When he’s not defending the world from dinosaurs, Chris Pratt and his abs are starring in Marvel’s latest summer epic, Guardians Of The Galaxy. Pratt plays Peter Quill, an intergalactic thief who steals a mysterious orb with powers beyond his knowledge, sending him on the run from the powerful villain Ronan. Now, Quill must go against all his instincts and pair up with a ragtag group of alien outlaws in order to stop Ronan and save the universe. Guardians opens nationwide August 1, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening Wednesday July 23, here in Chicago. To enter for a chance to attend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “GUARDIANS” in the subject line. Please include your full name in the body of the email. A lucky 75 entrants will win passes good for two, and those passes will GUARANTEE seating until 6:30 p.m. on the night of the show. (So if you’re a winner, you don’t have to wait in line only to be turned away.) A synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, July 22.
“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”