"I made a decision early on that I wanted it to be a hundred percent a James Gunn movie and a hundred percent a Marvel movie", Gunn shared after the first film's release. That's a big jump over the $94.3 million of the first installment and while you can chalk much of that up to brand recognition (many moviegoers didn't know who the Guardians were three short years ago), there's something else at play here.
A "Guardians Of The Galaxy 2" cast mate gave his thoughts about the future of the "Spider-Man" franchise and where he thinks it should head towards. It looks an terrible lot like a 1970s cosmic comic book.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 picks off months after the conclusion of Vol. 1 and immediately sets the tone for the rest of the movie with an action-packed opening title-scene. That's all we'll say about the scene, as to not spoil the events of the film. The Guardians have become famous for the defeat of Ronin, and they offer their services to the highest bidder.
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All of our favorite characters return.
This movie features the titular band of cosmic superheroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy; Peter "Star Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by a heavily synthesized Vin Diesel). A few new faces pop up-a slightly on the nose empath with antennae named Mantis (Pom Klementieiff) and an aptly named Celestial named Ego (Kurt Russell).
The matter of family is a massive theme of the film, if not the primary theme.
The Guardians complete a mission for an alien race called the Sovereign, and as a reward they get to take custody of Gamora's captured sister Nebula (Karen Gillan). The first film shocked me, as it's a movie about a guy who teams up with a violent anthropomorphic raccoon, and begins with a shocking and devastating scene where a young Peter watches his mother succumb to cancer. This resulted in some slightly awkward moments that left the audience wondering whether or not they should laugh.
Vol. 2, instead, explains Rocket in a long "I'm just like you" speech by another character, which comes across as slightly hackneyed in comparison. Many of these same characters are set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, its sequel, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. One of Marvel's best, to be sure. So, I can't fault the movie for having a weak story line, even if it does beat the family drum quite a lot. With ideal comedic timing perhaps only rivalled in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Robert Downey Jr., Cooper's Rocket physically and verbally destroys all standing before him. Were the Sovereign actually more than just the B-villain to keep this movie's plot moving forward? Always one more show. Not only do each of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy have something unique to contribute to the team, but the main antagonist of these movies has abilities that are mostly different from the Guardians. So shall it be from now until forever.