Arts & Entertainment

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2.

The highly anticipated sequel to one of the most successful Marvel Studios films arrives in cinemas and should unquestionably deliver box office gold.

The superhero team which includes Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) returns and once again stops an enemy who threatens to annihilate the entire galaxy.

Sylvester Stallone amusingly mumbles his way through a supporting role and Kurt Russel appears as a pivotal character which delves deep into the storyline of Quill’s parentage. David Hasselhoff also makes a ludicrous but effective cameo which would never be considered in other Marvel film franchises.

Amongst the high powered space battle sequences and the mesmerizing cartoonish CGI overload, the story of the transformation of these superheroes from bickering friends to close family resonates. The shock villain is disclosed in the action-packed yet sentimental finale.

Audiences will be treated to the same brand of irrelevant humour and wonderful collection of 80’s music which have become signature elements in this very unique and delightful science fiction franchise.

★★★1/2

Reviewed by Mark Morellini.

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