The Marvel Cinematic Universe literally was out of this world with its latest hit film, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2!
All of our favorite space heroes are back–Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Gamora, Drax The Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon–with a somewhat expanded roster thanks to their latest threat.
This time around our heroes find themselves in over their heads thanks to Rocket’s sticky fingers. They begin the film defending advanced batteries designed by The Sovereign, a gold-skinned humanoid race of aliens who have genetically engineered each member of their race for a specific purpose and design. Easily offended and angry they go after the Guardians after turning over Nebula to them. The battle takes an unlikely turn when the team is aided by a mysterious ship and they crash land on a strange world. There Star-Lord learns who their mysterious rescuer is–his father! Not only does Quill learn of his alien heritage, he also learns of a few other abilities he is endowed with that may very well change the galaxy as we know it.
This sequel really did up the ante from the prior film. In typical Marvel style it started the film off with a captivating action scene and plays into the dynamic of The Guardians being more than a team, they are a family. Even more interesting is the later to the relationship. The sisterly bond between Nebula and Gamora, albeit tumultuous is touching. More touching, however, is Yondu’s lesson in fatherhood. It is indeed a tearjerker. You really get to see the depths of their pain and what it means to be raised by a tyrant like Thanos. Lastly, having Ego, The Living Planet, as the primary villain was awesome! He is easily the most powerful villain we have seen thus far. His connection to Star-Lord is quite an unexpected twist.
Be sure you stay for the after credit scenes, there are five of them! One debuts the coming of Adam Warlock! You can catch Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 in a theater near you nationwide!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning