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
James Gunn has done the double. Three years after turning bottom-tier comic-book characters into one of the biggest cinematic successes Marvel Studios has ever seen, the writer/director has repeated the trick with this funny and surprisingly soulful second adventure. The spacefaring Guardians are back with a new purpose - taking jobs from conceited golden aliens - until an unwise move sees them thrown across the galaxy and left at their lowest ebb yet. Battling foes through a series of imaginative action set pieces, the team must overcome their differences to save the universe, while Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) finally meets his enigmatic alien father Ego (Kurt Russell). Terrific visual creativity, convincing emotional arcs and a toe-tapping 1980s soundtrack make this one of the Marvel Universe's worthiest and most original sequels, building on the success of the 2014 blockbuster while not relying on repetition of its beats for success. A few flat gags and dodgy new characters aside, it's a galactic triumph.

Summary

The team of intergalactic outlaws must fight to stay together as they unravel the mystery surrounding Peter Quill's father. Fantasy adventure, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Kurt Russell, with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

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, swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Apr 2017
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