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Fantasy - Superheroes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II (2017)


Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story A Marvel Comics storyline and characters
Director James Gunn
Writers/Script James Gunn, Dan Abnett (And characters by quite a large group of Marvel people)
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stalone, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Stan Lee, David Hasselhoff, Ving Rhames, Michelle Yeoh,

Elevator Pitch: A group of characters including one earth person are recognised as superheroes and are employed to dispose of a monster by the Sovereignty, but they steal something belonging to them and are chased across space, ending up on a strange planet formed by a sort of a god, who turns out to be the father of the earthman. Others of the group are battling it out elsewhere. Maybe the extraordinary planet and the god who has formed it are not quite what they appears to be, and can the others survive out there.

Content: According to the IMDb content advisory there are three mentions of nipples. I missed them, but in any case no sex or nudity. The guys fight a monster and are chased through space by a load of remotely operated gun platforms. There are battles in forests and lots of explosions. The earthman’s father’s planet is very elaborate. Spaceships dash about, there are gun battles and a lot more explosions, and quite a bit of shouting.

A View: We should bear in mind that this action takes place in the present day – but elsewhere in the galaxy. I liked the characters, particularly Rocket, the genetically modified Racoon. It gained the approval of most of the critics and of the general public. We should remember, now that it is a download, that it was formulated for 3D in the cinema and so what is now quite tiresome, the constant dashing through space with more and more explosions, did have a point. However regardless of that there was too much shouting for me. But if you are a Marvel fan you will pay to watch it. If not maybe give it a miss.

Additional Info: It must be a candidate for the biggest opening weekend ever taking $146 million.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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