I’m generally not someone who goes for Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi movies simply because I prefer movies that resemble a more realistic and relatable story line. However, after being asked by a couple friends to go see the movie, I decided to give it a shot. Granted, I have yet to see the original Guardians of The Galaxy movie, therefore, my review is solely based on Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Here are some things I enjoyed about the film.
Since this is a movie review, this post does contains SPOILERS; if you haven’t watched Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 yet and plan to, this is your cue to leave if you don’t want me to ruin it for you!
Great Overall Balance
I thought they did a really great job with integrating humor into the film without overdoing it and diminishing the story line. The writer’s of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 without a doubt had people laughing throughout the entire film, while also including some relatively emotional aspects of the film as well, captivating the audience’s emotions and in my opinion, creating a very well balanced film. Between the romantic tensions between Peter and Gamora, the conflict and struggles between Peter and Ego, and the overall fight to survive after Rocket got smart and stole some of the special batteries, the audience doesn’t isn’t given an opportunity to be bored.
Even though it was an Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi movie, they still did a fantastic job of relating the characters back to the audience and incorporating real life situations into a fantasy world. For example, Peter had always wanted to know who his father was, the same curiosity a lot of children and even adults that have grown up in a single-household family experience. However, after finally finding his father, Ego, Peter was skeptical about beginning a relationship with him. That was until Gamora convinced him to give Ego a chance and encouraged him to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know his father. By the end of the film, they came to the realization that his Ego wasn’t the loving, caring father Peter had always dreamed of playing catch with. The reality of it was, that Ego only wanted a “relationship” with Peter so that he could use their combined energy to aid in the completion of his dream world. In fact, after the death of Yondu, was the man who had actually loved him and served as more of a father figure to him than his biological father, Ego, ever cared to.
“Sometimes, the thing you’ve been looking for your whole life is right there beside you all along” – Peter Quill
Of course, Baby Groot
I absolutely loved the addition of Baby Groot. Although I don’t know the backstory of Baby Groot from the original Guardians of The Galaxy, I enjoyed seeing him as part of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 because of the overall energy he brought to the screen. One of my absolute favorite scenes was the introductory scene in which Baby Groot is shown dancing in the midst of the rest of the guardians defending the special batteries because it shows Baby Groot’s true personality and it started the film off on a very high, comedic note.
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