It’s been a while since I wrote a movie review so I thought I should write a quick one about the latest Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2.
In this second film of Guardians of the Galaxy, the team struggles to keep its newfound family together as it tries to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Like all Marvel movies, this had hilarious quips, awesome action scenes and special effects, a Stan Lee cameo (the best one yet), and mid and after credits scenes (5 of them, in fact, and you should definitely sit tight for the last one coz it’s the best bit).
It was nice that some questions from the first movie were answered and that some characters were fleshed out. However, I thought the film suffered from having too many things going on at the same time. You know how the Spiderman sequels were ruined by having too many villains? It was kinda like that. Overall, it was good, but I just didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one, which in my opinion was one of the best Marvel movies. Hold on, let me check if I’m not the only one who thinks so…
Aha! GOTG1 is currently ranked third of all Marvel movies on Rotten Tomatoes, at 91% rating, surpassed only by The Avengers (92%) and Iron Man (94%) according to this list.
Volume 2, meanwhile, currently sits at 87% but since it’s newly released, it’s still subject to change (and usually the rating goes down).
Okay, I’m moving on to spoilery zone so if you haven’t seen the movie, please go away!
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Okay, my random thoughts:
- I realized that they flipped the roles of Ego, Nebula, and Yondu at the end of the film. I mean, towards the beginning Ego is supposed to be the good guy while Nebula and Yondu were bad, but at the end, Ego turned out to be the real bad guy while Nebula and Yondu switched camps and became good guys.
- That random David Hasselhoff cameo though.
- How cool is it that all of Stan Lee’s cameos are actually the same guy?
- Though it was hard to believe that Yondu really cared for Peter as a son after all (I mean, really, didn’t he like try to kill him in the first movie or something?), I still could not help but cry when he sacrificed himself for Peter. Then that funeral scene with Father and Son as background music? #brbdyingcrying
- Is this going to be a trend in all GOTG films, for someone to sacrifice himself at the end and have me in tears? “We are Groot” is still more emotional, though, even though he did end up being alive at the end.
- A lot of the jokes just seem to be a bit forced, and not a lot of people laughed through this film. There were still a few that had everyone roaring with laughter, though, like when Drax told Mantis: “You’re beautiful too… on the inside.”
- Baby Groot is so cute! That teenage Groot scene at the scene is so funny, because that is exactly how teens act! And how surprising was it that Peter could now understand him, too? They really have become family!