James Gunn: Joss Whedon gave me advice on Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

We're now fifteen flicks deep into the expansive enterprise that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a new Spider-Man and the third Thor already in the barrel for arrival later this year.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" suffers from no such fatal exertions.

I couldn't have been more wrong.

James Gunn took advice for the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie from Joss Whedon.

Another important relationship that is explored is the sisterly relationship of Gamora and Nebula.

The narrative is also much more complex than the its predecessor.

Meanwhile, the director recently revealed he had "a lot more freedom" to develop the characters - which include Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel, and Drax, played by Dave Bautista - in the recently released second instalment, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2". Naturally, Rocket's abrasive attitude rubs them the wrong way, and the Guardians are quickly on the run from a new enemy. There, Peter meets his long-lost father, the appropriately named Ego (Kurt Russell), leading to what appears to be a tender family reunion - and striking a tone that will characterize the rest of the film. I will say that this is clearly a movie that will only get better with repeat viewings, and I know that because I guarantee I missed quite a few jokes because I was laughing so hard at the ones that came just before them.

All of this praise isn't to say that "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is a ideal movie, because it's not by any means.

But the biggest scene-stealer, without a doubt, would have to be Baby Groot. Although Peter has probably the largest role in this film's narrative, his time on screen feels limited to make room for all the other characters and threads.

As far as sequels go, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is everything you could hope for with an extra side of awesome.

Actor Michael Rooker also returns as the space pirate Yondu Udonta, who becomes arguably the movie's most memorable character. "I have never seen so many post-credits scene for one film", added another fan. "Civil War", for all its missteps, kept the split between Tony Stark and Steve Rodgers simple, focusing on the former's late parents and establishing a human emotional core inside the flashy superhero battles.

The film features an awesome soundtrack that fits nicely with the tone of the fight scenes.

I'm not sure what the summer has in store.

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