Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2: Review

May 5th has come and and gone which means you may have already seen a little movie that goes by the name of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2.” As of this writing it has already crossed the $700Million mark at the global/domestic box office which is a pretty nice accomplishment all in its own. GOTG is Marvel Studios 15th Number 1 hit at the box office and there is no sign of backing down especially with what is coming up for them. Marvel and Disney have found a great formula with the recent directors they have been selecting to helm their projects. James Gunn was the first you could say of the non traditional ones. The first Guardians came out of left field and was something so different when compared to other Super Hero films that it stood right out as it became a huge hit with all types of audiences. From the fan boy to the regular movie goer, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol1 appealed to them all. Now we have the next chapter in the huge Marvel Universe which is Vol2 as it was one of this years most anticipated films.

The first Guardians was like something we had never seen on the big screen and by all means a risky move for Marvel-Disney as they invested a nice chunk of change into some heroes in space many of us have never herd about. Vol2 takes place a little over a week from when the first film ended. So in the Marvel Universe that means before Civil War and the 2nd Avengers film. This is probably why we haven’t seen them in any post credit scenes or referenced in their latest movies. Lets get back to the movie shall we. Director James Gunn has shown us the light when it comes to the super hero movie. Taking us back into space with Vol2 we jump right into a huge battle scene as the Guardians are finishing up a job they were hired for by Aeyisha (who plays a key role). You will see what we mean after you finish watching the post credit scenes. All 5 of them.

We finally learn who Starlord’s papa is and I am sure everyone already guessed it after watching the last few TV spots. What you don’t see is all the history involved with Peter and his dad as well as the whole universe and how now he will play an integral part in this whole thing. New to the Guardians roster now will be Yondu and Nebula who will tag along for this adventure after some interesting circumstances that place them with the gang. Aside from all the gorgeous visuals and special effects lies a good solid story. The whole cast is great on screen (even though 2 are CGI) as they banter a lot back and forth. Never have we had such a soft spot for Rocket Raccoon. You can say that a series of unfortunate and selfish events lead the Guardians on this outing.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2 is pure fun in our books. The summer is built for films like this. GOTG Vol2 is able to take in so many different moving parts and make them all work in unison like a perfectly wound up clock. The flexibility of this film reaches beyond what you see onscreen. The story and father-son bonding hit home and may even have you sniffle once or twice. The beauty of this whole space opera with a kick ass soundtrack is that one can walk up to the box office, see what is playing and just simply choose this film without ever watching a single Marvel movie and you will be just as happy as the die hard fas out there who know about every Easter egg in the picture.

If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2,  do yourself a favor and hit the movies now. Take a long lunch break and watch it. This will probably be the most fun you will have this summer at the movies. I know there are some other great films coming but Guardians is in a class all by itself.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

MARVEL STUDIOS

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Genre: Action-Adventure

Rating: PG-13

U.S. Release date: May 5, 2017

Running Time: 136 min.

 

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley

Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth

Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with

Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell

Director: James Gunn

Producer: Kevin Feige

Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nikolas Korda, Stan Lee

Written by: James Gunn

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker,

Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. Kevin Feige is producing, and Louis D’Esposito,

Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nikolas Korda and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.

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