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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

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James Gunn

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James Gunn, Dan Abnett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Vin Diesel ... Baby Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket (voice)
Michael Rooker ... Yondu
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Pom Klementieff ... Mantis
Sylvester Stallone ... Stakar Ogord
Kurt Russell ... Ego
Elizabeth Debicki ... Ayesha
Chris Sullivan ... Taserface
Sean Gunn ... Kraglin / On-Set Rocket
Tommy Flanagan ... Tullk
Laura Haddock ... Meredith Quill
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Storyline

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. Written by Blazer346

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You only get one chance to save the galaxy twice. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$146,510,104, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$389,813,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$863,756,051
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

David Hasselhoff, who appears briefly, was the first actor to play Nick Fury, in Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, (Yondu's funeral is still kind of going on) Gamora's green skin makeup is not completely covering the area around her eyes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Meredith Quill: [sing along with the song Brandy] There's a girl in this harbor town / And she works layin' whiskey down / They say, Brandy, fetch another round / She serves them whiskey and wine / The sailors say, Brandy, you're a fine girl.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are 5 scenes in the closing credits:
  • Kraglin practices controlling Yondu's arrow.
  • Starhawk gathers his old Ravager team together.
  • Ayesha introduces a super-evolved Sovereign, Adam Warlock. This leads into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2021)
  • Star-Lord argues with a teenage Groot.
  • Marvel founder Stan Lee has a talk with the Watchers.
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Connections

Referenced in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Exceeds already high expectations
25 March 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Despite being a huge comic book nerd I was not familiar with the Guardians before the first movie came out. I did some googling and upon learning about this sci-fi superhero team consisting of a talking raccoon and tree man I was hardly impressed.

I finally got round to watching the first film and was blown away. It had a remarkable charm that even the other Marvel titles didn't have. It was filled with great humour, memorable moments and fit into the Marvel Universe long running story perfectly.

Because of this I pumped by expectations up high for the sequel to a degree where it was almost guaranteed to fail yet somehow, someway it didn't.

Not only did it meet my expectations but it exceeded them, GotG2 is amazing.

Full of the same five star humour, being a visual treat and once again with an excellent soundtrack the film gripped me from the outset and delivered that charm all over again.

This time including several industry veterans including Kurt Russell (Who has been on great form since his return) and Sylvester Stallone they fit in well and don't detract from the franchise as I feared they might.

With cameo appearances along the way from the likes of Farscape (1999) lead Ben Browder to industry legend Seth Green as Howard the Duck this is a fun rollercoaster ride than left me positively gagging for more.

This is one of those films I feel like I could rant about (In a positive way) for a while and so I'm going to resist the urge and merely say that Guardians 2 is a contender for the best Marvel movie, contested only by the first Avengers film.

Masterpiece.

The Good:

Cast are great again

Charm returns

Excellent nostalgic soundtrack

Looks amazing

The Bad:

Only one movie with Baby Groot? Noooo!

They seem to have dropped Drax's taking everything literal jokes away

Michael Rosenbaum was wasted

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Batista should have skipped over wrestling and just been an actor


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