Now that the second volume of Guardians of the Galaxy is out, we all would start hunting for expert reviews and first takes on the James Gunn movie. I’m no pro, but as a comic book movie fan and a Marvel movies enthusiast, I had a pretty good time watching the second installment of the GotG. The movie is colorful, funny, thrilling, and full on entertaining.
What the movie is about
You might have already heard that Kurt Russell portrays Ego: the living planet in GotG 2 as the Celestial father of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord.The movie is about Peter finding and reuniting with his dad, and (SPOILERS) Ego going all crazy to devour every planet in the universe, Oh and Nebula reunites with Gamora too.
The movie sets itself at pace quite soon as we see the Guardians being assigned by the Sovereign to guard their power source, the Anulax Batteries, from a multi-dimensional monster called Abilisk. Guns, swords, Baby Groot, Drax, all end the terror of Abilisk, but Rocket has his own plans to steal the Anulax Batteries just for fun!
Fast forward – our beloved Guardians are chased by the Sovereign fighter drones, and their ship, the Milano, crash lands on the planet Berhert. Marvel comic fans would know why the name Berhert sounds so familiar – it is where the story line of planet Hulk happens in the comics. Coincidence? Guess we’d have to wait for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok movie to connect the dots, if any.
Moving on, Ego helps Peter and his team beat the Sovereign drones and reveals that he is Peter’s father. Father-Son reunion – Peter happy – Gamora skeptical – Ego’s plans on way to success – Earth in danger too – Guardians fight back – Drama, Action, Puns – Guardians win – a Stan Lee cameo – an emotional funeral – end story.
Well, that does not even touch any of the interesting and fun part of the movie – right? Is the movie so boring? Can a Marvel movie be so boring? Never. I just don’t want to spoil the fun and adventure you would have watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 You need to experience the ride yourself to feel the wind. And don’t miss the 5 post-credit scenes.
Still, if you wanted a review of the movie, I’d give it a 4.3 out of 5 stars. I’m not giving the movie a full 5 star rating because I wanted the story to connect to other upcoming movies, which I think did not happen at this point. Although the post-credit scene about (SPOILERS) Adam Warlock was awesome.
Go check out the movie and if you have already watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, share your thoughts in the comments section below. Cheers!!