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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 [Blu-ray]
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-ray
Continues the Guardians adventures as they unravel the mystery of Star-Lord's parentage.
- Director: James Gunn
- Writer: James Gunn
- Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker
- Producers: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz (XXXII), Nikolas Korda, Stan Lee
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.5 x 5.4 x 6.7 inches; 0.64 Ounces
- Director : James Gunn
- Media Format : AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours
- Release date : August 22, 2017
- Actors : Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, ZoÃ« Saldana
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish, English
- Language : French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD High Res Audio)
- Studio : MARVEL
- ASIN : B06ZXWR8C5
- Writers : James Gunn
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 2
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I resisted watching the original movie for a long time, not so with Vol 2. Don't wait. See it often and make sure you have a copy to stream. It never gets old, just keeps getting better with each re-watch.
"Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" comes very close to striking that balance but falls a little bit short.
The plot is convoluted - which is not necessarily a bad thing - so there is room for both humor and pathos in the body of this movie. There is also plenty of action to bridge the gaps between those parts of the film that are aimed at making us laugh and those scenes that are designed to give us a lump in our throats.
I'm not going to go into great detail about the plot because that could spoil the film for those that have not yet seen it, but I will say that Peter Quill and his misfit crew are just trying to make a living doing jobs for various planets as they flit about the galaxy. They battle an inter-dimensional space monster on one of those jobs and then get into trouble with the leader of that planet... so much trouble that she sends a fleet of spaceships after Quill and Co. The result: More trouble as Quill's former Ravager companions set out to find him in exchange for a huge reward.
In addition, Quill finally connects with his missing father - a man (?) he never knew.
That doesn't go quite as well as either of them might have hoped, however.
The special effects are on a par with other Marvel films, which is to say they are spectacular. The ensemble cast, headed by Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is excellent and the direction is pretty smooth given the complex script.
Where the film falls short, in my opinion, is that it tries to cram too many pieces of candy into the jar. As a result, it's easy to get distracted as you watch the Guardians fight to not only save the galaxy but stay alive in the process.
For that reason, I give this film 4.5 stars instead of 5.
Yondu stole the scene with that line, "I'm Mary Poppins y'all!" Hilarious!
Plenty of action, great comedic scenes, and some good character development. Story was interesting as well.
I see critical reviews about the story being "light", "boring", "okish". It reminds me of my friend who felt the same thing about Star Wars. Or, how executives at FOX decided to cancel "Firefly".. These people don't connect emotionally to the movie "experience". They're more like "thought entities", deconstructing and appreciating it, on how it agrees with their thoughts.
Interestingly enough, the story kind of delves into that. On whether existence is better with "meaning" and "purpose", or better experienced with "heart".
It's that line from "Jerry Maguire", from Dicky Fox, "If this is empty (heart), this (head) doesn't matter."
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I am NOT a comic book fan. I've read the odd one here & there. Watchmen was damn fine & so was the film. But comic books have mostly passed me by, Marvel superhero stuff entirely so. I've happily escaped the money-making franchise mushroom that has appeared over the past decade or so. But GotG looked like fun, and this pack gives me both so...
GotG on film is as shallow as a puddle. If there's any depth to the comic books, it's not shown in either film. Consequently as a non-reader, I'm sure there's back-story & stuff that I'm utterly unaware off. And I can feel it; that things I should know are missing. This is not a good start. For all that, GotG can, I think, be fairly described as an SF action-adventure romp. It's fun but without any depth. Characters are cardboard cut-outs at best, wholly one dimensional if not. It's crash, bang, wallop, knockabout fun with gags & comedy side-kicks. Nothing wrong with that. It's 4*.
I don't know what they thought were doing with GotG2. I don't know whether it's actually based on a genuine GotG story, or whether it was written for the film. But it's duff. The plot is dodgy anyway, but then they load 3 sub-plots onto a script that has a dodgy premise & would struggle to support one sub-plot. The chuckles diminish, the SFX are... only what we've seen before, the crash bang wallop keeps getting interrupted with dull philosophising / moralising, "Why do you hate me / why don't you love me / how can you be like this" shizzle that simply doesn't work in the shallow universe we see. Oh, plus it is ENTIRELY predictable. Meh.
Let's put it like this - 1 is worth having, 2 isn't really, 3 is currently shelved. And if it becomes unshelved, I won't be taking any interest, given what 2 was like. I can't remember the prices I saw when I added GotG to my Wishlist, but if the price for this pack is close to the price for 1 alone, then buy the pack; you might as well. If it's not... 1 is worth spending a few quid for; 2 isn't.
Is it as good as the first one? Yes, in many aspects, but much of the pleasant surprise of this crazy universe and the 80's-music that was there with the first movie, is gone.
The story is okay, I didn't particularly like the meandering plot around Peter's father Ego . Then again, it doesn't matter because its all about friendship, great visuals and 80's tracks .
When possible we buy the 3D version and this one looked fantastic on our reasonably high-end OLED screen.
It is wonderfully escapist, with great imagination and humour to carry us along. It is corny in places, but then that is something one might expect for a film based on a premise like this one.
I specifically wanted the 3D version, and it does not disappoint, adding that extra dimension to the presentation of the story. It never felt intrusive and none of us had any headaches or eye-strain.
The surround sound is excellent on our Z906 system, taking us into the heart of the action.