|Peter Quill aka "Star-Lord" (Chris Pratt) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) in Guardians of the the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel Stuidos)|
MOVIE REVIEWGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of the weirdest movies that I have ever seen and I loved every minute of it. It’s a nonsensical, unbelievable, CGI mishmash of a film that shouldn’t work, but it does. It is not only one of the funniest films that I’ve seen in a long time, but also one that has a heartfelt message to that will probably surprise everyone who goes to see it.
|Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and|
Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) (Marvel)
If you remember, the first movie opened with Peter Quill witnessing his mother dying of cancer as a young boy before being abducted by aliens. He never knew his father. Now a grown man who calls himself Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) he leads a ragtag group of heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. This group includes:
- The green and feisty Gamora (Zoe Saldana)
- Drax (Dave Bautista) a hulk of a man who tends to think in the opposite of everyone else.
- The walking tree creature (this time in baby form), Groot (Vin Diesel).
- Rocket (Bradley Cooper) who denies that he is actually a raccoon.
|Ayesha's palace. (Marvel)|
Meanwhile, the blue mohawked Yondu (Michael Rooker) is now facing some challenges with his troop of Ravagers since being outsmarted by Star-Lord and friends in the first movie and finds himself not only shamed by leader Stakar (a surprise appearance by Sylvester Stallone) and finds himself in the middle of a mutiny.
|Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Ego (Kurt Russell) (Marvel)|
There are those who are concerned with the Baby Groot character thinking that he might be too “cute” for the movie. Groot is indeed cute, but his character is also very funny, and during the end credits, we learn that we will see an even different side of Groot for the second sequel that will be sure to be made.
Like the first film, music plays a big part of this movie and serves almost as another character. Music featured in the film spans everything from "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass to "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell to "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the Americans.
|Yondu and Rocket(Marvel)|
|Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) (Marvel)|
As with any Marvel film, be sure to stay seated during the end credits for more surprise clips and hints on what's to come for the next Guardians adventure.