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Opinion: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
The guardians of the Galaxy are back, the most entertaining set of marvel characters. Yes, last part was very fresh because we got to see all these colorful characters for the first time but the second outing is outrightly our own and mad fun. And if the critics are crying over its not been fresh like the initial part then they have lost their minds because you cannot start a thing which has already a start. Coming back to the film, shot by shot, frame by frame and it’s every inch is entertaining. Now we know Peter Quill, the star Lord played by Chris Pratt and his team of guardians. And we get the most adorable character this time in place of the lost one from the last outing, baby Groot. Every time he comes up on the screen, I laughed and clapped. This is a paisa vasool film which sadly is very tough for our filmmakers to make, the CGI transports you in the Galaxy, it’s so damn authentic and the writing is so smart to support all the larger than life action and adventure. What I like about this Marvel product is that despite being a space film it’s not serious and routine, which is a relief and also the Writer-Director James Gunn gives a twist take on presumed notion of god by presenting the god element as Ego, the most selfish thing which kills everything and remains alive forever. You make films to entertain in a healthy way and this film does that. And now the characters stays with you even after the movie gets over.
Chris Pratt as Star Lord is bad ass, humorous and brilliant, Zoe Saldana as Green bodied Gamora is top notch and sexy, Dave Bautista as Drax is funny and trust me as an actor also he is so convincing in this part. Kurt Russell as Ego, the small God, the creator is so damn good, his smile is cunning and his performance is seasoned, Michael Rooker as Youndu is a fresh treat to watch and Bradly Cooper’s voice as Rocket is fabulously witty, the CGI character is a charmer. All the other characters like Mantis played by Pom Klementieff is so sweet, Nebula played by Karen Gillan is one role which pumps the scenes. Ayesha portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki is so minty ‘Golden’, you know what I mean, if not then watch the movie now. And yes there’s Mr. Sylvester Stallone as Star Hawk, wait for the third part to see him in action where he will rob the Galaxy. But the show stealer is Baby Groot, voice over by Vin Diesel, you will surely fall in love with him. Technically the film is pitch perfect, Henry Braham’s cinematography is astonishing, editing by Craig wood and Fred Raskin is supreme, music of Tyler Bates is a highlight too. All in all, James Gunn shots in the bull’s eye yet again for the second time with his script and Direction. Only drawback with this one is that if you haven’t seen the origin part, it may cause you some difficulties in understanding the lovely characters. The movie is may not be fresh like the predecessor but it’s refreshing to watch. I’ll go with 4 out of 5 stars.