Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Way back in August 2014, a new Marvel movie was about to hit the cinemas. With the constant stream of trailers and preview *cough* test the waters *coughs* screening weekends appearing out of nowhere, I didn’t expect much from this new Marvel movie. I went to one of those preview screenings….you can read my review here …..and there were only a handful of people.

My how times have changed! I actually had to book… yes book …. my seat this time round lest I miss out. I know, I know….. the horror of it all!

As we all know, Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge hit so I guess you want to know if this one is just as good.

You bet your home planet it is just as good.

All the Guardians are back but the savvy screen writers have expanded the roles of some key characters and the most interesting is Drax (Bautista). Bautista was underused in Vol 1 but his dry, clinical delivery of some of that movie’s funniest lines made him an instant cult hero. This time around, Drax has a lot more to say and say it he does with hilarious consequences. His flirtations with the socially awkward Mantis (Klementieff) are a true delight.

The basic storyline is about family. We know Peter’s (Pratt) tragic background and when his father Ego (Russell) appears and promises to show Peter who he really is, we are enthralled. Gamora (Saldana) is a little more hesitant but she has family issues of her own with her sister Nebula (Gillan).

Then there is Baby Groot who manages to be as adorable as he can be and just get in everyone’s way.

The script itself is a little boring but really, who cares! I didn’t go to marvel (ahahahahahahaha) at some awesome script. I went to be thoroughly entertained for a few hours.

And thoroughly entertained I was.

As with the first one, you need to go see this NOW!

4 stars.

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Director : James Gunn

Starring : Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan

Running Time : 136 minutes

Release Date :  In Cinemas Now

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Written by Sue Ellen

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