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.
I think its safe to say that this was my favourite movie of the year so far, and I’ve seen quite a few movies this year! Everything about it was absolutely fantastic from start to end.
Back when the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie came out, I was initially disappointed with it due to the fact that all the best scenes were in the trailers of the movie, and I was fearful that was going to be the case with this movie, especially the Baby Groot and the buttons scene. I was also sceptical that Baby Groot was going to be the star of the show, and while he did steal our hearts, I’m glad to say that wasn’t the case. The characters were all fantastic, and we even got some new additions to the team in the form of Nebula and Mantis. While at the beginning they aren’t actually members of the team, I think it’s safe to say when all was well and done, that they were truly part of the team.
When I heard Ego was going to be the big bad villain of the movie, my little comic book geeky heart exploded. I feared that they would ruin Ego, that he wouldn’t be the Ego I knew from the comics, but they did make him very excellently, and they even gave us the original face on the planet cameo too, which was great! If there was one thing I didn’t like about the movie it was the golden alien race that Rocket steals from at the very beginning. I didn’t like that they were constantly there throughout the movie, and I feel like they were a little over used.
This movie was very emotional. So goddamn emotional that I wasn’t expecting it. That ending really knocked me for six guys–so bring the tissues. In the movie we really got a nice insight into the characters. We meet Ego, Star Lord’s father, we learn a bit more about the relationship between Nebula and Gamora and their shared hatred for their father Thanos. We see Rocket question why he does what he does, and Yondu becomes Mary frickin’ Poppins–and Drax… well, Drax was just himself.
The end-credits has to be my favourite part of the movie altogether, and unless you have seen the movie, I don’t recommend reading this paragraph unless you want to know what the post credit scenes entail. Just for the plain and simple fact that it opens a whole can of worms of anticipation for future Marvel Studios movies, and the Avengers: Infinity War movie. With GotG Vol.2, we got 5 whole extra after credits scenes which was fantastic, considering we only get one or two (if we’re lucky) on a normal day. I can’t wait to see how the new guy does in the mantle of Yondu and his whistling arrow. Marvel confirms to us that Stan Lee, who makes a cameo in almost every Marvel movie that he is a Watcher. The Watchers are a vastly powerful, ancient extraterrestrial race who untold eons ago undertook the task of passively observing the phenomena of the universe. Stan Lee is seen sitting on the moon talking to three other Watchers, telling them a tale, confirming to us that he is one of them.
In the third post credits scene we see the golden people once again and their leader Ayesha plotting their next move on the Guardians, and Ayesha shows us what appears to be some sort of chamber thing, which from it a being will emerge which she will call “Adam”, referring to Adam Warlock, from Marvel Comics lore who is a worthy foe to go up against Thanos, presumably in the Infinity War movie. The fourth post credits scene shows the original Ravagers team re-forming in the name of Yondu, followed by the fifth and final (and best) post credit scene ever, where Baby Groot has matured into Teenage Groot, who is a moody little brat who won’t do as he’s told as Peter Quill stands in his doorway yelling at him to stop playing video games and clean up his room.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was great overall, and I absolutely loved it. I loved that this is the lead-in movie to Avengers Infinity War, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what comes from it. We still have quite a few Marvel movies to get through between now and then, so until then… Make Mine Marvel! 😉