Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Good as the First Movie

Posted 07/20/2017 7904

The first Guardians of the Galaxy was a pleasant surprise, and most comic fans ate it up like an all you can eat buffet. The soundtrack was phenomenal and it left you wanting to know more about all the characters it introduced. So when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 debuted - there was no doubt that it had a hard standard to beat.

And it just did that... if not more so. Some critics and audiences claim it was EVEN more enjoyable than the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

The same characters, Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot in baby form (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Drax (Dave Bautista) were back in full action and personality - and they did not hold back!

And there was a few new characters that were added to the mix beautifully, Ego (Kurt Russell) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff.) Then throw in a few awesome cameos from Sylvester Stallone and David Hasselhoff and you have a "winning" combination.

Without giving too much away- this sequel is focused on building the foundation of the relationship between Starlord, Peter Quill and his father Ego played by Russell. It looks as if Quill's dreams have come true as him and Gamora are getting closer "with an unspoken" thing between them and finally discovering his dad's identity.

However, as Marvel movies go - nothing appears as it seems. First of all, Rocket stole batteries from"The Sovereign" and now they are on a manhunt for the Guardians. And, then it is discovered that Ego has an ulterior motive for recruiting Starlord back into his life. While Baby Groot steals the show with his hot temper and childish antics - he dances around and it is the most adorable thing and during some scenes he is eating trail mix and says "hi" in the middle of a battle, just exactly like a toddler would do.

There is dynamics between Gamora and her sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) and continual issues with the man that raised Peter Quill - Yondo (Michael Rooker) who is heart-broken that his team left him and he will never receive the respectful funeral he deserved from the "Ravagers." This is bittersweet because they have outlawed him because he took in Peter Quill to save his life.

What ensues is an action-packed. suspenseful, comical, heart-warming, and sometimes grief-strickening film that has it all and good music too. Although it does not quite seem like the tracks in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 match up to the instances and scenes, as well as the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

But that is just a matter of opinion, as others have stated they loved the soundtrack choices just as much. In this movie some relationships are made, while others are broken. The logistics between all of the characters is pure genius. One of the characters most profoundly touching in this movie ends up being Yondo who finally wins your heart over when he says "He may have been your father boy, but he wasn't your daddy." Tear...