DIRECTOR: James Gunn
CAST: Chris Pratt, Batista, Claire Forlani’s dad in Mallrats, Tango & Cash
PLOT: The Guardians are doing their shit, as they do, for whoever requires. At the the beginning of this they do a job for The Sovereign, who are a race of people who look victims of Goldfinger.
Problem is, once done, Rocket steals something from them which, you know, pisses them off. Thus starts an inter-galactic battle which leads to the gang landing on a planet which happens to be inhabited by Peter’s dad.
What follows is Peter’s dad’s back-story which intertwines with a father son plot progression which becomes INTEGRAL to the plot. Meanwhile, the gold people hire Yondu (the blue guy with the mohawk) and his team to catch the Guardians and return them to her. So from there we get a bit of mutiny, a bit of naughtiness and a fuck load of action.
As you would imagine, the galaxy is up shit creek and it’s up to the Guardians to sort it. Which of course they do. And to top it off, ‘Awesome Mix Vol: 2’ has some mega tunes on it!
CRITICAL ANALYSIS: During the opening dogfight, all of the Sovereign are fighting the Guardians from virtual ships, very similar to the kind of machines where 80’s kids would play ‘Super Hang On’ and ‘Afterburner’ on. So if one the Sovereign got shot down, it would essentially be ‘Game Over’.
Anyway, during the battle, the Guardians manage to eliminate everyone bar one guy who’s still shooting away on his Sega Rally type thing. When he finally gets eliminated, everyone around him are like “ah you suck” and “how rubbish” etc. news flash people, he was the last to be eliminated! That means he did a better job than you! You fucktards!
INSPIRED BY: The Evil Dead. A group of misfits and a living tree. Think about it.
INSPIRED: Guardians. Granted it may not have actually inspired this Russian film, but it’s a superhero movie called Guardians which is released on DVD as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released in the cinema. No coincidence.
MORAL: Fleetwood Mac inspires the kicking of ass. Fact!