The wonderfully chaotic intergalactic heroes/thieves are back with a bang! We cannot contain our excitement. For those who aren’t acquainted with the
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2They're back, with so many bangs and blasts
Guardians Of The Galaxy, Volume 2
The wonderfully chaotic intergalactic heroes/thieves are back with a bang! We cannot contain our excitement. For those who aren’t acquainted with the sarcastically brilliant ‘guardians’ of the galaxy, this is a manic Marvel production. The film, which is now a successful series, is a James Gunn movie and produced by Kevin Fiege.
The film is about the most unlikely team of superheroes that you will come across, but the most likely team of superheroes that you will come to love. This time, these five bandits turned heroes are out to save the universe again, but from a force much larger than that, which they had previously faced. It’s a story of galactic proportions. And for those who are acquainted with the franchise, Baby Groot is given a lot of screen time, need we say more?
Let’s meet the actors:
Chris Pratt as Starlord
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax
Bradley Cooper as Rocket (the squirrel)
Vin Diesel as Baby Groot
Karen Gillian as Nebula
Michael Rooker as Yondu
Pom Klementieff as Mantis
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2, is a lesson in how to perfectly craft a sequel to a superhero film. (We loved this film so much, that the rest of this review is basically going to seem like a puff piece) The film is about Starlord finding out about his obscure parentage. The Guardians, with their newfound status in the galactic circles are now greeted by more friends than enemies. However, nothing is worse than an enemy in the garb of a friend. They stumble through time warps and blast their way into planets as usual, but even after being deemed heores, they seldom act like it.
The formula of portraying chaotic yet dangerous rebels who appear tough but have soft hearts, isn’t a new one. We loved the shtick in Pirates of the Caribbean, in Suicide Squad, and it doesn’t seem to get old in Guardians Of The Galaxy (both volumes). The people at Marvel have carefully written the characters of this team to match the characteristics of the average millenial teenager. Reckless, lonely, in search of adventure, slightly crooked and yet human. The characters of Guardians of the Galaxy are more relatable than any other superhero you may have seen (on screen of course). That is what makes it work so well.
The makers have done a beautiful balancing act. They have given adequate emphasis to all those elements of the previous film that we would like to be reminded of, and also presented expectant viewers with a strong storyline. The basic structure of the film remains the same as the previous film, and as in every other Marvel flick. It works like a charm.
Chris Pratt is endearing as Starlord. Gamora is beautifully cold as ever. Drax and Rocket are ambiguously trigger-happy as expected and Baby Groot is frickin adorable. The team hasn’t changed a bit. They all still act like squabbling wives and have the attention span of a sleepy panda. Rocket has fantastic little gadgets plugged and ready for action at all times, Drax is delusionally humorous throughout, so on and so forth.
So why should you catch it if it’s the same as the first installment? Baby Groot. Baby Groot and well, Baby Groot. He makes the movie tick. You’ll find yourself in love with him since the very beginning of the movie. Baby Groot is the little child in all of us, and he is absolutely adorable. Also, the scene where Gamora picks up a machine gun the size of a truck and advances fearlessly towards her target is worth watching (to appease the adrenaline junkie in you). These reasons, coupled with many others, make this movie a must watch.
On the downside, the film relies a little too much on its basic brand of sarcastic humor and doesn’t deliver intensity or any real or serious emotion. Also, we really wished for slightly more chemistry between Starlord and Gamora. Apart from that, the film is golden (as is the villain).
Don’t think too much about it. Book your tickets and be ready to have an awesome weekend. Especially if you are a Marvel fan. We’re sure that by the time you leave the theatre, you’ll already start missing Baby Groot. We give it 4/5.
You will like this film if: You liked the first part, or have liked any film by Marvel, ever.
You will dislike this film if: You are over 40 and only appreciate serious cinema.
Best performance: Baby Groot
I AM GROOT!