Synopsis: The Guardians look to try and lift Peter Quills spirits by throwing him a special Christmas Celebration. However, first, they need Earth’s greatest hero Kevin Bacon.
When Kraglin tells Drax and Mantis about how a young Peter Quill tried to bring the celebration of Christmas to Yondu’s crew of Ravagers. Mantis feels sorry for him and as his sister she feels responsible for his happiness. To that end, she persuades Drax to go with her to Earth on a mission to find Kevin Bacon.
When the two arrive on Earth much chaos ensues as they make a shedload of money taking photos with tourists who think they are cosplayers. From there they go to a bar and get very drunk before finding out where Kevin Bacon lives and abducting him.
This Holiday special truly belongs to Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff who put in a show-stopping performance as Drax and Mantis who have some truly comedic adventures as they go on the hunt for Kevin Bacon. Obviously, Kevin Bacon puts in a game performance as himself and manages to do a pretty impressive Dick Van Dyke impression when Mantis hypnotizes him into acting like a hero. Only in this case, Bacon decides to put on a dodgy Cockney accent as he dons the persona of a British private in world war II.
Of course, Chris Pratt and the rest of the Guardians cast are on hand. But it’s Bautista and Kementieff along with Bacon that gets a majority of the screen time in this.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a nice little stocking filler from Disney + and provides us with a fun story to warm us up for the forthcoming third movie in the series.
The performances of all the actors were great. And we get a couple of fun musical numbers from an Alien Rock Band, which allows Bacon to sing a song at the close of the story.
Overall. This is good clean family fun, but with a homicidal talking raccoon.
- CGI & Stunts9.7
- Incidental Music10