Synopsis: Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Review: Our family of characters continue the madness and mayhem and add a little sprinkling of sentiment while rocking out to an awesome soundtrack.
We get to meet Ego who is played to great effect by Kurt Russell who gets a CGI face lift for the opening scene of the film, which sees him hanging with Peter Quills mother. He looks nothing like David Hasselhoff by the way. You’ll need to watch the film to get that reference.
All our favourite characters from the last film are here and we even get another brief snippet of Howard The Duck.
The films story is mostly centred on Peter Quill and his father Ego, but that doesn’t mean that the comedy is gone from the film.
As ever all the laughter and cuteness is provided by Rocket Racoon and the newly grown baby Groot who is awesome. Even Drax gets a fair few laugh out loud moments in the film in much the same way as he did last time.
But the audience in the theatre where I saw the film were mostly laughing at the antics of Groot and Rocket.
Michael Rooker has a really nice scene in which Yondu and Rocket have a little heart to heart and start to work together.
While the sisterly rivalry between Gamora and Nebula continues, but gets somewhat resolved.
There’s a lot character growth happening throughout this movie fort every character, but we do sadly wind up having to lose one of our favourite characters at the end of the film, but he gets a touching send off and owns every scene he is in.
Overall ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2’ feels like a successful sequel to me. It doesn’t quite have the sense of freshness that the first film had. But it does manages to provide all the main characters with story lines that move them forward and evolve them a little bit more.
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