Friday, 28 April 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Film Review

Jump aboard the Star Lord's ship for a super charged ride through space. What a blast Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was. Directed and written by James Gunn, we knew the story line from the last. The search for Peter Quill's father. And we get to meet him early on in the movie. Peter finds a father and loses a dad. David Hasselhoff?

The Guardians protect the valuable batteries of the (gold?) Sovereign race from a teeth filled octopus. With Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer single-handedly destroying (obv) him! And in exchange they get to take back Nebula to face trial for attempting to originally steal the batteries. Karen Gillan playing the warring sister of Zoe Saldana's Gamora. This time Nebula gets her own back story fleshed out about her childhood with Gamora.

But unbeknown to Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, Rocket, the talking racoon voiced by Bradley Cooper, has stolen the batteries for himself. Elizabeth Debicki's Empress Ayesha sends her space invaders fleet to kill the Guardians, and return the batteries. But the Guardians are saved by an unknown ship before they crash land on the nearest habited planet. Rocket and Peter fighting over who is the best pilot of the ship!

Meanwhile we meet Sylvester Stallone's Ravager who banished Yandu the Ravager who originally brought Peter from Earth. Played by Michael Rooker, we find out Yandu was banished from the Ravagers for child trafficking. But he is offered a job by Empress Ayesha to recapture the Guardians after they managed to escape. With her blue carpet rolled before her so as not to step on the frozen earth.

And it turns out Peter's father is a demi-god, Ego played by Kurt Russell. And he's been looking for his son for years. But gods can be a bit tricky (er hello he's called Ego) as Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Ego's sweet orphaned pet empath explains to Drax.

Put your seat belt on Groot because it's gonna be a rough ride.

The film is fun for all ages and adults will love the music on the Walkman's Awesome Mixtape 2. Kids are unlikely to get the will they, won't they of Cheers with Sam and Diane. But they'll love the space invaders and pac-man. And the relentless psychedelic colours and special effects in which 2 hours whistled by. With a fantastic Ravager firework display at the end.

But what about Groot? Well he was a plant in a pot but now he's the cutest little thing. Baby Groot voiced by Vin Diesel with the only words, I am Groot.

Stay for the credits where you'll see what the future will bring for the Guardians. And Quill starts to understand what Yandu had to put up with all those years ago.

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