Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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By Misty Severi

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If there was any doubt that Disney owned Marvel before, there’s none now. With Marvel’s latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II hitting the theaters, the movie’s underlying theme is classic Disney.

‘Sometimes the thing you’ve been looking for your entire life, is right there next to you,’ was the theme of this movie. Whether it was Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) searching for his father, or the realization that they are a family that they chose, it was clearly a movie created by Disney.

Though I can’t say that I’m complaining.

The movie stars Chris Pratt as Peter “StarLord” Quill, the hero of the story and Zoe Saldana as Gamora his love interest. Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Dave Bautista make up the remainder of the main cast.

In the film, Quill and the Guardians are fighting an alien species called, ‘The Sovereign’ and running for their lives when suddenly a ship rescues them. On the ship is a man named Ego (Kurt Russell) who claims to be Quill’s biological father. After returning to Ego’s planet, it’s discovered that he is in fact Quill’s father; however, his intentions now that the two are reunited are not honorable.

The movie to me was a massive success, from the soundtrack to the chemistry on screen between all the cast members. Kurt Russell’s portrayal of Ego was fantastic. I also would have never thought that Rocket was voiced by Bradley Cooper, or that Chris Sullivan played the new lesser villain Taserface, had it not been in the ending credits.

However, to me personally, Baby Groot was the best part of the entire movie. From his dancing through the opening credits of the film, to saving the day at the last second, Baby Groot surely melted the hearts of viewers.

If you’re looking for a movie that’s good for the family or with friends, I would highly recommend this film.

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