Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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Rated PG-13 Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content
- Sex & Nudity
- Violence & Gore
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After their last adventure the Guardians have become not just a team, but a family—with all the devotion, bickering, and dysfunction that implies. When the mystery behind Peter's parentage is finally revealed, will his newfound ties to his biological family destroy his relationships with his friends? Or when push comes to shove, will the Guardians come together to save the galaxy... again?
When the first Guardians of the Galaxy blasted into theaters in 2014, it was a surprise revelation. It came out in late July—a certain sign that producers didn't expect much from the movie—and it featured a bevy of second-tier stars playing almost unheard-of Marvel characters.
Three years, a Chris Pratt supernova and three-quarters of a billion dollars later, Vol. 2 won't sneak up on anyone. The movie'll make a mint, and it's a known quantity, for better or worse.
Just that familiarity takes some bloom off this frenetic sci-fi rose. The jokes, while just as frequent, don't have quite the same impact. The action, though duly unhinged, feels like an extension of what we've seen before. Everything feels like it's just a wee bit more than what we saw in 2014, but its impact is just a wee bit less.
The film's problematic content is also incrementally worse, but not gratuitously so. The body count is huge, but the action is strictly by the comic book: a largely bloodless, painless excursion in fantastic excess. The sensual content and asides we see and hear are a skosh stronger. Language? Vol. 2 increases the s-word count from three to four.
So whether you saw or avoided the original Guardians, that choice will likely inform what you do with Vol. 2, because this sequel flies in the same content universe.
But in the midst of that problematic starscape, strong messages of family also emerge. If there is a surprise to be found here, it's in the emotional impact of the story, with moments of true poignancy lodged between the laser blasts and laughs. "We're family," Drax says. "We leave no one behind."
And in the end, it suggests that the universe need not be so cold and empty after all.
Sound fundamental values underlie the spirited sci-fi follow-up "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (Disney). But thematic elements demanding discernment, together with some less than family-friendly dialogue, make this return to the stars best for grown-ups.
“A little good, a little bad, bit of both,” Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) promised his fellow Guardians and us at the end of the first film. And that’s what we get in this sequel, still delightfully off-kilter, still deliciously irreverent, and still delectably scored with 70’s pop songs. “Can you hold the banter until after the space battle?” one character asks. Probably not, and we would not want it any other way.
Rating: PG-13, 137 minutes
In a Nutshell: I loved the first Guardians Of The Galaxy and have been sooo excited to see this next one!
I wasn’t disappointed. James Gunn's Volume 2 sequel is creative, fun, wacky, action-packed, and extremely entertaining.
Because it's Volume 2, there are 2 times the action, 2 times the explosions, 2 times the gags and laughs.
As Groot says, “Welcome to the frickin Guardians Of The Galaxy!” (Although he didn’t use the word “frickin”.)
“There are 2 kinds of beings in the universe: those who dance and those who do not.” – Drax (Dave Bautista)
“I wanted more. I desired meaning.” – Ego (Kurt Russell)
You need to dance more.
Family isn’t always just what you are born into.
“Sometimes the thing that you’re searching for your whole life is right there by your side all along and you don’t even know it.” - Peter Quill/Star-lord (Chris Pratt)
Things I liked:
The opening credits alone were awesome and hilarious. That’s what I’m talking about! What a way to start the ride.
Groot! Oh my gosh, he’s soooooo awesome!
Chris Pratt sure has come a long way since his flubby days on Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series. Female fans even get to enjoy his new six-pack abs when he takes his shirt off.
Kurt Russell! Nice job on the scenes in the opening of the movie when he was younger.
Harpulary Batteries. Ha ha We learn so much more about Rocket and his motivations in this one.
The music soundtrack Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is a lot of fun and plays an important role in the story, like in the first flick.
As expected, a lot of slow motion shots. Hilarious. Epic.
Talk about a sister feud. Jeez.
I love that Marvel always puts Stan Lee in their movies. He actually shows up twice this time in Volume 2.
Really great special effects.
The talented cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, and Kurt Russell.
Taserface. Ha ha
There was actually a lot of character development and backstory information about our heroes and even some of the villains. It really adds depth to the movie and care even more.
In the last movie, Kevin Bacon got some funny shout-outs. This time it's David Hasselhoff. Ha ha
Zune. 300 songs. Ha ha
Keep watching after the credits start to roll at the end and stay seated until the very, very end. There are quite a few scenes to watch.
Things I didn’t like:
A lot of inappropriate jokes.
Some of the lines and scenes in the trailer are different from the actual movie. That always bugs me.
To truly appreciate it, you need to have seen the first Guardians Of The Galaxy.
The "gold" people look cool, but I didn't quite get into what they were all about.
As much as I enjoyed it, it's still not as good or fresh as the original. Sequels rarely are, right?
“All you do is yell at each other. You’re not friends.” – Nebula (Karen Gillan)
“You’re right. We’re family.” – Drax
“When you’re ugly and someone loves you, you know they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who they can trust.” – Drax
“So, we’re really saving the galaxy again?” – Rocket (Bradley Cooper)
“I guess!” – Peter Quill/Star-Lord
“Awesome! We’re really going to be able to jack up our prices for 2 times galaxy savers!” – Rocket
“Yes, I prefer to make people the old-fashioned way.” – Peter Quill/Star-Lord
“I’m sorry. I’m using the wrong eye again. That was supposed to be behind your back.” – Rocket after calling the high priestess a douche-bag and then winking.
“Don’t call me a raccoon!” – Rocket
“I’m sorry. I took it too far. Trash Panda.” – Peter Quill/Star-Lord
“Like they say, you’re out of luck until you go duck.” – Howard the Duck (He made a surprise and funny appearance at the very end of the first movie.)
“Ha ha. You look like Mary Poppins.” – Peter Quill/Star-Lord
“Is he cool?” – Yondu (Michael Rooker
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Tips for parents:
There is a lot of crude humor.
Lots of violence.
SPOILER ALERT: You’ll laugh out loud and be able to relate to the teenage Groot at the very end. Ha ha Loved it.May 3rd, 2017 · Details
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes at us grinning from ear-to-ear for nearly two and a half hours. It’s high on its own supply. There are enough plots here to fill a dozen galaxies
What do you do for an encore to the best comic-book movie in years? James Gunn's sequel is a witty and extravagant followup, but it works harder for less fun.
Just like the first one, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a winning and wonderfully relatable gem of crazy.
While the sequel doesn't pack the full punch of the original, it's a wonderful, beautiful follow-up that is richly dense in detail and features a parade of thrilling and fun surprises.
The Guardians of the Galaxy continue their adventures in this sequel. This time the plot centers around unraveling the mysteries behind Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) true parentage.
Parents need to know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the follow-up to Marvel's hit sci-fi adventure about a team of outlaws who band together to battle space bad guys. The whole gang returns, including pilot Star-Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) (Chris Pratt), aliens Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista), and talking raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper). Even talking tree Groot (Vin Diesel) is back, although now he's a baby. The first movie had some salty language, action violence, and a few sexual references, so expect the same in the sequel. But unless the formula has changed a lot, this action-packed superhero movie will likely be fine for older tweens and teens.