#GotGVol2 – Review

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 – Budget of $106 million – 2 hours and 18 minutes

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
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In 1980, Meredith Quill was in love with a spaceman. He showed her a special flower he was growing behind a Dairy Queen. Their love created Star-Lord. He, along with Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot, make up the Guardians of the Galaxy. They have been hired by Ayesha (leader of the Sovereign race) to protect precious batteries from a large monster. After a hard-fought battle, they are praised and paid. Their payment was Gamora’s sister Nebula. They intend on return Nebula to Xandar for a bounty. However, on their way back, they are attacked by the Sovereign Empire because Rocket stole some of their batteries. With help, the Guardians defeat the army but crash their ship on Berhertz. They plan to fix the ship and collect their bounty when the ship that helped them defeat the Sovereign Empire lands. The spaceship opens to reveal Ego and Mantis. Ego has been searching for the mortal that held an infinity stone and lived. After a compelling argument, Drax, Gamora, and Star-Lord leave with Ego and Mantis. Leaving Groot, Rocket to fix the ship and watch Nebula.

On another planet, Yondu is losing control and respect. His men think he is going soft, while other Ravagers are disgusted by his actions of child-trafficking. After being disrespected by everyone, Yondu is really hurt. Then Ayesha hires Yondu to do a job: Find the Guardians and return them to her. Yondu finds the ship and subdues Rocket. But when Yondu doesn’t want to hand them over to Ayesha, he overpowered by his men and locked away with Rocket. Yondu is determined to free himself (along with Rocket and Groot) and warn Star-Lord.

As Ego and Star-Lord spend time together, Star-Lord learns more about his family, his true origin, and his powers. However, he is being hunted by Ayesha and Nebula. But Rocket, Groot, and Yondu will do anything to save Star-Lord. When Gamora hears Mantis, an empath, about to share secrets with Drax, she wonders what secrets Ego must have. She instantly does not trust Ego and warns Star-Lord of the potential troubles ahead. All entities will come together for one final battle.

Wow. The complex storyline, amazing imagery, and stellar soundtrack justified waiting 3 years for the 2nd volume. Guardians of the Galaxy is not afraid to poke fun at itself (i.e. how romances are held off because it will hurt the ratings). It doesn’t add characters for the sake of having them, they are added because they are critical to the story. The opening battle is strong, catchy, and hilarious. You will oh, ah, get misty eyed, and have your heart break in a matter of 2 hours. While Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 1 was an origin story for the group coming together, this is an origin story for Star-Lord, a deeper look into Nebula’s and Gamora’s relationship, and an explanation for Yondu’s protective nature over Star-Lord. See this movie in 3D and pay whatever the theater wants. As they walk around Ego’s planet, 3D makes all the colors pop and the battles feel alive. During the credits, you will see Groot’s growth, Stan Lee, and play “I Am Groot” game. Stay past the end credits for a look into Vol. 3. This sequel is not a superhero movie, but a movie about the family you make instead of the family you were given.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

I don’t know what you are talking about but I like the way you said it – Meredith Quill

I guess I prefer to make people the old fashion way – Star-Lord

After all of this, I find you – Ego

You broke the code and all our hearts – Stakar Ogord

Can I pet your puppy – Mantis

I have sensitive nipples – Yondu

It is beautiful, on the inside – Drax

She is worth no more to me than what the bounty gives – Gamora

It’s not ripe – Nebula

I am Groot – Groot

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