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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

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After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. Written by Blazer346

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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$146,510,104 (USA) (5 May 2017)

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$381,154,426 (USA) (27 June 2017)
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Olivia Jackson the stunt women for Nebula on the original Guardians of the Galaxy suffered Traumatic Brain Injury and left arm injury which led to an amputation, as well as multiple fractures to the left side of her face which required reconstructive surgery. These injuries occurred when she struck a misplaced camera crane whilst performing a motorcycle stunt during filming for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Coincidentally, Nebula returns on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a prosthetic left arm and reconstructive left side face. See more »

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The Guardians Strike Back
24 April 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this on 20/4 at an industry screening which allowed me to sit on the film for a few days before I gave a review. I can safely say GotG Volume 2 absolutely wowed me. I can't believe these bunch of lovable misfit a-holes made one of the most MATURE themed films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is visually gorgeous. The use of colour, design and the straight up imagination of the source material outstand any MCU film prior. The action is glorious and astonishing. One scene in particular, I was jaw-dropped in its entirety as direction, action-choreography and music all came together so harmoniously. And THE MUSIC! What an eargasmic soundtrack. The songs are more poetic this time around and fit the subtext of the film perfectly. The trailers gave me the feel of the first movie; a straight-up Sci-fi action-comedy with a simple point A to B plot. GotGV2 is so much MORE than this! This film is patient with its characters and there is an emphasis on growth and family. It manages to balance 7-8 characters and gives almost all of them a satisfactory emotional arc. There is so much to chew on here with the issues and motifs felt by certain characters and I applaud that! This film is vastly different and I'm glad because I just love these characters so much! They are still so fun and energetic. It's great to see the team again and how their dynamic transforms. Also I forget to mention, the film is laugh-out-loud funny! All thanks to Drax who is by far the most comedic character and put me stitches.

Overall, this was both (I can't believe I'm saying this about the Guardians of the Galaxy) an emotionally dense and exciting blast. If Guardians 1 is the fast-paced Sci-Fi adventure like Star Wars was in 1977, then Vol. 2 is the deeper & richer film that takes its time to expand our beloved characters; just like Empire Strikes Back.


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