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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Published August 25, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Film info

  • Title Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Director James Gunn
  • Year 2017
  • Run time 2hrs 17m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Science Fiction, Comedy
  • Tagline Obviously

Set to the sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Live Blog

TimeComment
4:17“Dammit, I’m using my left eye?” Oh, that’s so me. Rubbish at winking.
6:35These are some genius opening credits. Could watch this all day.
9:04Why is alien goo always green? Bleurgh.
14:39“You just need to find a woman who is pathetic. Like you.”
17:37Quantum asteroid field is AMAZING.
23:30Trash panda!
29:53I don’t remember Drax being this funny before.
31:43Zardu Hasselfrau and his magic boat. That’s a TV show I wanna see.
32:28“What if this man is your Hasselhoff?'
41:27Tricksy bandit math.
55:57Just two gods playing throw and catch with an energy ball. As ya do.
58:13“This gross bug lady is my friend.”
1:06:43I mean, ffs, it’s impossible to watch Baby Groot without dying of cuteness.
1:13:41“You know what? This is not Cheers after all.”
1:15:55That is some real sisterly rage she’s got going on.
1: 21:11The bridle of the cosmos is an interesting concept.
1:24:18STAN! So meta to be doing a cameo in a movie, referencing your other cameo in your other movie.
1:30:53Rocket is in Thunderbird 4.
1:35:18She almost did “he’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!”
1:43:58“I’m Mary Poppins, y’all.”
1:51;18CHOOOON!
2:02:51Oh my god, Zune tho.

Thoughts

I sort of can’t sum up my feelings about this film, it was so good. It’s just over two hours long, but quite honestly, it took us about four hours to watch because we had to keep pausing and rewatching the awesomeness. The David Hasselhoff bit, the Zune, Baby Groot being adorable, Drax being hilarious, it was all just brilliant.

I loved that we got to learn more about the characters, and see them interact together more and develop deeper relationships. The journey that Rocket goes on sort of crept on me but was really quite moving. The end, with the funeral and the music, well I was in tears, I don’t know about anyone else.

It was brilliant, and quotable, and already I want to watch it again.

Revisited Apr 21

I didn’t call it one way or the other in the above notes, but I have to say I don’t think this quite lived up to the heights of the first movie, even though it had a few more emotions going on.

But. Zardu. Hasselfrau. I just can’t even.

Rating: 5 / 5

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