Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Passes $500 Million

Kelly Massey
May 15, 2017

The result is a brand-spanking new adventure for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, that improves upon the original in several ways. The team starts by doing a job for a race of arrogant and proud aliens known as the Sovereigns, who consider themselves superior to every other being in the galaxy.

Chris Pratt is still ideal as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord.

While the web-crawler's future in the MCU looks bright, let's not forget about the upcoming "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie. This is one of the biggest details left unresolved in the first film, and one of the major plot points revealed in the trailers.

There's curiously little for the Guardians to do until the end, so the movie pairs them off with non-Guardians. The first movie began with Quill as a 12-year-old boy being stolen away from Earth just after his mother has died from brain cancer, hallucinating about his absent father being a creature of pure light.

This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Kurt Russell in a scene from, "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2".

The movie was, like most MCU films, exceptionally well cast.

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Chris Pratt is as big a name in the action/adventure genre that there is right now.

Adam, of course, refers to Adam Warlock, a once-member of the modern Guardians of the Galaxy and Infinity Watch. He's lovable, amusing and has a smile capable of charming a cranky middle-school janitor.

Feige said Waititi's films have "really gut-wrenching drama in some moments and really hilarious, over-the-top humor in other moments". It is not just Quill's daddy issues, either; Gamora and Karen Gillan's Nebula get in some nice sisterly bonding during the fisticuffs. When questioned by /Film, Kevin Feige played a little coy over Stan Lee's role. The sculptors at Legacy Effects are well aware of Baby Groot's universal appeal and extreme adorability factor, so they're creating a full-scale maquette figure of the sassy sapling, offered exclusively through Sideshow Collectibles.

Waititi debuted a short video previous year that showed the brawny but dim superhero sharing a house with a computer salesman in Australia and trying to craft emails to Captain America and Iron Man. "Blue Sky", one of many classic rock songs that make up the film's incredible soundtrack, blares as the team fights an inter-dimensional monster, all while cracking jokes and reminding us of how awesome the first movie was. This isn't a condemnation of the Star-Lord character, or Pratt's performance, but a praise for the work of the surrounding characters. With those superhero films, sequels often follow.

The answer would be rarely for the former, and nearly always for the latter.

With those things in mind, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 serves as a great example of good screenwriting and storytelling.

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