Saturday, May 6, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Plot: Peter (Chris Pratt) reunites with his lost father, Ego (Kurt Russell) who has god-like powers. Ego wants to use Peter to take over the Galaxy. Peter, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket, and Groot strive to save the Galaxy again. There are two side plots one a golden race that wants revenge because Rocket stole some batteries, and another side plot about the Ravagers mutiny against Yondu (Michael Rooker).   [imdb]    [photos]

Review: This was creative and tons of fun. I really enjoyed all of it. It is a comedy and an adventure. The tone is always light and fun.

Baby Groot is alway cute and funny. The opening sequence is a dance sequence with baby Groot with the other Guardians battling a giant monster behind him.

I liked Chris Pratt's comic acting, and Dave Bautista delivers some good lines as well. Zoe Saldana is a good facial actor.

The star of this movie is the jokey plot and the irreverant tone. In that sense the real star is writer-director James Gunn. 

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Written and directed by:
James Gunn

The Music:
.Even though I have a low tolerance for oldies, these songs fit in well with the mood of the movie. I even appreciated Brandy, which I liked back in the day, but would never listen to now. 

The Visuals:
Some great costumes on all those actors. I really like Nebula's make up. Some of the other effects are deliberately hokey for comic effect. 

3.5  stars: Why not 4 stars because I loved it. 

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Even More: There are four end-credit bonus sequences. Two hints about future movies and two just for fun.