The Guardians are back with higher stakes of saving the whole galaxy while Quill tries to reunited with his estranged father.
G.O.T.G. Vol. 2 tried its hardest to maintain or even to overplay its previous entry, with tons of CGI dosage and supplies of laughter, the film successfully overshadowed its derivative, predictable plot, for then they’ve decided to put a heart in it, which turned out to only affect part of the piece, but in the end, the guardians helmed its way to one of the most entertaining ride in the MCU. (And kudos for having a longer Stan Lee cameo.)
What’s not good about the film?
One of the problems existing in a comic book film is its tendency to lack a soulful narrative and relying much onto its aesthetic beauty and leaving all the substance behind.
Yes, we are all aware that these individuals are there to save the galaxy from everything that will attempt to destroy it, the noble war of good versus evil, but that’s just about it, and apart from that we’re just getting a story that we’ve seen before. Everyone is trying to have fun in the point that even the serious moments are being messed up by some overlapping jokes.
I know that this team can face all the trouble that the galaxy has to offer to the point that the film makers decided to ground their villains and made their look stupid. MCU can do all the good things to their heroes, however, can’t do the same with their villains, such respect to show that their antagonists has a fighting chance rather than putting up their lead in a fight they can easilly win.
What’s good about the movie?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (not including Fox’s properties), as we all know, is very consistent when it comes to their fun-filled, light-hearted, family-friendly adventure, and the people liked it. Although part of this whole universe, whether they want to admit it or not, has to be pushed, because if not, people are going to realize that what we’re seeing is just a refurbished version of the older ones.
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is total blowout for the MCU back then. Imagine these not-so-popularly known league of criminals saving the universe making a hit to the hearts of millions who’ve watched it. So it’s no surprise that Director Gunn aimed for a higher leveled film to outsmart his own creation and he did it successfully.
Aside from its flawless and brightly adjusted imagery, their overflowing CGI visuals, G.O.T.G. Vol. 2 also introduced us to new characters that we can look forward to, though I know they could pull it off a lot better, but hey!, we now have Stallone in our backs. And I appreciate them letting S.Lee’s having a longer cameo, way to respect the man who started it all.
Director: James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy : 2014)
Main Cast:Chris Pratt ; Zoe Saldana ; Dave Bautista ; Vin Diesel ; Bradley Cooper ; Michael Rooker ; Sylvester Stallone ; Kurt Russel
Genre: Science Fiction ; Action ; Adventure
Release Year: 2017
Trivia(s): [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
- Thanos never appeared but was only mentioned.
- Ego identifies himself as a celestial although he’s actually just a cosmic being. Celestials are powerful beings made of pure energy and embodied in giant armors.
- The film featured some of the most popular Ravagers: Stakar / Starhawk (Sylvester Stallone), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Charlie 27 (Ving Rhames) and Aleta (Michelle Yeoh).
- The Watchers together with Stan Lee was featured in the film.
- When Kraglin is approaching Ego’s planet, the surface resembled Ego’s face which is a nod to his original appearance in the comics.
- Yondu tells Rocket that before he was a Ravager, he was a slave. In the Kull of Atlantis fantasy stories by Robert E. Howard, Kull became a pirate after he was slaved by pirates. The Ravagers are space pirates and mercenaries. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian fantasy stories were adapted into Marvel comics.
- According to an expert, you could fit about 1,600 baby Groots on a normal movie screen and about 17,000 on a normal IMAX screen.
- The first film to be shot in 8K, Red WEAPON camera system.
- During the end credits, I AM GROOT is seen randomly throughout and then replaced with the respected crew members name.
- In the comics, Mantis is a human with skilled that she acquired from living with the Kree.
- Karen Gillan reprised her role as Nebula without shaving her head.
- In the comics, Taserface is a warrior from the cybernetically enhanced race known as The Stark, a race that found Iron Man’s technology that accidentally crashed on their homeworld, as a result, worshipped Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man) as their god.
- The VFX for Ego is considered the largest visual effects ever made.
- Drax’s make up took 90 minutes to apply, however, he needs to go to a sauna to have it removed.