Movie Reviews

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2” Movie Review

 (Great Fun, Rousing Adventure)

The movie opens in 1980 Missouri where we meet a very happy young couple: Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) parents.

34 years later….

Peter Quill / Star Lord, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are tasked with saving the galaxy while running from a civilization hell bent on killing them, and meeting Peter’s long lost father, Ego (Kurt Russell).

After saving valuable batteries from an evil monster (Ronan) for a civilization of pod-born gold people (Xandar) Rocket goes ahead and steals some of the batteries. Duh….stupid move as the technologically advanced Xandar attack the Guardians using remotely controlled drone fighter spacecraft. (I wonder how they solved the electromagnetic wave propagation time delay over such great distances? 😉

Luckily, the Guardians are saved at the last second by a mysterious egg-shaped space ship.

Crash landing on the nearest habitable planet, the mysterious spaceship also lands and Peter meets his father, Ego, and his pet, Mantis (Pom Klementieff).

Picking up Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michel Rooker) along the way, the Guardians must now save the Galaxy from a force, almost, too powerful for them to defeat.

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2” is a rousing, funny, touching, visually stunning, and, ultimately, exhausting romp thru the galaxy. A must see movie. I love the way it is not afraid to be wild and crazy and irreverent. The soundtrack (as played, for most of the movie, on a Sony Walkman with a cassette tape) is wonderful!

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.



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