Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..L to R: Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Voiced by Vin Diesel)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

The highly anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 was definitely worth the wait.

The film brings back all of your favorite characters along with a new storyline that many did not see coming. The film does keep you entertained mostly but there are some slow paced scenes. That’s to be expected since we need to see an explanation why certain events are occurring in the film.

One things for sure, you will have plenty of laugh out loud moments and will walk out of the theater with a smile on your face.

As expected the film picks up from the 2014 film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. You have all your characters Outlaw Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Zandar’s former assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), bulky warrior Drax (Dave Bautista), tough-guy Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and the adorable star of the movie, Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). They’re basically a group of protection service/problem solvers that galaxies can hire.

During one of their missions, of course Rocket decides to take something that does not belong to them, but there was an abundance of. While on the run from this galaxy they come across a type of God who saves them, named Ego (Kurt Russell). After their meeting, it is revealed that Ego is in fact Quill’s father, which would make Quill part human and also has intense powers. At one point everything begins to unravel and everyone but Quill see that things are too good to be true on this uninhabited planet.

Old rivals and new enemies are created throughout the film and all of them get their chance to fight it out and let old wounds heal. Yondu (Michael Rooker), was the person who took Peter from Earth as a child and raised him as a part of the outlaw gang the Ravagers. Nebula (Karen Gillan) is Gamora’s adopted sister who has such a desire to kill her sister for her tormenting childhood, while they were raised by the titan Thanos.

As expected the Guardians managed to create a new enemy when Rocket decided to steal a few of the batteries they were supposedly hired to protect. These newfound enemies are “The Sovereign,” led by their high priestess, Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki).

Is the movie worth watching? HECK YEA it is! Just for the good laughs! The movie is a hit and will not leave you disappointed. You’re going to have to watch it just to see the ending. You’ll find out if the Guardians can stop fighting long enough to keep themselves alive. Plus there’s no way you’ll want to miss Baby Groots adorable performance throughout the entire film!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, with Slyvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Directed by James Gunn.
Running Time: 137 minutes
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content.

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