I finally got to watch the much anticipated Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol 2! And while it wasn’t as good as the first one. I still had a good time with it.
Marvel’s got a big job to do with Infinity Wars. It has to bring all their characters together in order to destroy Thanos. And to be honest, no one’s more connected to Thanos than the Guardians. Not only does their team include the adoptive daughters of Thanos (more on them later) but aside from Thor, they’re the only ones that have experience outside of Earth.
This film tried a little too hard to be funny as some of the banter stretched on a tad too long. That being said, I enjoyed that it didn’t take itself too serious. Just to name a few funny moments, the scene with Quill playing “catch” with his dad was hilarious! As well as the giant Pac-Man that he created.
This film built up all the characters even more in such a positive way…All except one. And no, it’s not Drax who, while he was kinda a dick in the film, he was hilarious. However, his character was definitely wasted as Drax is incredibly powerful. No, I’m talking about Gamora. I never really cared much about her in the first film, but this one she was downright the worst. Her relationship with her sister Nebula shed some light on how terrible of a person Gamora was to her sister. She allowed Thanos to mutilate her because survival of the fittest. And while we may be able to forgive her transactions as a child, Nebula made a great point. Stating that Gamora once again abandoned her to Thanos when she tried to steal the Infinity Stone in the first Guardians film. Plus she kept yelling every 2 seconds. It drove me insane.
Baby Groot is everything! EVERYTHING. Whenever he was crying, being tortured or just standing there I swear my heart was breaking.
Mantis was a standout character for me. She was so adorable and fit in perfectly with this group of misfits. Her powers definitely have room to expand, and I’m excited to see more of her!
Okay let’s get into the after credits scenes! While teenage Groot was fun, the best was the reveal of Adam Warlock. Who’s Adam Warlock you ask? Well, let’s just say his history with the Infinity Gauntlet is a long and complicated one. He was originally known as “Him” the perfect man and match to “Her”, also known as the Sovereign queen herself, Ayesha.
He’s an impulsive god that literally decided to put one of the Infinity Stones in his head because why not? Vision anyone?
The Stan Lee cameo was great, probably the best one out there. He’s sitting with a bunch of the Watchers discussing everything he’s seen. There’s a theory floating around the web that Stan Lee is actually a Watcher, and that’s why he’s in all the Marvel films. So that was a nice twist. Plus, he was talking about “that time he was working for FedEx”. Remind anyone of his Captain America: Civil War cameo?
Sylvester Stallone was briefly in the film as Stakar Ogord, one of the captains of the Ravagers who exiled Yondu (another major standout character! Him and Rocket were perfection). In the post credit scene, we see Stakar Ogord team up with a group of fellow Ravager captains. Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Miley Cyrus as Mainframe, and the amazing Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex. Fun fact, these guys were apart of the original Guardians back in the day.
All in all, the film was a good time! What did you guys think? Which Marvel film are you looking forward to next?