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...this one seems to have more humor and heart than the first one.
Star-Lord finds his father, Ego, played by Kurt Russel and then all hell breaks loose, literally.
The Guardians are split up for much of the movie but the side plots don't get in the way of the humor.
There is the obligatory fighting and explosions scene toward the end that is to be expected in a Marvel comic film which becomes annoying.
But overall it's fun with some good oldie songs to keep the Boomers interested and Baby Groot steals whatever scene he's in.
See it in 3-D - I'd give it a B.
I'm a boomer don't get the cheesy cassette thing.
Not even in the same class as the more recent Star Wars flicks.
Rey returns in The Last Jedi at Christmas. :)
Yeah, I enjoyed it too, as did my wife and 16 y.o. Daughter.
like most sequels it had more and bigger action than the first and was superficial but had some true enjoyment which often centered on baby Groot and some heart as well that reminded me (gasp!) of Firefly with it's crew that was also a family.
not bad at all
Everyone in the theater stayed to watch the film credits roll to a conclusion. And the easter eggs really seemed to be part of the movie in a post plot sort of way. I recommend staying for the entire length of the film credits.
About the movie, this one differs from the first because it has to, I think. The first episode (GG1) is an origins movie in that the Gardians become a team by the end of that adventure. The 2nd movie (vol.2) is more about the team adjusting to the new meanings of their existance. Lots of self study and introspection is going on with all of the characters. Touchy feely stuff.
These movies are an odd mix of extreme violence combined with slap-stick humor and a large dose of crass commentaries that never become profane.
I saw it 3D Imax. I recommend this version. The 3D effects ranged from the very good to eye-popping at times. The CGI was beautifully done. The big screen is the best way to see it. When this one comes out on BD, the smaller screens in our homes won't offer the same level of impact.
re: boomer music. I got the feeling that this movie was 'engineered' for us boomers. More than just the music.
I really did enjoy the combination of music and illustration when Star Lord's father takes the group to his home planet of EGO and then the musical background segues into Geo. Harrison's "My Sweet Lord", while at the same moment the set design on screen showed a distinct spiritual motif we'd associate with India in the best most aesthetic sense.
Wonderful visuals. The plot was enough for me.
The first seemed to have a "grand scale" to it and the plot more satisfying. I felt Pratt wasn't giving much in this one and Drax' (my favorite) dialog was off base compared to GG1. I always enjoy and marvel at the CGI that makes Rocket.
Maybe I was having a bad day but I left a bit disappointed. In fact, I left after two easter egg clips and missed three which are on YouTube. (No biggy.)
I hope GG3 will return to a grander, less personal scale.
3 outta 5
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