Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


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The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.


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24 April 2017 | johnneypickles
8
| Good, maybe even great, but doesn't live up to the first.
When going to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the main thing I was looking for was to have fun, and on that account this film sure does deliver. The characters we know and love are still just as great and a couple of new people are introduced too. However, Gamora is still the most boring character out of the Guardians, and unfortunately, Drax doesn't really do a lot except tell jokes, which are very funny admittedly. Baby Groot makes up for this and is great, if not just a little worse than the last incarnation of him we saw in the last movie. Once again the villain is not great, but he is better than Ronan in the last movie. The real flaw with this movie is that it simply isn't as good as the first one. Number 1 captured lightning in a bottle and this one attempts that and comes pretty close, but in the end, doesn't. This does not make it a bad film, however. It is still hilarious, action packed and a great deal of fun improving on some elements of the original and I recommend it to any fans of Guardians of the Galaxy. Just remember to keep your expectations in check. 8/10

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Trivia

When director James Gunn was writing the script for the movie and proposed the idea of Ego the Living Planet being Star-Lord's father, Marvel told him that they did not have the rights to the character. The rights belonged to 20th Century Fox because of his ties to the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer franchises. Since Gunn had no other characters in mind for Star-Lord's father, he had to ask Fox if he could use the character. Fortunately, Fox agreed to let Marvel have Ego, in return for Fox gaining more creative freedom over Negasonic Teenage Warhead's set of superpowers in Deadpool (2016).


Quotes

Meredith Quill: There's a girl in this harbor town / And she works layin' whiskey down / They say, Brandy, fetch another round / She serves them whiskey and wine / The sailors say, Brandy, you're a fine girl.


Goofs

(at around 46 mins) Ego tells Quill that he wanted to experience what it was to be human-- but at the point in time he's describing, he had not yet encountered any other life. (In point of fact, humans aren't even the first species he discovers or mates with). However, at that time, Ego was trying to gain Quill's empathy before telling him the truth - he used "humans" since his son was half human, but was lying.


Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are 5 scenes in the closing credits:

  • Kraglin practices controlling Yondu's arrow.
  • Starhawk gathers his old Ravager team together.
  • Ayesha introduces a super-evolved Sovereign, Adam Warlock. This leads into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2021)
  • Star-Lord argues with a teenage Groot.
  • Marvel founder Stan Lee has a talk with the Watchers.


Soundtracks

My Sweet Lord
Written and Performed by
George Harrison
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

5 May 2017

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$146,510,104 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$389,813,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$863,756,051

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