(2017) (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Sci-Fi: A diverse group of galactic heroes must contend with various family issues, including one's father and his growing and likely disastrous quest for more power.
- Having earlier banded together to form an unlikely and highly diverse group of galactic superheroes now known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, half-human, half-star man Peter Quill (CHRIS PRATT), assassin Gamora (ZOE SALDANA), genetically engineered bounty hunter raccoon Rocket (voice of BRADLEY COOPER) and the hulking and seemingly indestructible Drax the Destroyer (DAVE BAUTISTA) have agreed to do a job for Ayesha (ELIZABETH DEBICKI), the leader of a highly advanced populace known as The Sovereign. With tree-like humanoid Baby Groot (voice of VIN DIESEL) in tow, they take on and defeat a huge monster, delivering valuable batteries back to Ayesha in exchange for handing over Gamora's mechanically enhanced and villainous sibling, Nebula (KAREN GILLAN) who vows to kill their father after she does the same to Gamora.
But with Rocket having stolen some of those batteries for himself, that results in Ayesha's forces giving chase through space. When all hope seems lost, most of those drone ships are destroyed in one instance by a mysterious figure who's later revealed to be Ego (KURT RUSSELL), Peter's biological father who he never met. Following the death of Peter's mother in the past, Ego -- a celestial god who has an empath, Mantis (POM KLEMENTIEFF), as his servant -- sent Yondu Udonta (MICHAEL ROOKER) to retrieve the boy. Instead, the smuggler and the rest of his Ravagers abducted young Peter and made him work for them. Ever since, Ego has been searching for his son and is overjoyed to meet him, especially since it appears Peter might be the missing link for Ego to expand his power even more.
While Peter, Gamora, and Drax accompany Mantis and Ego to his home planet, Rocket stays behind on the planet on which they crash-landed and works to repair their ship, unaware that Ayesha has sent Yondu and his crew, that includes the likes of Taserface (CHRIS SULLIVAN), Kraglin (SEAN GUNN) and many others, to capture the Guardians and return them to her. That doesn't go entirely as planned as Gamora manages to escape and eliminate Yondu's source of telekinetic power, all of which results in Taserface leading a mutiny. As they set out to deliver Rocket and Groot to Ayesha, Peter, Gamora, and Drax must contend with the discovery of Ego's master plan that doesn't look good for anyone but that celestial god.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of the first film, that's a definite yes.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content.
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