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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Rocket encapsulates all the elements that make the film work. There’s something inherently funny about a walking, talking, sharpshooting, people-clothes-wearing raccoon, and the film does nothing to retreat from the humor. Cooper delivers a big vocal performance, and the effects team renders him as varmint with a peevish streak. Yet in one scene, Rocket turns into an angry drunk, lamenting his freakish nature and lonely state. It’s the sort of movie where even the funny animals have a tragic air.

And yet it’s a lot of fun, too. Pratt strikes a balance between heroic and goofy, playing an action-figure-ready movie hero with more than a touch of the man-child he plays on Parks And Recreation. He’s in good company, too: Saldana brings an intense physicality (with just a touch of vulnerability) to her role. Groot is as expressive as a tree-creature can be. And Bautista, a wrestler-turned-actor, displays a keen sense of deadpan comic timing. Gunn sets them loose in a universe that presents one astounding sight after another, but he keeps the focus firmly on the characters.

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Alternative Candidate Rating: Groooooooot