'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Is It Worth the High?

"Despite its PG-13 rating, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may be among the most family-friendly of all the superhero movies, and this paid off big time with a massive Saturday performance for the film".

I give "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" an A.

Here are the worldwide highlights so far: China $80.5M; United Kingdom $42.5M; Russian Federation $23.1M; Germany $23.0M; Australia $20.1M; France $20.1M; Korea $18.6M; Brazil $17.8M; Mexico $17.1M; Spain $8.5M; Italy $7.4M; and Indonesia $7.2M.

Cast members (L-R) Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, director James Gunn and Michael Rooker pose as they attend a premiere of the film "Guardians of the galaxy, Vol. 2" in London, Britain, April 24, 2017.

In this movie, the bond between all the Guardians is further developed, seeing how in the first one it was all about them coming together. What most people loved about the first film is still here. What makes the movie so good is the banter among the wild and insane characters.

I can't wait to see what these guardians are cooking up for their next spin around the galaxy...

"I think making movies is such a delicate balance between personal expression and communication device", Gunn says. Even as he tries to bond with his newly revealed father, everything comes back to his mother and when he has to endure a new pain involving her, it probably elicits the most feels, along with a nice moment between Gamora and Nebula. The characters go through all the paces you'd expect, bickering and getting into trouble and having their friendship tested but of course they'll be a family again by the end, that sort of thing. It nearly functions as a hangout movie where you're entertained by just spending time with interesting characters as they banter with each other instead of following them into a complicated plot. So I knew what the origin of Ego was; I knew who he was. Each planet has a unique and fascinating design which is beautifully brought to life, while characters like Groot and Rocket are so lifelike it becomes easy to forget they're completely computer generated. Thursday was the first day the pre-shows of the new Marvel film began before its official release last Friday. In fact, one could argue Peter Quill could be removed from the film entirely and the movie wouldn't miss him very much. The movie failed to live up to even those low expectations, posting $14.7 million in the beginning of what will likely be a downward spiral to a multi-million dollar loss. With films like GOTG, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Marvel has earned more than $1.17 billion in combined profits.

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