GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (12)
D: James Gunn
Disney/Marvel (Kevin Feige)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: James Gunn [based on characters created by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning]
DP: Henry Braham
Ed: Fred Raskin & Craig Wood
Mus: Tyler Bates
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord); Zoe Saldana (Gamora); David Bautista (Drax); Vin Diesel (voice of Baby Groot); Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket); Michael Rooker (Yondu Udonta); Karen Gillan (Nebula); Kurt Russell (Ego); Sylvester Stallone (Stakar Ogord)
The Guardians of the Galaxy return for this sequel which ups the comedy and action quota, but the story isn't quite as good as the original film.
Recognised as heroes, the Guardians are separated as Star-Lord learns the truth about his parentage, and a new enemy arises for revenge for what they consider betrayal.
As with the original film, the visual effects are top notch and excellent makeup effects & CGI bring the weird and wonderful to life on the big screen.
All the cast are as good as can be, though Sylvester Stallone is wasted in a needless cameo.
The soundtrack is also worth a listen to on its own merits.