Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: This movie continues the adventures of Marvel’s group of space misfits. Their bizarre character makes Guardians of the Galaxy an interesting watch and also it’s massive success.
For parents who are also looking for movies that are suitable for kids of all ages, especially tweens and up, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is highly recommended. Guardians of the Galaxy was first introduced in the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy.
And as usual, expect to see frequent fighting with weapons like guns, swords and more. There is also space battles and executions which involve people being spaced.
In Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, Peter Quill returns with his band of companions complete. There is Gamora ( Zoe Saldana) the unafraid, unsentimental and green fellow. It looks like she and Quill has a thing going on, except they don’t. Also, there is Drax (Dave Bautista), Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) who was once an indestructible tree until he was destroyed, leaving him with nothing but a twig. There is also Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), who is a raccoon-like pest really.
The Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 team had bean hired with an initial task of slaying a slobbering beast on behalf of the Sovereign. The Sovereign, are a shining race whose complexions, clothes, hardware and also soft furnishing are all infused with gold.
While the Guardians leave, after a job well done, Rocket goes ahead to steal some batteries. The Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 then crash-landed in an alien forest. Followed shortly by another craft, and from its steps, a figure of authority, played with magisterial hairiness by Kurt Russell, utters a line, to Quill, “My name is Ego, and I’m your dad.”
While Quill and Ego agonize over the missing years of their relationship, Gamora keeps fighting Nebula ( Karen Gillian) her cyborg sister quite brazenly. While Yondus (Micheal Rooker) who is a blue skinned mercenary with a magic Mohawk yaks on about his dissatisfying past, Drax refers unembarrassed to his parents having sex.
Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack: Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks include the following:
1. “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra
“I’ve always said that if the Guardians had a house band, it would be ELO,” says Gunn, “and ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ is one of my favorite songs by them. We had a hard time getting the rights. We had to really fight to get the song, and I personally appealed to Jeff Lynne.” Lynne had previously approved a song for the first Guardians that Gunn ended up cutting, which made the process harder this time. But in the end, Gunn says, “I think we made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.”
2. “Fox on the Run,” Sweet
“Fox on the Run” is a trailer-only song that doesn’t actually appear in the film, much like “Spirit in the Sky” from the first soundtrack LP.
3. “Lake Shore Drive,” Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
“‘Lake Shore Drive’ is a song that I grew up with,” says Gunn. “It was a regional hit and only in, like, St. Louis and Chicago, so a lot of people don’t know it, but it is truly one of the catchiest songs ever written, and I knew that there were a thousand places that I could’ve used it easily in Guardians of the Galaxy because it’s so easy to fit into the movie.”
4. “The Chain,” Fleetwood Mac
“There are two songs that are the most deeply embedded into the fibers of the film,” says Gunn. “‘The Chain’ is one because it is about the Guardians, at least in the way we use it, and we use it a couple of times in the movie. And the other one is ‘Brandy,’ which is an incredibly important song in the movie. Both happen to be two of my favorite songs from the Seventies.”
5. “Bring it On Home to Me,” Sam Cooke
“It’s just a really beautiful song,” says Gunn. “In Quill’s mind, it’s about Quill and Gamora.”
6. “Southern Nights,” Glen Campbell
Campbell’s groovy 1977 version of Allen Toussaint’s song was a childhood favorite for Gunn: “It’s a little bit of a different flavor for the movie.”
7. “My Sweet Lord,” George Harrison
“It was one of the first songs that I picked out to try to use in the movie and it has to do a little bit with the origin of Ego,” says Gunn, referring to Peter Quill’s alien father (full name: Ego, the Living Planet), played by Kurt Russell. “And there’s this big creation myth about how he came about and it was kind of lined up with that. I’ve always been into Hindu creation myths and there are some similarities there.”
8. “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl,” Looking Glass
Gunn has always adored this cheeseball 1972 smash (“It’s always a song I’ve sort of sadly, tragically related to”), and it plays a key emotional role in the new movie, appearing in the very first scene.
9. “Come a Little Bit Closer,” Jay and the Americans
This is one of the oldest songs on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, it scores an action scene that Gunn previewed at Comic-Con where the heroes “enjoy a little bit of ultra-violence while it’s playing and it’s really fun.”
10. “Wham Bang Shang-A-Lang,” Silver
“It was so weird,” says Gunn. “For a minute I wasn’t sure if I was being tricked because I had never heard the song. I wasn’t sure if was a modern band doing a retro version of a song or if it was actually an old song.”
11. “Surrender,” Cheap Trick
Gunn gets to repay a favor to the band which let him use “If You Want My Love” in his 2011 indie film Super for nearly nothing.
12. “Father and Son,” Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Gunn was inspired to use this ballad after hearing Howard Stern attempt to perform it on acoustic guitar on his show.
13. “Flashlight,” Parliament
It’s hard not to picture Baby Groot dancing to this one. “You’ll see,” says Gunn. “But it’s just one of my favorite funk songs.”
14. “Guardians Inferno,” The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff
This comedic original, was co-written by Gunn and score composer Tyler Bates.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Guardians of the Galaxy Cast
The Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 cast include the following:
Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Baby Groot (voice)
Kraglin / On-Set Rocket
Young Ego Facial Reference
Robot Courtesan (as Kendra Staub)
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Weird Old Man
Weird Old Man’s Mistress
Young Peter Quill
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Grandpa Quill’s Friend