Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Plot Synopsis:After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is a PG-13 2h 16 min American science fiction action-adventure superhero film that was based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and is the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film began principal shooting/photography at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia in February (2016) and finished in June 2016.
The film had an estimated budget of $200 million and grossed over $835 million at the box office worldwide. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the third highest-grossing film of (2017) , and it also outgrossed its predecessor.
Director and co-writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Scooby-Doo (2002), Dawn of the Dead (2004)) did a fabulous job executing this movie. The film contains sexual language, extreme violence, suspense, blood, mild language, demigods, alien creatures, fictional planet, funeral pyre, immortality, impalement, monster, tree-like humanoid, and surprise after end credits.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 revolves around the Guardian’s traveling through the cosmos while helping Peter Quill discover more information about his parentage. The best part of the film is roughly the first 15-20 minutes which has terrific visual effects. It would have been great to see new situations and villains and some intriguing growth from our beloved characters.
Peter (Chris Pratt), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) were not as conventional as the first film while their adventures appear to have no consequence at all. It was nice to see Ego (Kurt Russell - The Hateful Eight (2015), The Thing (1982), Death Proof (2007), Stargate (1994)) saving the group and mentions that he is Peter’s father. I could steer at Ego’s planet for hours as it was a visual feast. The production design was impressive, and the film was well-shot with fantastic CGI.
It was not delightful in Vol. 2 to see the group trying to depend on each other as it was enjoyable in the original movie. It felt as if the cast/character did not evolve although they were a little louder and their one liners did not help the situation one bit. There was not much character development which was needed for the newcomers. It is hard not to compare an original movie to its sequels, but we all do it, and sometimes there is negative and then there are positives sometimes, it cannot be great all the time. As bad as it feels to say this, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will have to live in the shadow of the original film to me because the original film was spectacularly fantastic. Vol. 2 did not have a unique feel, but it was not a failure of a movie as it had humor throughout that kept me well entertained and it had an excellent soundtrack along with a terrific cast.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 7.37
- IMDB: 7.7
- MetaCritic: 6.7
- Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4
Runtime: 136 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 476,062
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Writers: James Gunn, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director: James Gunn
Box Office: $389,804,217
Production: Walt Disney Pictures