REVIEW:Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

This movie defiantly needed a review

Body Language and emotion: If you are autistic like me you might find this hard however i give this an easy rating.You will find the characters don’t hid their feeling much.This movie will deal with themes of family, friendships, what makes a father, pushing your loved ones away because of your past, seeing inner beauty, the seduction of power, forgiveness, understanding the reasons behind other people’s actions and love.

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The second instalment of the hugely popular ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise (also part of the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe) brings back favourites Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and (currently) Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) getting into scrapes, mishaps and adventures together.

With a fantastic soundtrack (who can’t get behind a movie that plays ‘Mr Blue Sky’ by ELO while mayhem happens in the background?), ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ certainly wants the audience to have a feel-good experience. With the focus being firmly on Peter’s mysterious parentage, his discovery that his biological father is more than he ever thought possible brings with it another, more unlikely father-figure so that Peter see what being a son is all about. More depth is given to Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker), secondary characters who before were mainly there to move the plot along, resulting in making them more well-rounded and much more likeable. Of course, the extra touches (like a fleet of spaceships being remotely controlled in an environment which is very reminiscent of a 1980’s arcade) also help to make eagle-eyed audience members extra happy. It is a shame that, although it is a plot-point, Rocket and Peter don’t see eye to eye; especially after their hard-won relationship in the first movie. Luckily, their separation for a decent proportion of the movie ensures that this doesn’t get too grating.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ maintains the high quality that fans have come to expect from the Marvel Universe and, with such a beautifully poignant core, makes this comedy movie much more than it ever needed to be. Still sweeter than other Marvel entries, and still (somehow) feeling like the underdog, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ wins our hearts all over again.

 

MY VERDICT

With a range of fantastic (and relevant) music throughout, plenty of edge-of-your-seat action and a surprisingly tender emotional focus on the father-son dynamic, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ ensures there is something for everyone without compromising its integrity. Due to some violence and infrequent but moderate swearing, I recommend this movie for ages 7 and over.

  • Violence: 3/5 (a character uses an arrow to kills hundreds of men, the men scream and flee in terror but none escape)
  • Emotional Distress: 3/5 (a character sacrifices themselves, another character who cares for them desperately tries to save them but when they are unable to, they sob for their loss. A character tells another that their parents sold them as a baby into slavery. One character tells others ‘they killed all my friends’)
  • Fear Factor: 2/5 (two characters come across a cave full of skeletons with a pile of skulls)
  • Sexual Content: 2/5 (some innuendo)
  • Bad Language: 2/5 (infrequent mild to moderate cursing)
  • Dialogue: 2/5 (A character tells another that something ‘would make (my) nether regions engorge’)

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