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Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2: The Most Comedic Adventure Film Yet

Teja G., Staff Writer

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Star Lord, Drax, Rocket, Gamorra, and baby Groot: the Guardians of the Galaxy. These five have saved the universe already in the original 2014 film, and on May 5, with a little extra help, they saved it yet again, but this time, with a twist.

The antagonist is not quite who one would expect coming from this comedy-filled adventure film. Peter Quill, Star Lord, struggles with his ancestry in the first movie, and in the sequel, he meets his father, Ego. However, Ego is not exactly human.

Ego, played by Kurt Russell, is a celestial, a kind of god that was created when the universe was, and he can create virtually whatever he wants. Eventually, Peter learns to use this power, but ultimately loses it. After meeting his father, Peter learns something that turns him against his dad, something that one would have to watch the movie to figure out.

The comic accuracy in this movie is unbelievable. In the comics, Ego made his own planet with his face on it. Yes. His face. In the movie, the planet looks almost exactly the same as the original story. A purple face, huge eyes, a menacing look, and glowing green eyes. Even the costumes and design of the characters are similar to the comics.

To add to the amazing costumes and makeup, the actors played their characters beautifully. Chris Pratt’s depiction of Star Lord is great, which his sarcastic voice and hilarious facial expressions throughout the film. Dave Bautista as Drax really shows how a super tough guy like Drax can be comedic with his infectious laughter and straight face during funny dialogue.

Zoe Saldana, Gamora, is an actress who can make you laugh until you cry or possibly beat the pulp out of you. The vermin of the team, Rocket, is voiced by Bradley Cooper, whose voice and jokes are the bulk of the comedy in the film.

It is said by some that this film is the comic relief of the Marvel movies, with its crude humor, hilarious dialogue, Easter eggs, and best of all, the Stan Lee cameo that is a trademark of all Marvel films. The film also includes classic 80’s music, from when Peter Quill still lived on earth.

Because of all of these traits, the film was Marvel Studios’ fifteenth straight number one box opening in a row. As of May 18, Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2 pulled in $630.6 million. This film also got an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 90% audience approval rate.

Eighth grader Kiran G. enjoyed the movie because of the comedy and story. “This film really brings out how comical a serious situation can be,” he said. “My favorite part of the movie was probably when Yondu yells, ‘I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!’” Kiran also stated that he is excited for the Marvel films in phase three, and that the Guardians of the Galaxy will play a major role.

The sequel is one of the first movies in Phase 3 of the Marvel films. Since 2008, when the first Marvel film came out, Marvel Studios has been planning these phases.

Phase 1 was the introduction of the members of the Avengers; Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor, Captain America, and the first Avengers film. Phase 2 was the sequels of the individual hero films, the original Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant Man, and Avengers 2. Phase 3 was started by Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2. All of these films lead up to the 2018 and 2019 finale: Avengers: Infinity War.

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