If anything, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) experiment has taught us that Disney know how to tug at the heart strings. Their latest gambit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 caters to such a broad audience it is understandable why it may have felt a bit flat for some hardcore movie buffs, even when landing upwards of 140 million bucks at the box office. Baby Groot alone was a goldmine, and one that will be vastly exploited for decades. Our grandchildren’s grandchildren will most likely know of this story. It is epic in ways we can’t begin to conprehend.
Starlord and his crew are about to save the universe, yet again, with cameos from past Guardian comic book legends, and aided by serendipitous knowledge. That portion of the plot remains the same, backed by a super awesome mix tape track worthy of Boomer and Gen Xer date nights. Amidst it all is baby Groot, whose innocence and childish antics make the whole movie more enjoyable and relatable. Don’t worry though, Vol 2 is worth its Imax weight in gold but it may seem a bit lacklustre if you were expecting a serious Civil War vibe or moment. The intent is to make you laugh and reminisce so read or watch previous content before walking in to the action.
Watch out for Seth Green, a few teasers and references to other MCU movies and for the Mickey ears and Disney references. Stan Lee also appears, in case you are new to the gimmick, and is entertaining as always. Take a restroom break before sitting down because you don’t want to miss out on any inside joke or plot twist. Stay after the credits too for a short bit related to the movie. The Guardians may soon make an appearance in another character’s movie or MCU phase. Gasp!
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