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Gamora (Zoe Saldana), from left, Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

Violence: Many fights and battles take place. Hand-to-hand combat with knives and improvised weapons. Handguns and small arms are used as well as guns mounted on ships. A planet-wide annihilation is threatened. A prison riot takes place and prisoners try to escape. A woman cuts off her own hand and falls to her death. Ronan tells his crew to “cleanse” an area so no one can report on his activities.

Language/drinking: There are some uses of profanity, including the use of a finger, along with threats and some nasty comments about characters. Some characters drink to excess in a bar and are seen around a gambling area.

Gore: A woman has her flesh peel away as a reaction to touching an item. Another woman’s body has been hit by falling debris but she reanimates herself by twisting her limbs and body back into shape to fight again. Small animals are eaten by a larger one for sport.

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer. His reviews are at familymanmovieblog.blogspot.com.