Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review (CAUTION- Minor spoilers ahead).
By: Myla Tosatto
Do I really even need to write a review for this one? I am pretty sure that you already know that it is an awesome, kick-butt, crazy, hilarious, thrilling movie even before you see it. And you know what? You’re right! It is all that and even more. It’s probably the most emotional comic book movie that has ever been made. This movie is big on belly laughs and feels. I think perhaps there was a lot of dust in the movie theater. I am sure there weren’t any tears in my eyes.
Unlike most movies in this genre, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 goes straight to heart while dealing with family matters. This movie shows that blood is thicker than water and that sometimes water is thicker than blood. And that sometimes blood and water will surprise you. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds his long, lost father and discovers that Star-Lord is more than just a quirky nickname. He really is a deity. Well, at least a demigod. What will he do when he realizes that he has biological family? Or will he realize that he already has a family in his friends and associates: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Kraglin (Sean Gunn) ? Gamora also has family issues that must be resolved with her sister, Nebula (Karen Gillian). There is also a story about stolen batteries and a Sovereign species headed by Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki). Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, and Pom Klementieff round out the cast.
Marvel has the whole movie thing figured out. Hire incredible directors (James Gunn, Joss Whedon, Taika Waititi, etc.) and pair them with fun and imaginative writers (James Gunn, Joss Whedon, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, etc.) and voilà you have terrific movies! Being a Marvel movie, make sure you stay until the very end. The. Very. End. You don’t want to miss any of the five end caps. Also, the opening credits with this movie are the best I have seen since Deadpool. Don’t show up late. Totally worth the 3D price just to see it. Also, big props to James Gunn- Missouri boy using his home state as Peter’s birthplace and for the fine use of the best song ever made, Looking Glass’s Brandy.