Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ has heart, humor, and action

They may be ‘a-holes’, but they are the a-holes who made the A-List of superheroes.  Yes, I’m talking about “Guardians of the Galaxy”, who made something bad out of something good as the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014 opposite “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

Now comes “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”, and we’re ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ once more with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot (voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel) … along with references of David Hasselhoff and “Knight Rider”.  After all, the Hoff covered ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ a few years ago.  Like Star-Lord, the world remains hooked on feelings for the Hoff as the “Knight Rider”, where the dashboard of the Knight Industries Two Thousand – KITT – looks like ‘Darth Vader’s bathroom’.  To illustrate, the Guardians are still the rebels on a crusade in championing the cause of keeping the entire galaxy safe from evil galactic empires.  Joining them are Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

‘The Chain’ of the Guardians, though, are about to be put to the test with the introduction of Star-Lord’s biological father Ego (Kurt Russell).  With a name like that, he had to fathered a son who grew up to develop an ego of his own as the legendary Star-Lord, yet that ego somewhat helped him become a legendary superhero … with an ego.  But, then again, doesn’t almost every superhero – like the legendary Iron Man, for instance?

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” has heart, humor, and action – just like the Hoff as the “Knight Rider” – because it’s about family: a dysfunctional one at that, but a family nonetheless.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

 

 

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