Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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James Gunn returns to direct the highly-anticipated sequel of the action, sci-fi hit from 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2. The story picks up three months after the first film ends and the Guardians are battling a space alien to help a race of beings called the Sovereigns. After defeating the alien, Queen Ayesha (Elizabeth Dedicki) of the Sovereigns gives the Guardians the villain Nebula (Karen Gillan) who is Gomora’s (Zoe Saldana) stepsister. The Guardians think everything is great. Then the Sovereigns chase them and begin shooting them down because Rocket (Bradley Cooper) has stolen some of their priceless batteries. Just as the Guardians are about to be beaten a man named Ego (Kurt Russell) and his bug-eyed companion Mantis (Pom Klementieff) show up and save them. Ego tells Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) that he is his father and then takes Peter, Drax (Dave Bautista) and Gomora back to his planet for some bonding time. In the meantime, Rocket stays back to fix the ship while keeping an eye on the last member of the team, Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) and their prisoner Nebula. (All of this takes place within the first half hour.) This film has action, funny one-liners, and a classic soundtrack. There was a ton of pop culture jokes – maybe more than in the first movie – that were hilarious. (Yes, everything that the audience loved in the first film is back.) I liked how the relationships evolve from the first movie with the Guardians playing jokes on each other and acting like a family. The theme of this film is about family with Peter finding his father and what went wrong with the connection between Nebula and Gomora when they were younger. There are some emotional scenes in each of those sub-plots for the actors to show their acting skills. When I left the screening, I thought, “This movie isn’t as fantastic as the first.” But it really was just as good. With that thought, I’m giving this sequel a B+ rating. Don’t forget to stay for the five, yes five, extra credit scenes at the end that you will love.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.