The Guardians are back to save the Galaxy in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Post date: May 12, 2017 1:30:31 PM

By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted May 12th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the continuing adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Peter Quill aka Star-lord (played by Chris Pratt), Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana), Drax (played by Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The Guardians are hired by the Sovereign race to protect their batteries, and in return they’ll get Gamora’s sister, Nebula (played by Karen Gillen), who was captured by the Sovereign for trying to steal the batteries. When leaving the Sovereign’s planet, Rocket steals the batteries, simply because they’re worth a lot of money. The Sovereign race attacks the guardians, but they escape with the help an unknown man and crash land on a nearby planet. The unknown man lands by the Guardians and introduces himself as Ego (played by Kurt Russell), an immortal being that has the power to create planets and is Peter’s father. Along with Ego is his servant Mantis (played by Pom Klementieff), who has the power to understand a person’s thoughts and feelings by touching them. With the realization that he has a father, Peter, Gamora, and Drax go with Ego to his planet, leaving Rocket and Baby Groot to watch Nebula while repairing the ship. While on Ego’s planet, Peter starts bonding with his father and finding out more about him, but as time goes on the Guardians find out about Ego’s dark purpose. The Guardians then team up again with the inclusion of Yondu (played by Michard Rooker), the man who abducted Peter from Earth, and Mantis to stop Ego.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows that Marvel Studios will never lose their touch when it comes to their films. The film expands on the character's backstories from the first one like learning more about Nebula and what she and Gamora’s childhood was like. The new characters are great like Mantis who has great comedic timing with Drax. The comedy is strong and every joke hits the mark every time. The film has emotional moments, like when Peter and Ego spend time together, or when Nebula and Gamora talk about their childhood. The action is cool, especially during the first space battle between the Sovereigns and the Guardians, and the end fight with Ego. Plus this Marvel film has one of the best Stan Lee cameos ever. Also the soundtrack is as good as the first one with all new songs that are all catchy and go great with the scenes their played in.Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gets 10/10 stars.