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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
|Studio :||Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Marvel Enterprises,|
|Crew :||Art Department Coordinator, Art Direction,|
|Cast :||Chris Pratt Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista Vin Diesel Bradley Cooper|
|Genre :||Adventure Action Comedy Science Fiction|
Truly the worst movie I've ever seen in a theater
Tied for the best movie I have ever seen
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
Worth seeing just to witness how winsome it is.
With the birthday of a friends son coming up,I decided that I would get him some Comic-Book presents. Picking up Harley Quinn's Greatest Hits and the stylish Logan: Wolverine graphic novels,I found in the local comic-book shop issues of Guardians of the Galaxy. Planning to get Spider-Man: Homecoming,I decided that to complete the package,to join the Guardians for a second time.View on the film:Returning in a greatly expanded role, Karen Gillan gives a wonderful performance as Nebula,whose fights with sibling rival Gamora (played by a very good Zoe Saldana) is fought with snappy exchanges by Gillan that nicely balance the action thrills. Bouncing off Dave Bautista's lively performance as Drax and Bradley Cooper's wise-cracking Rocket,Chris Pratt tones down the comedic edge Peter Quill showed in the first for a warm sincerity, that impressively gives a human cost to the grand special effects across the screen,as Pratt and Michael Rooker bring a tenderness to the loose father/son relationship between Quill & Yondu.Guarding the galaxy again with cinematographer Henry Braham,writer/director James Gunn sets the rocket off with bursts of dazzling primary colour,with every inch of the screen being covered in bright,pulpy yellow,blues and greens. Landing the action scenes in the middle of a playful,Sci-Fi family drama,Gunn gets lost in space with a stylised sense of scale,where the action scenes, (even the traditional blue floating thing in the sky Comic-Book final) are given a real crunch thanks to Gunn placing each set-piece from the weaving camera following Groot and Rocket's part in standing tall with their family,and continuing to guard the galaxy.
There are guidelines against stating the score in the body of your review, but given the Imdb's inflexibility, I have to say that Guardians 2 is possibly the most 6.5-star movie I've ever watched. I remember how I complained about the ending to first Guardians movie having unrealistic physics. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 lets you know right away that it throws the physics out of the window, which frees you from having to worry about pesky things like realism and this creative choice appears to have been right one.In combination with an overwhelming amount of colourful CG, the flexible physics at times made me feel like I was watching another Shrek animation, and it was not annoying like it should have been.Compared to the first movie, the sequel turns up the goofiness knob quite a bit, and with it, also the funny knob. This movie is a comedy above anything else and that's where it shines. All you need is fun characters played by interesting actors, just doing their shtick.Perhaps the most notable thing about the movie is that it doesn't have a strong central storyline. There is a main villain, but he and his plan do not really enter the movie until about half way. Instead, this movie has 4 or 5 stories and themes running through it almost side by side, which is completely fine and does not feel disjointed.Unfortunately, the film went downhill for me in the second half, as prolonged action sequences were making increasingly less sense and the humour was replaced by conflict and forced drama. Also, if you think about this movie's value in the future, it's hard to ignore the amount of CGI used to make it and how bad it may look to the human eye 10 years from now. The costumes and character design are nice, but they are drowned out by fake explosions and monsters.In short, this movie is at its strongest in its middle section, when it is having fun and doesn't think too hard about anything. The last third of the movie starts losing momentum and entertainment value.
The anticlimactic gags that made Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 so great were so forced, so unfunny and downright cringy in Guardians Vol. 2, that I could barely sit through the entire film. Shallow characters, predictable plot, a movie that may only appeal to very young children and die-hard fanboys/girls. Shame.
James Gunn returns to bring us the second instalment in the wildly popular Guardians franchise starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker.Before I start this review, I should mention that the first Guardians film is my favorite MCU film. I think it's easily the best directed Marvel film and it features in my opinion the most human characters in the MCU.Vol. 2 expands these characters and gives us even more reasons to love each one of our heroes. It's a totally different movie than the first one and it's all the better for it.What I love about this film is first and foremost the characters. Everyone gets his or her moment to shine. And Gunn very wisely decides to focus on them and exploring the events that shaped them into the characters they are now.The story here is a little less tight than the original mainly because the plot sort of happens to the characters once Ego shows up. And it isn't until the final act where it really kicks in. This is also something I adore. Gunn structures his story around his characters and that really works for this film.It's also extremely funny. Some people have an issue with this saying that the film features to much comedy. I understand where they are coming from but for me it's what makes these characters more human. They make jokes to avoid being hurt and that really resonates with me.The action is once again spectacular, and the CGI is mostly great. It all build towards an exciting and emotional climax that managed to make me cry.I recommend this film to everyone, certainly if you're a fan of the franchise and I hope that Vol. 3 can bring this trilogy to a satisfying conclusion.