Guardians of the Galaxy are back and Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders.
When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Variety states that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” generated the most social media buzz last week, according to media-measurement firm com-score and its PreAct service. The movie which opens May 5 in the U.S. amid massive expectations, generated more than 76,000 new conversations last week in the wake of its international release in 37 territories this past weekend. The movie took in more than $100 million from 37 markets, led by $15 million in the U.K.
The movie, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, has generated a total of 916,000 new conversations on social media. The original over-performed expectations in 2014 with more than $770 million in worldwide grosses. The sequel is expected take in as much as $150 million in the U.S. on opening weekend.
According to the Guardian, there are battles with kraken-like inter-dimensional space monsters; hyperspace jumps so intense that they bend our heroes’ expressions into cartoonish parodies of themselves; even a trip to a bizarre psychedelic planet that (in the human form of Kurt Russell’s Ego) politely informs Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord it is his daddy.Along the way, the Guardians also encounter the golden-skinned Sovereigns, a race of genetically perfect beings whose cowardly use of arcade machine-style drone warfare is a source of much amusement. Equally valuable for comedy purposes is the introduction of Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, a weird-looking alien whose insect-like antennae allow her to glimpse the deepest emotional secrets of her companions. Back in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), when Tony Stark’s power-suit was the most preposterous story element on show, such additions might have seemed outlandish. But in Marvel’s brave new world of weird, we hardly bat an eyelid.
This movie is definitely going to be another box office hit and I personally look forward to seeing the cute “Baby Groot”. I mean he is adorable right?
Written By: Tanisha D. Davis