Sunday, May 14, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2
I went to see it at Littleton's Jax Jr. yesterday afternoon. It wasn't as good as the first one. Huge amount of special effects/CGI. We had explosions, fires, spaceship chases, gun fights, sword fights, fist fights, and weird monsters with lots of tentacles. We have the original cast, with the exception of Groot. Groot was in the movie, but he is now only 12 inches tall, as compared with the 10 foot tall tree person in the first movie. Lotta sight gags, lotta lines making fun of other Hollywood movies.
If the movie had a plot, I never caught on to it. If it had a protagonist I would vote for Rocket Racoon who had most of the best lines. Peter what's-his-face and his green skinned girl friend were present for duty, but didn't do much. We had a new villain, who called himself Peter's father, who tries to bend Peter to the dark side, which results in a lot of hand to hand fighting.
All in all, a less than distinguished movie.