"Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2" - PG-13

Posted May 13, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy did not have any ties of nostalgia with various 1990s cartoons, or video games like X-Men or Spider-Man.

Oh, and if that's not enough patricide, another character gets to deliver a monologue about how she wants to kill her father-she has good cause because he kept cutting off various limbs of hers and replacing them with machinery-and is going to make it her life's mission to do so. A third movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise has been confirmed, and we already have some early information on it.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista return as Guardians Peter Quill, Gamora and Drax. The characters go through all the paces you'd expect, bickering and getting into trouble and having their friendship tested but of course they'll be a family again by the end, that sort of thing.

Meanwhile on some other planet Yondu (Michael Rooker) is doing some "errands" with his crew when Stakar Ogord (Sylvester Stallone) kicks him and his crew out of the Ravagers because Yondu transported kids at one point which was not allowed. Enter Kurt Russell as Ego, a man with unique powers who has been looking for his son, Peter. But a contract put on the Guardians by the Sovereign may be his ticket back to glory. The gleam on star lords metallic jet boots and his phaser weapons seem a tad more detailed and transitions of scenes that little bit more forgivable. I knew it would be amusing since the first movie kept me laughing, but director James Gunn and all the actors outdid themselves in the sequel.

Quill's daddy issues don't end with Ego. In the first film, among a daunting task of retrieving an Infinity Stone and saving Xandar, our heroes shed some light on who they were. Mantis (Pom Klementieff), an antennaed empath and only other resident of the globe is an uproarious complement to the relentlessly gruff Drax, who is always willing to tell us to damn your love, damn your lies.

The wise-cracking Rocket comes across as a guy who says he doesn't need anyone else but, underneath the furry nonchalance, you just know he's totally ride-or-die for his "family".

ComScore reported sales of about 45% of the movie ticket for Guardians Vol. 2 to female viewers, while the first Vol. was 35%.

Marvel movies are usually amusing and splash humor here and there, but this movie is full of it. But otherwise there's nothing here to write home about. His deconstructive run on "The Defenders" expanded the limits of what could be done with a Marvel comic book. It was a fantastic movie but it couldn't live up to the potential of the first one. "I like Baby Groot but I thought the first one was better the only reason I say that was because of the dad figure"."It was great", said Bryce Parker, an Art Major "The 3-D doesn't add much to the experience". The villain is just flat-out terrible. However, things quickly take an unexpected and drastic turn. Most of the amusing lines or actions come from Drax and Baby Groot, who steal the show... or should I say movie, wink.

Staying true to sitcom tropes, "Guardians Vol. 2" also decides to add a couple of guest stars-most notably Kurt Russell as Quill's father and Sylvester Stallone as some guy who looks and sounds an bad lot like Sylvester Stallone.