Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

James Gunn (2) (2017)

130min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Writer/director James Gunn fires up the sequel to his 2014 Marvel blockbuster with an outrageously entertaining intro that sees our crew of space misfits tackle a tentacled monster, while Baby Groot grooves along to ELO's Mr Blue Sky. It's a rousing opening to more snappy patter, crazy action and weird new characters like Pom Klementieff's dippy empath Mantis, a kindred spirit for Dave Bautista's lovable doofus Drax. However, too much of this yarn is absorbed by family dilemmas, as Chris Pratt's Star-Lord tries to resolve daddy issues with his actual father, Ego (Kurt Russell), and surrogate dad Yondu (Michael Rooker). Meanwhile, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) irons out the killer kinks in her relationship with homicidal cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan). As with Iron Man 2, subplot overkill does occasionally hinder the pace in an otherwise enjoyable romp around the Marvel cosmos.

Summary

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, intergalactic outlaws Peter Quill (AKA Star-Lord), Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Raccoon are recognised as heroes. Now, they must fight to stay together as they unravel the mystery surrounding Ego, a man who claims to be Quill's father. Writer/director James Gunn's follow up to his 2014 blockbuster, which reunites Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista, with support from Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone and Pom Klementieff. Bradley Cooper also provides the voice of Rocket and Vin Diesel is Groot.

Cast & Crew

Peter Quill / Star-Lord Chris Pratt
Gamora Zoë Saldana
Drax the Destroyer Dave Bautista
Baby Groot Vin Diesel
Rocket Racoon Bradley Cooper
Yondu Udonta Michael Rooker
Nebula Karen Gillan
Mantis Pom Klementieff
Ego Kurt Russell
Stakar Ogord Sylvester Stallone
Ayesha Elizabeth Debicki
Taserface Chris Sullivan (2)
Kraglin Sean Gunn
Tullk Tommy Flanagan
Meredith Quill Laura Haddock
Sovereign admiral Ben Browder
Unseen Ravager Rob Zombie
Grandpa Quill Gregg Henry
Howard the Duck Seth Green
Charlie-27 Ving Rhames
Martinex Michael Rosenbaum
Aleta Ogord Michelle Yeoh
Mainframe Miley Ray Cyrus
Form of David Hasselhoff David Hasselhoff
Astronaut Stan Lee
Daisy Kiu Kelly Richardson
Director James Gunn (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Apr 2017
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