Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Mantis Pop! Vinyl Figure

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

by Alan Rapp on May 5, 2017

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie reviewLess ambitious than the original film, the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy attempts to focus a bit more on relationships and family while, of course, still leaving plenty of time for hijinks and misadventure. As he proved in Guardians of the Galaxy, writer/director James Gunn is right at home with the later, but if the sequel has a major weakness it’s that more subtle emotion isn’t his forte.

Not to take anything away from the sequel which proves to be an enjoyable summer romp, but Gunn struggles mightily during emotional beats which are hamfistedly repeated, underlined, bolded, recalled, and given at least three exclamation marks. While this works for the bawdier humor, exploring the relationships between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and her sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) or Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and relationships to both his long-lost father (Kurt Russell) and his surrogate father Yondu (Michael Rooker) in repetitive exposition leads to some awkward scenes that drag on far too long. And, because there’s not much to the script other than a focus on these relationships, it’s hard not to be at least a little disappointed in Vol. 2.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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Guardians of the Galaxy - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun TV review

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is a pretty straightforward and forgettable episode as the Guardians are hired by the Grand Commissioner of Rigel (Trevor Devall) to deliver his spoiled daughter, the Princess Tana Nile (Jessica DiCicco), home before her birthday to attend her coming of age ceremony. Keeping the emotionally-unstable telekenetic under control turns out to be a tall order for the Guardians, although Drax (David Sobolov) does take a shine to the independent young woman who reminds him of his own daughter. The story has a late twist leading the team to decide between the girl or the money, but is only really memorable (if at all) for the scenes between Drax and Tana.

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Star-Lord & Groot ARTFX Statue

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2017

in Toys & Collectibles

Star-Lord & Groot ARTFX Statue

You can now pre-order this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Star-Lord & Groot ARTFX Statue for the low, low price of $140.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Stayin’ Alive / Evolution Rock
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“Flee tiny humans, flee from the vengeance of the Avengers! Their capacity for destruction is unparalleled. None share escape their wrath!”

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Stayin' Alive / Evolution Rock TV review

The buffoonish Peter Quill (Will Friedle) and the pals have their first run in with Earth’s mightiest heroes when the Guardians of the Galaxy discover that a group calling themselves the Avengers is in possession of Thanos‘ asteroid. Not willing to leave such dangerous technology on Earth, the Guardians liberate it from the Avengers leading to a big throwdown between two teams until eventually they realize they are all on the same side and must work together against the High Evolutionary (Nolan North) who threatens the Earth by tampering with the Avengers death ray satellite (something Drax is much in favor of, as is the idea of a group of vengeful heroes) and kidnaps Rocket (Trevor Devall), Groot, and Carol Danvers (Grey DeLisle).

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