Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – The Most Best Movie Review-Captivating new characters another awesome mix tape and a generous helping of heart are just some of the things waiting for you in the bundle of fun that is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. . Yippee-ki-yay movie lovers its Jan here!
Just before I kick off my review proper I want to let you know Im running a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. giveaway on all my new Guardians videos. Ill have full details of the prizes at the end of my review! Ok as I mentioned before as well as our team of returning heroes we also get a bunch of new characters and actors who I really enjoyed seeing in the movie. As the insect-like alien Mantis Pom Klementieff is a simply perfect addition to this universe and gives a charmingly subtle performance that really highlights her characters innocence good nature and humour and her scenes with Drax in particular are an utter joy. Elizabeth Debicki who youll have seen in The Man From UNCLE and alongside Tom Hiddleston in the TV series The Night Manager gives a superbly stately and condescending turn
which fits her character wonderfully as she plays Ayesha the High Priestess of the ever-so-arrogant alien race the Sovereign. And Kurt Russell is just fantastic as Ego in all his forms managing to make this crazy character believable and also establishing a great on-screen rapport with Chris Pratts Star-Lord. Just like the first film theres plenty of
irreverent humour in Vol. a lot of which lands very well and theres a good chunk of fun and thrilling action too however this time theres also more emotional weight given to the Guardians story with an emphasis placed on family whether thats the family you were born into or the people you meet along the way. And having got to know his main cast and their characters well over the course of filming the first movie it feels like writer-director James Gunn has honed this script so it pretty much plays to each actors particular strengths. The fact that Drax has a love of the iteral
as well as about as much tact as a ton of bricks means that Dave Bautista gets a mass of marvellously funny lines which he nails thanks to his great comic timing and delightfully deadpan delivery. And then theres that hilariously hearty laugh Bautista does as Drax which never fails to put a smile on my face and youll hear plenty of throughout the film. As Peter Quill aka Star-Lord Chris Pratt showcases a range of humour action and more heartfelt dramatic moments. While Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan get some cool action and the chance to peel back the layers of Gamora and Nebulas backstory. And Michael Rooker certainly makes the most of the increased screen time Yondu gets this time around adding extra depth to his character. As for Baby Groot hes a mix of ultra-cute adorableness and a seething stack of rage and the VFX guys have done superb job injecting this tiny tree creature with a real sense
of soul and personality. I also really like Bradley Coopers Rocket who gets a nice emotional arc this time too.
Yes there were odd moments of his humour that didnt work for me but he does still get lots of great moments and I love Rocket in all his fast-talking sass-mouthed glory. As was the case with the first movie the soundtrack for Vol. is a gorgeous mix that Im looking forward to listening to again and again. And as far as the movies concerned each
track gels beautifully with the scene its in taking the on-screen visuals to another level. Speaking of visuals taken to new heights the production design for this movie is out of this world! From the Sovereigns planet which is all Art Deco-style lavishness to Egos home which perfectly reflects who his character is the work of the movies art design and VFX teams really shines.
And as youd expect from a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe there are post-credits scenes five to be precise so its definitely worth sticking around until the very end of the film. Plus there are also plenty of easter eggs and references in the movie too. And Ill be making videos about those various post-credits scenes and their significance in the MCU as well as the movies easter eggs very shortly.
To sum up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol is entertainment of cosmic proportions or to put it another way it was a pleasure to watch. Writer-director James Gunn blends plentiful laughs with an emotional kick in the gut and
a galaxy of scene-stealing performances from cast old and new. And I cannot wait to see what Gunn has up
his sleeve for Vol. ! But in the meantime Im looking forward to watching Vol. again!
Now what are you looking forward to about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol ?
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a chance to win one of several Guardians prizes. Ive got two awesome hardback books from DK Guardians of the Galaxy: The Ultimate Guide to the Cosmic Outlaws which takes an in-depth look at iconic characters issues and storylines from the comics. And Ive also got a selection of three very cool Guardians Funko Pop vinyl figures.
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