Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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Released:  28 April 2017  
Length:  137 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Certificate: 12A

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Synopsis

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 © Walt Disney Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
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.

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Comments

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power49
 What up
22/09/2017 00:13 EDT

arnoldba
 This movie is hilarious
15/09/2017 22:01 EDT

galaxyninja03
 Good movie
11/09/2017 07:59 EDT

revnovii
 I'm excited
10/09/2017 19:05 EDT

momtana1014
 Montana loves guardians of the galaxy volume 2.0
06/09/2017 23:56 EDT

luka1104
 It's sooooooo good
03/09/2017 21:51 EDT

iceman444
 Nice 👌🏽
09/06/2017 07:42 EDT

fazcritic
 Good movie. Answers a few things from the last movie and ties it in well. Good story line. A 9 rating in my book.
20/05/2017 23:33 EDT

savagelife
 I love the movie sombody said I wanna f*** baby groot I was like omg😂😂💦💯
17/05/2017 16:22 EDT

startrex1995
 This is the best Supehero move that I ever seen in my life
16/05/2017 00:45 EDT

tysticky
 Watched it last night! Was an awesome movie. Anyone going to a cinemark theater can get the actual theater release movie poster.
05/05/2017 14:03 EDT

coreyanthony26
 What A Spacerages Movie A Combination Of Saving The Galaxy and Comedy All in One
04/05/2017 22:14 EDT

ali121
 Baby groot!!!
02/05/2017 19:08 EDT

movieguynathan
 Time for some AWESOMENESS!
02/05/2017 18:27 EDT

rwjokeboy
 Margaritaville! ,
29/04/2017 13:20 EDT
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Almost three years ago the world was introduced to a band of unlikely heroes in the form of a fatherless human, a somewhat psychotic raccoon, a couple of aliens and an adorable grown tree who only speaks three words.  With a funny and action packed script and an awesome soundtrack, Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy came roaring into theaters and became an instant hit.  Finally, the long awai...  More>>

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Theatrical Review


In 2014, Marvel Studios released one of their lesser known movies, Guardians of the Galaxy.  Expecting the film to be modestly successful, I'm sure they were shocked when it became a huge summer blockbuster.  With cute characters, funny moments, a kick butt soundtrack and some great special effects, it quickly became an audience favorite and garnered critical acclaim.  It was no surprise when Marvel announced a sequel and after a three-year wait, we final have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hitting theaters this week.

When we return to the group, Peter (Chris Pratt, Jurassic World), Gamora (Zoe Saldana; Star Trek), Drax (David Bautista; Spectre), Rocket (Bradley Cooper; The Hangover) and Groot (Vin Diesel; The Fate of the Furious) or in this case an adorable baby Groot, are protecting some high-powered batteries from evil forces.  Of course, once they defeat the bad guy, Rocket decides to steal some of the batteries and, suddenly, the Guardians go from being the hunters to the hunted.  As the Sovereigns chase them through the galaxy, they are saved by a lone man in a ship shaped like a big hardboiled egg.

The egg ship follows them through a hole and meets them as their ship crashes on a small planet.  Emerging from the ship is Ego (Kurt Russell; The Hateful Eight), who, it turns out, is Peter's long lost father and we discover both he and Peter are "celestial beings" A.K.A. gods.  Peter, Drax and Gamora go to Ego's planet and at first Peter is skeptical but eventually, warms up to his "dad".  However, everything isn't quite as rosy as it seems, and Peter and Ego find themselves on opposite sides when an epic battle ensues.

The central theme running throughout Guardians Vol. 2 is family.  Peter finds his dad, the Guardians become a family and Gamora's sister, Nebual (Karen Gillan; Doctor Who) is back and still out to kill Gamora… can't you just feel the love?  Anyway, the film reminds us that all families are dysfunctional in one way or another and the ones in this film are no exception. 

Luckily the main cast – Pratt, Saldana, Bautista, Cooper and Diesel - have a great chemistry and work well together, which I believe was part of the appeal of the first movie.

Pratt is still the perfect choice for Peter, as he has enough of that "leading man" quality to be believable while exuding a certain tenderness mixing with humor.  He could probably make any heterosexual female melt regardless of species... human, alien or otherwise.  He and Saldana are very good together and their "relationship" will make female audience members wanting more. She is terrific as a strong female character who fits well with this group of misfit men.  Cooper as Rocket is as annoying as he was the first time around and Bautista lends some comic relief.  Russell adds a nice dimension to the mix and I think he was well cast as Peter's dad. However, the real "star" of the group is baby Groot.  He is funny and sweet and Diesel gives him just the right tonal inflection.

The special effects are well done and don't seem fake or disjointed.  The 3D feature enhances those effects and is worth the extra cost of a ticket.  The soundtrack is a little disappointing with only a few blockbuster songs, which don't add much to the film.  The jokes are plentiful and are pretty hilarious.  Unfortunately, the plot isn't as strong this time around and the ending was too over the top for me.  

Overall, Guardians Vol. 2 still had elements of the original and even though it started off slow, it picked up steam to a supercharged, somewhat hokey ending.  As a sci-fi comedy, it works and these characters get embedded into our psyche making audiences crave for more, hence, expect the third installment at some point.

Grade: B

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