Director: James Gunn
Cast : Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell
Music director: Tyler Bates
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Summary: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the sequel 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In Vol 2, with the new addition member team’s adventures continue. Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Reviews By The Expertise
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” probably couldn’t, and definitely doesn’t, recapture the sweet and singular silliness of the original, though the new edition from Marvel Studios and Disney has its rewards. The opening credits are delightful, with Baby Groot—a twiggily downsized version of the sentient tree voiced by Vin Diesel—dancing blissfully to the strains of Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” while, behind him, desperate Guardians fight for their lives against enormous tentacled monsters
Review By Sandy Schaefer From Screen Rant
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 focuses on resolving Star-Lord, Gamora and Nebula’s respective lingering “daddy issues” from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, setting the stage for them to enter more interesting character development territory in future MCU films. Yondu and Ego serve as flip sides of the coin in Peter’s storyline here (both being father figures to Star-Lord), allowing for Yondu in particular to evolve into a more complicated character, and presenting an intriguing, personal journey for Vol. 2‘s male protagonist to undergo.
Review By Chris Hewitt From Empire Online
The Guardians Of The Galaxy — Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) — are running for their lives from an alien race called The Sovereign, when they receive help from an unexpected source: Ego, The Living Planet, an ancient being who claims to be Peter’s long-lost father. Perhaps not quite as fresh or fun as the original, but still very much a triumph of the Quill.
Review By Akhil From NDTV
Despite the film’s bloated structure, and its tendency to sway and get distracted now and then, Gunn still manages to pack an emotional punch in the end, delivering a character send-off that’s bound to bring most viewers to the verge of tears. But though the celestial action is grounded in relatable values, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s central message – that family comes in all shapes and sizes – struggles to shine through, amid the cacophony.
Review By Mihir Fadnavis From Firstpost
The sequel, predictably titled Volume 2 loses some of the thrilling element of surprise, but still offers satisfyingly giddy, often humorous, giant sized visual entertainment. The unending stream of wise-ass jokes is well compensated with a surprisingly poignant third act, which is in fact so effective that it elevates the Guardians as a better franchise than the Avengers.
Review By Neil From Times Of India
Vol. 2 also manages to surpass another nagging issue troubling the Marvel films by setting up a villain with ample depth; enough to keep us emotionally invested and breaking the chain of weaker antagonists seen before. The first film focused on bringing the group together, while this sequel makes audiences understand why the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ are such a big deal on a cosmic level. The repercussions of their actions here will be felt on a much grander scale, setting up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the process. Needless to say, it’s an absolutely essential and thoroughly enjoyable spectacle to watch