"Hm. I am Groot." -Groot, The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
This gaggle of galaxy saving idiots are truly some of my favorites.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 follows the team as they evade the pursuit of The Sovereign, a conceited and glided alien race. As they are running, the long lost father of Peter Quill, A.K.A Star-Lord(Chris Pratt), pops up for the better and the worse. Between Ayesha(Elizabeth Debicki) and The Sovereign, Papa Ego(Kurt Russell), and some old frienemies things just keep getting more complicated.
It’s just a fun movie! You come out happy, smiling, and a tad sad.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a wonderful way to start off the summer movie season!
I'll try to keep this as Spoiler free. No Promises.
The casting, the characters, and the acting all worked together to create this unshakable feeling of on-screen family. I loved the arch of Nebula(Karen Gillan) and Gamora(Zoe Saldana); it was well-needed. In the end, I feel like all the characters walked away happy, finding what they had been searching for the whole movie or at least were on the path to doing so. In all it’s nostalgic flashiness, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a film about family and love. And, I adore that almost as Drax’s(Dave Bautista) insensitive humor.
Dave Bautista did an excellence job this time around at being memorable and becoming a favorite in the movie series, for me. Whether it was by direction, writing, or choice every scene, he was in he somehow stole it. Many of the times that I was laughing, I was laughing, at something Drax had said or had done. His comedic timing and the tone of his voice were perfect as he would deliver his brutish and dry one-liners.
A Marvel movie, also wouldn’t be complete without Post-Credit Scenes. They are there. They are funny. So don’t walk out till the theater light’s come on because there might be more than one.
And, of course, Baby Groot!!!(Do I need to elaborate on the leafy-cuteness?). He is going to be one of the main reason for major box office success.
I can't wait to see what's in store for the guardians and the rest of the Marvel Universe in years to come.
One of the only gripes I have with this movie is that Quill was a little too whiny for me, more than usual. Yes, he is going through a lot of “personal” problems, but for the longest, he just complains. It’s like, get a grip man! And, to what I assume is an actor choice of Chris Pratt, is that everytime he complains(always) he takes this slightly higher pitched voice and he sounds so childish.
But, that just seems to be who he is.
FLOOR OR DOOR?
Should it have been left on the cutting room floor or should you be running out the door to see it?
Let me grab my walkman, my favorite mixtape, and I'm ready to walk out the door to see it again!