Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 released nationwide in cinema screens today. The last Guardians of the galaxy movie released in 2014 and it always is an uphill struggle to recreate the success of the first movie, especially with expectations sky high. But director James Gunn somehow manages to impress us with a fun ride, even though the plot of the film is all over the place.
This film takes off two to three months after the first film, set to the backdrop of awesome mixtape #2, the guardians travel through the cosmos and battle a giant space monster but a mess up leads to them being chased by the Sovereign who is after their life. They are now rescued by Ego, a living planet (Kurt Russel), who turns out to be Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father. (Remember how his dying mother promised him in the first film, that he wouldn’t be alone and that his father would come for him one day.) And we find out it was Ego who had hired Yondu (Michael Rooker) to bring Peter to him, years ago and then the film follows the mystery of why Yondu did not do what he was hired to do.
While you expect the film to blend in action with humour. Surprisingly, the emotions are running high in this film. Father- son and complicated sibling relationships are explored here. Baby Groot voiced by Vin Diesel is a scene stealer with his child like actions.
As far as the performances go, Chris Pratt proves he is the perfect casting decision of the film. Kurt Russel and Michael Rooker stand out among others. All in all the movie offers all the fun and adventure of the first film added to a fabulous soundtrack.
Take a look at the trailer here: