Laughter, tears and kick butt action- I’m giving Guardians an A.
Guardians picks up where the previous movie finishes as Peter (played by Chris Pratt) and his team of misfits protect special batteries from a monster, thereby setting up a major conflict with a planet of “perfect” gold-skinned people. However, the underlying message of the movie is about what makes a family and specifically a father.
Peter meets his father, Ego (played by Kurt Russell), who is a celestial. In learning about his dad, Peter uncovers a dangerous truth and must decide what is more important… the family he’s made or his father. Great job with casting! Kurt and Chris look so much alike, it’s as if they could be related! I loved the images of the younger Kurt. It took me back to my own youth!
All of the original cast returns in the sequel but some interesting new characters are added. Mantis is sure to delight with her innocence. But baby Groot steals the show. From the opening scene through the credits (I am Groot), his three words convey so much! Easter eggs abound for those true fans of the Marvel comics and with FIVE after credit scenes, Guardians keeps you in your seat until the lights come up.
I was pleasantly surprised by how fans and bloggers kept many of the powerful moments quiet. I enjoyed finding those surprises myself as they evoked a deep emotional connection. So I won’t give away any spoilers. You have to see it for yourself!
A movie to delight the whole family, whether it’s the family you have through genetics or the one of your heart. A must see… again and again!
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