Everyone except Groot is okay. Groot is a pile of twigs strewn all about. It’s not over though, because Ronan is still fine. He sarcastically calls Peter and his crew the Guardians of the Galaxy. As he raises his hammer for a final blow, Quill stands up and starts to dance to the song “Ooh-ooh Child,” and challenges Ronan to a dance-off. Ronan asks what he’s doing. Peter responds “distracting you” as Drax and Rocket shoot Ronan’s hammer at Ronan, releasing the Infinity Stone. Peter grabs the Infinity Stone before Ronan. Peter is affected in the same way as the Collector’s assistant. Holding the stone is going to kill him, but Gamora tells him to take her hand. He flashes back to when he didn’t have the courage to take his mom’s hand, and he now grabs Gamora’s. Drax and Rocket hold hands with the others, and the power from the Infinity Stone is spread among the four of them, and they all survive. They kill Ronan. Rocket collects one of the sticks that was once Groot.

Yondu appears and demands the Stone as per his original deal with Peter. Peter hands him the Orb. As Yondu and his men take off, one of them notes that he likes Peter and he’s glad they didn’t take him back to his dad like they were supposed to all those years ago.

Gamora is upset that Peter gave up the stone. Peter reveals that he switched the Orbs, and he still has the one with the stone.

At Nova HQ, they turn over the Orb that contains the Infinity Stone and Peter learns he’s only half human and half something ancient and unknown. They speculate that his nonhuman genes allowed him to hold the Infinity Stone without dying.

There is a party on Yondu’s ship. His crew is celebrating but Yondu looks suspiciously at the Orb and then decides to open it. In it is a troll doll. He smiles.

Peter finally opens the present his mom gave him before she died. It’s a cassette labeled “Awesome Mix tape no. 2.” He asks the Guardians where they want to go. Gamora says, “You lead, Star-lord.” He asks if they want something good or something bad. He then decides they should do something that is both. Rocket holds a pot in which he has stuck the stick that he retrieved after Groot’s sacrifice. We can see the face of a tiny Groot on the stick.

End Credits

During the credits, the baby Groot (slightly larger than in the previous scene) dances in his pot to Quill’s 1980s music, with Drax in the background. The baby Groot stops when Drax looks at him, but he starts again when Drax looks away.

After the credits: The Collector is sitting on the wreckage, drinking, when Cosmo the Soviet space dog comes up and licks his face. We hear a voice that says that’s gross. The camera turns to reveal Howard the Duck sitting on a broken cage, drinking as well.

Star:


Chris Pratt

Vin Diesel

Bradley Cooper

Zoe Saldana


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BlueRay: The Avengers – (2012)


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BlueRay: The Avengers – (2012)

BlueRay: The Avengers - (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi,
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Duration: 143 Min
Director:

  • Joss Whedon

S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) arrives at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, during an evacuation. The Tesseract, an energy source of unknown potential, has activated. It opens a portal through space and the exiled Norse god Loki (Tom Hiddleston) steps through. Loki takes the Tesseract and also takes control of the minds of several SHIELD personnel, including Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) , and Agent Clint “Hawkeye” Barton (Jeremy Renner), to aid him in his getaway. As SHIELD personnel pull out of their base, while it collapses thanks to the Tesseract, some pursuing Loki and others merely fleeing, the ground beneath the base collapses and it’s destroyed.

In response to the attack, Nick Fury issues a state of emergency. Telling his top agents Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), that they are completely out of options. Fury then pulls Romanoff and Coulson out of their respective assignments and sets them about finding the heroes he needs to carry out the mission against Loki. Romanoff is first seen in Eastern Europe interrogating suspects, and Coulson pulls her off the assignment and has her set about finding “the big guy”. Which doesn’t mean Tony Stark. It means Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), aka The Incredible Hulk. Banner has been living in exile in India working for a hospital in Calcutta helping the sick people as that gives his life meaning. Romanoff tells Banner about the Tesseract and its’ destructive capabilities. Banner has the ability to read the cube and find out its’ location, a critical component of stopping Loki.

On a video chat with the World Security Council, the superiors who run S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury is grilled about his plan to bring about the Avengers Initiative. The WSC are furious, saying that it’s the wrong thing to do and these people will never work together as a group. Fury says they have no other option and this is their only hope against defeating Loki. The superiors then agree.

Steve Rogers, (Chris Evans) on the other hand, is relatively easy to find. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been keeping tabs on him since he was found in the ice and still alive. Fury goes to greet Rogers at his gymnasium where he finds he doesn’t sleep. 70 years being comatose under ice will do that to a person. Fury tells Rogers that he will find a briefing packet about what’s going on back at his apartment. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is seen in a new Iron Man armor that has underwater capabilities. He is installing a new electrical connection that will take his office building completely off the electrical grid allowing it to become self sustaining. He’s greeted at his office by Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) who tells him that it’s date night. Tony wants Pepper to know how it feels to be a genius and after an argument about how much credit she should get for coming up with the Stark Tower idea, date night is off. Coulson arrives, and Tony quickly and repeatedly tries to cut him off. Coulson hands Tony a laptop with all the data on it about everything that’s going on. Pepper decides instead to go to Washington DC to get the zoning permits for the next two buildings for Stark Tower as it seems Tony has homework to do, and a lot of it.

On the airplane to the secured location – an aircraft carrier that can convert to a flying aircraft carrier, Coulson is telling Rogers about how it’s such an honor that they found him and tells him about his Captain America trading card collection. They then head to the helicarrier and Rogers is introduced to Dr. Bruce Banner. The two then wonder what kind of ride they’re in for. Rogers thinks it’s a submarine but the last thing Dr. Banner should be riding in is a submerged, pressurized metal container. The carrier takes off. On board, they are briefed that Dr. Selvig and Loki have been traced to Stuttgart, Germany.

Rogers’ first assignment is to go to Stuttgart to arrest Loki and bring him on board the helicarrier. Loki is at a formal black tie gala at an art museum where he is kidnapping a doctor who harbors the element they need to make the Tesseract work. While Dr. Selvig creates a distraction and Hawkeye kills the men guarding the building, Loki carries out his plan. Outside, he is instructing the civilians present that they need to kneel before him – or else, and that freedom is life’s great lie. He’s then confronted by Rogers in Captain America regalia, and later Tony makes his entrance to the tune of AC/DC’s “Shoot To Kill” with full Iron Man weapons drawn and daring Loki to make a move.

Loki quickly surrenders when the two heroes arrive, and while being escorted to the high tech prison he’s about to be imprisoned in, the plane encounters a lighting storm. Rogers asks Loki if he’s afraid of lighting but Loki tells him it’s not the lightning that he’s afraid of. It’s what follows. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki’s half-brother and the Norse God of thunder, arrives and attempts to capture Loki so Loki can face Asguardian justice for his crimes (which will be more effective than Earth’s), but he gets into a fight with Rogers and Tony. The fight ends in a stalemate. Eventually, Loki is taken to the helicarrier and placed in a glass cell designed to hold the Hulk. Fury explains that if Loki attempts to escape, even by merely cracking the glass, a shaft will open below him and he’ll plummet to Earth and possibly be killed.

On board the aircraft carrier, the fully assembled Avengers squad are being briefed by Fury about what they think will possibly happen next. Loki is in prison and is interrogated by Agent Romanoff. Tony Stark arrives and it seems the only one of the group he really gets along with is Bruce Banner. While conducting experiments on Loki’s scepter, Stark tries to get a rise out of Banner so he can witness Banner’s famous party trick (read: turning into the Incredible Hulk). Banner flinches and then begins telling about how he’s been unable to fully harness his abilities and that he suffered depression after the accident. That’s why he moved to Calcutta, as helping people is what gives his life meaning.

The Avengers, now brought together, argue and deliberate over how to approach Loki and the revelation that SHIELD plans to harness the Tesseract’s power to develop weapons, a discovery made by Rogers. Fury admits that the events in New Mexico a year before (recounted in “Thor”) made SHIELD aware of other races on other worlds, some of whom may see Earth as an easy target. Thor is seen asking agent Coulson about what happened to Jane Foster. Coulson tells him that S.H.I.E.L.D. has placed her in their witness protection program and that she’s in a safe zone in London.

The decision was made to produce weapons with the Tesseract as a means of deterrence. As the group argues, Clint Barton and Loki’s possessed agents attack the helicarrier, disabling one of its engines in flight. While Stark and Rogers attempt to restart the damaged engine, Romanoff tries to prevent Dr. Banner from turning into the Hulk and destroying the ship from inside. Her attempt fails and she’s chased through the ship until Thor takes up the battle to pacify the beast and manages to fell him briefly with a hit from his hammer, Mjolnir. While fighting Barton, Romanoff slams him into a guard rail, and the blow to the head breaks Loki’s mind control. After the Hulk falls from the ship, Thor is tricked into Loki’s holding cell by Loki himself, who has recovered his scepter and releases the cell and allows Thor to plummet. Loki is held at bay briefly by Agent Coulson who is also tricked by one of Loki’s holographic projections – Coulson is stabbed in the back by the real Loki. Coulson later shoots Loki with a blast from an unidentified weapon, one that harnesses the power of the Destroyer. Coulson dies while Fury tries to save his life. Thor escapes from the cell a split second before it hits the ground. Banner wakes up in his human form after crashing into an abandoned factory.

Fury uses Coulson’s apparent death to motivate the Avengers to work as a team. Stark and Rogers realize that simply defeating them will not be enough for Loki. He needs to overpower them in a very public way so as to validate himself as ruler of Earth. Using a device built by Dr. Selvig, Loki opens a portal to the Chitauri home world over Manhattan, summoning a Chitauri invasion. Once again the group’s petty differences overshadow their ability to communicate as a team, especially with Banner now missing. While in an argument with Rodgers, Tony finally figures out that Loki is a full tilt diva, and that he’s set up shop obviously at the top of Stark’s office.

Natasha, unfortunately arrives too late just as Dr. Selvig has opened the portal. This unleashes Loki’s army and all hell breaks loose. The army is massive and they can’t all fight them off as much as they are entering the earth’s atmosphere. Tony Stark thankfully shows up, as does Bruce Banner. While fighting, Rogers dispatches NYPD cops to deter citizens into the underground tunnels and sewers. Meanwhile, the Hulk smashes, and Tony arrives at Stark Tower where Tony attempts to stall Loki with a drink which is used to threaten and intimidate him. As that’s going on, Tony has JARVIS prepare an under development version of Iron Man called MK18 which is contained in a giant box that is coded specifically for Tony and has advanced weapons capabilities. Loki refuses to cooperate, saying the destruction will continue as long as the citizens of earth don’t get that they need to be ruled by him. Loki attempts to take control of Stark by using his scepter in his heart to control his mind, but it fails thanks to Tony’s somewhat trusty Arc Reactor that keeps him alive.

The Avengers rally in defense of New York, but quickly come to the conclusion that they will be overwhelmed as wave after wave of Chitauri descend upon Earth. With help from the reformed Barton, Rogers and Thor evacuate civilians while Dr. Banner transforms into the Hulk and goes after Loki, beating him into submission in Tony Stark’s penthouse. Romanoff makes her way, with a little help from the Chitauri, to the device that holds the portal open (conveniently located on the roof of the Stark Building) and hits Dr. Selvig over the head, freeing him of Loki’s control. Dr. Selvig reveals that Loki’s staff can be used to close the portal.

As that’s happening, Hulk confronts Loki, who refuses to be intimidated by such a beast. As Rogers instructed, Hulk smashes Loki into near oblivion. That allows Romanoff to grab the scepter and head to the roof to shut down the portal. While Romanoff is securing the portal, Stark is securing the perimeter. Meanwhile, with Fury on a conference call to the council, Fury berates the council’s decision to launch a nuclear missile at Manhattan. Fury tries everything possible to stop the council from launching nukes, even destroying two jets that are taking off from the helicarrier. Unfortunately as he’s about to fire on a third, it gets away and launches a nuclear weapon.

Tony intercepts the missile and he knows exactly where to put it – he directs it at the portal and the Chitauri base. Thanks to destroying the Chitauri’s mothership, all the invading aliens collapse and are rendered useless. While in the portal, Stark instructs JARVIS to try Pepper one last time. Unfortunately the call fails as Pepper is on a plane and glued to the TV with other Stark Industries executives. Tony launches the nuke successfully at the mothership and completely destroys it. He sees the nuke go just as he runs out of oxygen and falls to what appears to be certain doom. Thankfully he manages to escape the portal just as Romanoff is able to successfully close it. Once back in the atmosphere it looks like Tony isn’t going to make it, but is saved by the Hulk thanks to incredible timing. A dazed Stark, awakened by the Hulk’s roar, offers to take the team out for shawarma, but they decide to apprehend Loki first. The Avengers go their separate ways. Romanoff, Rogers, and Hawkeye return to working for S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony and Pepper are seen rebuilding Stark Tower and are working on the next phase of the project. Thor escorts Loki and the Tesseract back to Asguard where Loki will stand multiple trials for war crimes from both Asguard and the Chitauri. Meanwhile, several TV news reports are seen from various news outlets recapping all the events surrounding the Avengers, and while they’ve become worldwide heroes for their efforts in New York, the news outlets want to know who will take responsibility for the devastation.

On another video conference call with the World Security Council, Fury is being congratulated, but they also grill him that now their secret’s out, this group is too dangerous for the world to handle. And Fury is glad – what happened in New York is a warning. A warning to all galaxies that if they try to attack earth, S.H.I.E.L.D. is there to defend it. And they have just the team. Fury also tells the S.H.I.E.L.D. board that the Avengers’ whereabouts are no longer being tracked. They’ve well earned a leave of absence, they’ve earned it, but will be called back when needed. He also tells the council that the Tesseract is where no one on earth will ever be able to find it.

In a mid-credits scene, the Chitauri leader the Other tells his master that it is futile to attack Earth, as fighting the Avengers is like courting death. His master turns, revealing himself to be Thanos.

After further credits, the Avengers are shown eating together in a shawarma joint; the team looks worn out and no one speaks.

Star:


Robert Downey Jr.

Chris Evans

Scarlett Johansson

Jeremy Renner


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