Marvel is certainly kicking some big goals in cinema this year, and leading the game is Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, sequel to the surprise 2014 hit Guardians of the Galaxy.
With such an incredible viewer response from part one of the franchise, and the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was inevitable that this sequel would be made and the creative team behind the scenes have made sure not to disappoint.
This time around the Guardians have found themselves in hot water with the golden-skinned people known collectively as the Sovereign.
When a mysterious celestial being saves them mid-battle, the mysterious parentage of Peter Quill unfolds when Ego introduces himself.
But there’s something strange about Ego and when Gamora and Drax are the only people who can see it, tensions erupt between the makeshift family.
The established cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker are exactly like a family unit, and throw in Bradley Cooper as the self-destructive Rocket and Vin Diesel as the adorably innocent Baby Groot and you’ve certainly got plenty of emotionally explosive relationships to play around with onscreen.
Kurt Russell’s Ego is a truly self-absorbed character but one that also explains many of Peter Quill’s own personality quirks, while Pom Klementieff ’s Mantis is an interesting character whose emotionally charged abilities can only grow in future films.
It’s brighter and bolder than the first instalment, employing a kaleidoscope of colours that are dazzling and exotic.
From gold, green and blue-skinned people to a fireworks display to shame a New Year’s Eve celebration, the vibrancy is only the first example of how much joy this film brings to the cast and fans.
And while it doesn’t necessarily top the first film, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is definitely a film full of laughs and tender moments you’ll certainly enjoy.
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