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Subj: Re: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 quick thoughts
Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 at 03:22:26 pm EDT (Viewed 26 times)
Reply Subj: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 quick thoughts
Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 at 08:37:12 am EDT (Viewed 1007 times)

    I saw this at an early screening last night and it was a fair bit of fun. It was not as good as the first film, but it is pretty entertaining.

    The character dynamics are pretty great and the story is pretty solid. It picks up on the themes of the first film with the meaning of family etc. Which was nice. The soundtrack was pretty solid again and the visuals were pretty great.

    We get to see Rocket go sort of Rambo and take on an army himself. Well, a large group of Ravegers at any rate.

    The depiction of Ego was pretty good. He is a living planet and is the antagonist of the film but that is not entirely clear until a little ways into the movie (it is but he is not overtly hostile until that point).

    Ego, and the others, refer to himself as a celestial or god of sorts. And he is pretty powerful in the movie. We are starting to see more and more of the big god sort of guys like Dormammu and in this case Ego (we saw a Celestial in the first film for a moment).

    During a battle between Ego and Quill at the end, we get a giant stone warrior vs giant stone Pac Man for a minute. It is funny.

    There are numerous after credits scenes. Most of the mare just comedic except for one that sets the stage for Warlock to finally show up in the films.

    If I had a main gripe it would be Ayesha and the Soverign race come off as too goofy for me, but it does not take away from things.

    The movie does drag a bit in a few spots, an issue the first film did not have, but they do not last too long. Overall, it is a fun movie and return of characters I have grown fond of on the big screen.

I'd give the first movie an A- and this movie a B-. I like the characters enough to keep coming back to see their adventures.

I did feel like Star Lord was wasted and way too sentimental this movie. Last movie he was a bit vulgar and hilarious. Didn't really care for the Ego is his daddy reveal.

Drax and Rocket were great. Particularly Drax...I could watch Drax's shtick all day. Yondu was also really great...thought he stole the show this movie.

I've always hated Mantis in the comics but since this movie had Drax repeatedly tell her how ugly and disgusting she is I must say I liked all of that. I could watch a whole movie of Drax putting that slag down.

I'm hoping Nebula is being set up for something bigger. If this is the last we see of her that's a shame. I assume she'll be in the Avengers movies Thanos is in.

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