Flash Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

THE man’s wavy untamed hair in the photograph was the closest looking to his own. No one else in the photo album had hair similar to this man, so there was a good chance that man in the photo could be his father. The young boy would pull out his mother’s photo album anytime he was feeling sorry for himself. Sitting on the sofa with the album in his lap he would stare at this one particular photograph of the man with the wavy hair and wonder what the man was like. The little boy would get lost inside his imagination, placing himself next to his possible father in a variety of scenarios. They would be at the amusement park; sitting side by side in a roller coaster that was about to climb up a steep embankment, their hands tightly clenching their shouldstraps with their legs pressed up against each other. For several years the young boy believed his real father was out there somewhere.      SOME people were born into a family while others created their own. A basic definition of family is a group of people related to one another. It could be by blood or there may be something else in common. I have a friend who has a family by birth. Though she continues to try over and over, her and her family have different expectations or maybe it is just different feelings of what makes a family. She has been disappointed more times than not with her so-called family. The only time they do something as a family is if it is convenient for her siblings; they have never gone out of their way for her. So the windup is my friend has started to create her own supportive family among her friends. This action science fiction film will show you what my friend did in her life.      SETTLING into their roles as the Guardians of the Galaxy, the group of friends encounter strong forces that will test the bonds they have recently formed with each other. This adventure sequel starred Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Passengers) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek franchise, Nina) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists, Spectre) as Drax and Michael Rooker (The Bone Collector, Jumper) as Yondu. Right from the start this picture grabs you with its special effects and action packed scenes. And just like the original movie, this one also had a great soundtrack. I thought the script was intriguing with its strong theme of family. Not wanting to get too deep with this theme the writers did not forget to include the same type of humor that was used in the last film. Now this brings me to my issue with this movie; it unfortunately was not the first one because since we are familiar with the new franchise, this installment did not have the same fresh quirkiness because I had seen it before. I do not consider this a major complaint; I still laughed and enjoyed the action. If you are not a fan of science fiction I am not sure you would get totally into this picture, but I am sure you would not be able to stop your feet from tapping along to the music. There were three extra scenes during the credits and one more brief scene at the end of the credits.

 

3 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on May 8, 2017, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I watched this movie three times in theatre. First I watched it by myself, during the premiere. Enjoying it a lot, I took my son and my daughter to watch it and we had a great laughter. The last one, we got four free complimentary tickets from our insurance company, and that time I also went with my wife who had no chance to go with us before.

    I love the songs, especially Father and Son by Yusuf Islam aka Cat Steven. It was a touchy scene watching the space funeral while listening to the song.

    A great movie, 8/10. If I am not mistaken there are five extra scenes after the movie ends.

  2. Loved the music in the first one and looking forward to the second!

  3. I agree with you. It is a great film, but because it isn’t the first it just isn’t quite as astounding and fresh.

  4. We went on a family trip to see this on Sunday and we all loved it. I agree with you that it obviously didn’t have that freshness of the original movie but they kept all of the elements that really worked in the first movie and used them in this second movie too. I thought the theme of family and the legacy of parents was handled well without becoming so weighty or meaty that it detracted from the comedy and action.

  5. Saw this one and felt it lacked a certain Je ne c’est quoi to the first one. Longer which was fine but seemed a little loose ended to me and lacked the substance the first one had though I felt I got more enjoyment from the facial expressions on Groot than anything. Not opposed to foul language this one had more to it than its predecessor which gave a more realistic feel to the characters. This one had a few too many sub plots and themes which I felt drew away from the main plot of the film and they did and didn’t tie altogether at the end. The ending itself left you hanging for of course a third installment and I’m skeptical about how that will play out. Having Kurt Russel and Sylvester Stallone in it took away form the BIG names in the film as the actors who were the main characters didn’t have as big a CV to their list of films as those two do and I felt again it drew away form the film leaving you feeling that oh if you name drop a big’un in there it will bring more people out to see it. It was a good film overall but not as enjoyable as the first one. ~Cheers

    • I so appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments about your time watching this film. As I said in the review having seen the 1st one took a bit away from this one. It will be interesting what they do with the 3rd one.

  6. Thanks for the review. 🙂

    I’m n looking forward to seeing it.

  7. Luv this one. I am Grout! 🙂

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