Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris
Pratt) is helping to protect the Sovereign with his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy.
They accomplish their mission by killing the energy eating beast in exchange for Nebula (Karen Gillian), but soon the
Sovereign are after them because Rocket decided to kidnap some batteries. They
are saved by Star-Lord’s dad Ego (Kurt Russell) and some of the group goes with Ego to his planet. Meanwhile, the Sovereign hire Yondu (Michael Rooker) and his Ravager band to capture Peter and his team.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is a dumb
fun space opera comedy which has plenty of comedic scenes (Rocket being called a trash panda, Baby Groot bring the wrong object
to a prison cell over and over), scenes that defy scientific reality, and cameos from Sylvester Stallone as Yondu’s
former Ravager teammate to Howard the Duck to Stan Lee as a stranded astronaut telling stories to the Watchers. It is a very enjoyable sequel even though I enjoyed the first film more, but my problems lie with
the sequel being too standalone, some sequences being there for comedy’s sake instead of serving a stronger story, not
having more connective tissue to AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and the stupid Baby Groot dance scene during the opening credits
which takes away from the fight sequence in the background which I rather be watching.
Make sure to stay through the credits for all five post credit scenes along with the “I am Groot” text
that transforms into end credits text (along with the disclaimer no raccoons or baby trees were harmed and yet no guarantee
for the safety of the trainers). I would definitely watch the sequel again
and can’t for the sequel which will hopefully have the original Guardians of the Galaxy team showing up an d a certain
Adam Warlock finally making his appearance (but the next appearance from the Guardians of the Galaxy will be in AVENGERS:
Four deleted scenes and a somewhat funny
The GUARDIANS INFERNO music video which
has to be the weirdest and coolest extra on this disc which stars the cast in human roles along with David Hasselhoff and
BONUS ROUND: THE MAKING OF GUARDIANS OF
THE GALAXY which is a series of four promotional fluff featurettes which don’t offer much depth on the making of the
movie despite some interviews, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage-
IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR WITH JAMES
REUNION TOUR: THE MUSIC OF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.
2 which talks about the various songs used in the movie and playing the music score on set while filming
LIVING PLANETS AND TALKING TREES: THE VISUAL
EFFECTS OF VOL. 2- a look at the visuals effects of the sequel
SHOWTIME: THE CAST OF VOL. 2- a focus on
the cast of the sequel
Feature audio commentary with director
A code to download and/or stream the movie
in HD along with exclusive digital extras
The movie in standard definition on DVD
FINAL ANALYSIS: GUARDIANS OF THE GLAXY Vol. 2 is an enjoyable sequel, but it isn’t as good as the first one. The extras are a mixed bag as the behind-the-scenes extras aren’t very in-depth
(I wonder if there is a double dip coming in the future).
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