Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

What is it that make the Guardians of the Galaxy films so fun and worth seeing?  It's the characters simple put, and the actors who play them.  Plus there is a theme in the movies that run throughout the series or franchise and that is that their more then superheros their family.  A dysfunctional family, but no less a family.  That's what makes this franchise so good.  The humor that is built into the films, and the actors who play them so well.  From Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord to Dave Bautista who plays Drax the actors really bring a certain joy to their characters that they are playing.  Even Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper who do the voices for the characters of Groot and Rocket are entertaining and fun.

I could go on about the direction, and the art direction, but why?  It's all good.  In fact its so good you take them for granted.  The writing is perfect James Gunn and Dan Abnett do an admirable job keeping it close to what the Marvel comic of the Guardians was like.

And even if you're not familiar with the comic you'll enjoy the film(s).  The filmmakers do this by casting actors who love their characters, and who are having fun doing so.  The chemistry between  Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is magical, and you really want to root for our heros because they are family.

The latest film also expands the character of  Yondu played fantastically by Michael Rooker who is a personal favorite of mine.  The theme in this film is family, and how Star Lord finds out who is his father played by Kurt Russell who seems to get better and better as he gets older.  The theme of what a father really is hits close to the heart, and plays well into the narrative of the film.  

So it's not the effects, or that it is a superhero movie that makes Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a superior film, but it is its theme of family, and adversity that makes it a fun movie.  Audiences can relate, and that's what makes the film a superior fun filled family film.  Even when the jokes are a bit risque they are funny because you know some of them will be over children's heads, and adults, don't have to stress about explaining it to their young ones. 

Also don't get me started with the soundtrack.  Both films have some great  old music that brings back a nostalgic vibe to the film.  It's unique to the films, and I really enjoy it.  It's an added bonus, and I really like it, and I'm sure many fans of the film also enjoy it.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a fun filled action packed summer movie with heart.  

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