I think I was hooked from the moment Chris Pratt started dancing on an ancient world to the tune of “Come and Get Your Love.”
This movie was unlike anything that had been released to the mainstream viewership before.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” didn’t feature Earth — apart from the first three to five minutes — in any substantial way.
The majority of the movie was set in space or on planets that had nothing to do with Earth.
Yes, “Star Wars” is another good example of a movie that is not set on our planet.
However, “Guardians” showed us a completely new universe, one in which there were real issues.
There wasn’t a lot of technology talk and no “Force” to explain the battle of good versus evil.
The Guardians are ordinary people with typical issues, so to speak.
Pratt’s character, Peter Quill, struggled with the difference between what was right and what was easy.
Drax struggled with the loss of his family. Gamora battled not only her decision to betray a parental figure, but she also literally battled her own cyborg sister.
Rocket Raccoon subtly masked deep inner pain at the experimentation performed on his body with cutting sarcasm. And Groot … well, he is Groot.
None of the characters are perfect, not one of them is better than any other, and in their imperfections, they found the strength to hold the Power Stone together.
The thing that everyone seemed to like most about the first movie was the soundtrack, which was undeniably great.
So here we are, awaiting the release of the “Awesome Mixtape Vol. 2” and another fight for the fate of the galaxy.
The previews seem to show some disagreement between the characters, but you also can see that the entire gang is still together.
In this movie, we’ll finally learn who Quill’s real father is, something fans have been curious about from day one.
As an added bonus, we already are able to see some of the music featured in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
“Chains,” performed by Fleetwood Mac, and “You’re a Fine Girl,” by Looking Glass, are among the songs that can be heard.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” can be seen locally at Mitchell Theatres Cowley Cinema 8 starting at 5 p.m. today.