Guardians of the Galaxy – Volume II Review

When Guardians of the Galaxy hit the theaters in 2014, I hailed it as the superhero movie Quentin Tarantino would have made because of its ultra-cool quotient. The second installment in the series however diverges from its predecessor and is laden with emotional overtones. The plot is concerned with the questions that baffled us all in the climax of the first installment :- Who is Star Lord’s father ? How was he able to hold onto the Infinity Stone ?

And it does a good job in answering them. When I think about it, I think I couldn’t have asked for a better sequel for this series. The movie delves into what makes it so much more endearing as compared to The Avengers, the emotional core of these groups of misfits. Here they are, with all their layers peeled off, completely emotionally naked before the viewer.

The character who I believe deserves a special mention is Rocket Raccoon. He may probably be one of the most original characters to have graced the silver screen in the 21st century. His cocky attitude, his pugnacious one-liners held me spell-binded. The fact that he is so darn cute doesn’t hurt as well.

The few nodus in this movie would be foremost the eagerness of James Gunn to revive the same magic and style of the prequel. Even though completely different in terms of their style, one being unabashedly cool and the other emotional, Gunn attempts to load the narrative with gags which eventually start wearing off. Also, the prequel had left a pretty high bar for the soundtrack section which in my opinion it fails to live up to except for Father & Son by Cat Stevens, which adorns a beautiful emotional ending .

To sum it, Guardians of the Galaxy – Volume 2 is a hell lot of fun, with well-fleshed out characters and a surprisingly moving story arc. It is a sequel which in more ways than one lives up to its smashing predecessor, and is a great addition to this space-western saga.

RATING : – 8 / 10

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Avengers : Age Of Ultron Review

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You get hurt, hurt them back. You get killed … walk it off – Captain America

Well, it’s here! Avengers 2 has released in India and I watched it as soon as possible. If you haven’t heard about it, then …….. ( no isolated place this time, you just suck if you haven’t heard about it )

So in this flick, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create a peacekeeping program, but it goes wrong and instead it results in the creation of Ultron, who (obviously) wants to achieve global destruction. The movie focuses on the Avengers’  attempts to defeat Ultron and his army and also focuses on the tension between the Avengers.

Well, the acting was good as always. Everyone is awesome in their roles. They effortlessly blend into their role. The direction is average but is satisfying.

The visual effects are awesome and I am sure it will be Oscar nominated. Scenes such as Sokovia rising up in the air are visually stunning. The humour is prodigious. I found it as the best aspect of the movie. The scene in which Captain America throws his bike on the villain’s army in the beginning and in the last scene when Tony Stark exclaims that Thor has no respect for lawn-gardening left the audience in the cinema hall laughing so hard that I missed some of the dialogues.

Well, we got four new Avengers. Yay !!! I look forward to see Elizabeth Olsen in the next installments of Avengers. (Spoiler !!!)

The screenplay is average but will not disappoint Avengers’  fans.

Well, I have to admit at this point that I find superhero and sci-fi movies uninteresting and only Dark Knight trilogy, Gravity and Inception are the movies in this genres that I have loved.

The thing about this franchise is that every film is just made to cater Avengers’  fans. There is absolutely no room for improvement in this franchise and you can just expect the same type of movies every time. Look at DC !. They’ve got the Dark Knight trilogy, tv series like Flash and Gotham, which will please superhero fans as well as the general audience.

So, I think Avengers 2 fails to live up to its prequel and will please only the Avengers’  fans and also the folks who just want to see these brilliant actors on the screen. Also, I recommend a 2-D viewing of the flick for a better experience.

Rating: 6.6 /10

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