Get ready to be wowed by the Guardians…again! It’s rare that a sequel surpasses the awesomeness of the original. Very rare. This is the exception. There, I said it out loud…. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 more that 1. Here’s why:
We laughed out loud….
Over and over I, along with my teenage daughter and the rest of the theater, laughed out loud. We didn’t giggle, we laughed… again and again. My favorite character changed with this movie. Guardians of the Galaxy 1 my fave was Chris Pratt. I mean…swoon… and he is funny, adorable, and I love that he loves Gamora!
But, Dave Bautista, Drax, stole my heart in Vol. 2. His jokes…his laugh! Obviously I love Baby Groot. How can you not? But Drax is right up there with Baby Groot. So, get ready for big laughs from the big guy.
I was able to watch the prescreening in 3D. “Wow” is all I can say. I have been very disappointed over the last year with 3D movies. To the point that I just don’t see the point in paying extra money to see movies in 3D. They tend to start off with great graphics and 3D images. After the first 10 minutes, the 3D viewing fades and the glasses become pointless. Not with Guardians. The 3D graphics are present throughout. The colors, action scenes, and sci-fi effects will wow you and the kids..promise! From the details of the ship to the terrain on the planets. All of it is done very well.
I won’t ruin it for you. But I will say that Kurt Russel plays “EGO”, Peter Quills dad, which I’m sure you’ve seen in the previews, and he does an amazing job! There are also some surprise guests, some harder to notice as others, so keep your eyes peeled. There is also a little bit of romance…
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are by far my favorite “superhero” movies. Instead of all sci-fi and fighting etc, there are some very relatable storylines and characters. The language is understandable and relatable. And it’s funny. I love that you don’t have to be a superhero expert to understand what is going on in the Guardians movies. While I love the storyline of Vol. 2, it really had me hooked during the fun bickering and bantering amongst themselves. I guess you can say our family loves the sarcastic joking amongst family and friends. I highly recommend seeing this movie….and in 3D if you can!
Parents: As a mom, I will say that the PG-13 rating is on point. I will not be taking my 9 year old daughter for a few years. My older kids and teens I will be taking on opening night. There is more language in this movie than the first. There are a few sexual references and of course a lot of killing (of monsters etc). Only you know what your child can handle based on their maturity level. I just know that sometimes I can’t understand why the PG-13 or R rating is in place. This time, it’s right on. mature 13 & up!
Check out my previous interviews from the first Guardians of the Galaxy: