Let's Go To The Movies - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

My mother-in-law watched the kids earlier this week, so Bill and I could take in a movie. After grabbing a quick bite for lunch, we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Peter Quill (aka Starlord) and his galaxy saving band of misfits are at it again. Now an official team, the Guardians must work together to defeat a new and emerging threat they don't yet understand and don't want to believe is even possible.

You guys, this movie was so sweet! It's not often a superhero movie moves me to tears, but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 did just that. Sure, it's full of action, special effects, and humor; but the central focus of the film was love in its many shapes and forms. There, of course, is the romantic love developing between Peter (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who have an amazing chemistry that just pops off the screen. But there's also the inkling of a new love story brewing between Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) that reminds the audience that true beauty lies within. Familial love is also front and center in the storyline of Gamora and her "sister" Nebula (Karen Gillan). Their's is a complicated relationship rooted in violence and competition that slowly turns to one of respect and responsibility. There's the big brother/big sister love the entire team has for Baby Groot as they guide and protect him in his new and vulnerable form. And by the way, Baby Groot totally steals every scene he's in.  Then there's parental love, and what it truly means to be a parent - a love that is unconditional, sacrificing, and has nothing to do with blood. Finally, there's the love between friends, and how it's possible to create an entirely new family by surrounding yourself with people (or aliens rather) that you mostly like, but definitely respect and bring out the best in you.

In addition, I especially like the equal screen time Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives to both its male and female stars. This is, by far, the most screen time given to any female characters in a Marvel movie that I've seen yet. It's a true ensemble film. Man, woman, alien, animal, and even plant life are equally valuable players in creating one of the finest superhero sequels I've ever seen. I highly recommend checking out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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