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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

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James Gunn

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James Gunn, Dan Abnett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Vin Diesel ... Baby Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket (voice)
Michael Rooker ... Yondu
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Pom Klementieff ... Mantis
Sylvester Stallone ... Stakar Ogord
Kurt Russell ... Ego
Elizabeth Debicki ... Ayesha
Chris Sullivan ... Taserface
Sean Gunn ... Kraglin / On-Set Rocket
Tommy Flanagan ... Tullk
Laura Haddock ... Meredith Quill
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Storyline

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. Written by Blazer346

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$146,510,104, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$389,813,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$863,756,051
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In September 2015 James Gunn said in a Facebook post that he wanted to use the Sneepers, an alien race that first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1964, as background characters in the film, but he was advised against it by Marvel's legal department because the name was too similar to "snípur", the Icelandic word for "clitoris". The Marvel legal department later cleared the use of Sneepers in the film, in part because of the extensive media coverage Gunn's initial post received. The song Guardians Inferno, played at the end of the film, is credited to The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie when Meredith Quill is singing "You're a fine girl," her hands abruptly change position during the line "And she works laying whiskey down." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Meredith Quill: [sing along with the song Brandy] There's a girl in this harbor town / And she works layin' whiskey down / They say, Brandy, fetch another round / She serves them whiskey and wine / The sailors say, Brandy, you're a fine girl.
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Crazy Credits

The "no animals were harmed" disclaimer in the closing credits starts off as "I am Groot," then changes to "No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this feature. The same cannot be said for handlers of said raccoons and tree creatures." See more »

Connections

Featured in I Hate Everything: Superhero Movies (2017) (2018) See more »

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Bring It On Home To Me
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. and RCA Records
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The Guardians Strike Back
24 April 2017 | by stormryder_thomasSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this on 20/4 at an industry screening which allowed me to sit on the film for a few days before I gave a review. I can safely say GotG Volume 2 absolutely wowed me. I can't believe these bunch of lovable misfit a-holes made one of the most MATURE themed films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is visually gorgeous. The use of colour, design and the straight up imagination of the source material outstand any MCU film prior. The action is glorious and astonishing. One scene in particular, I was jaw-dropped in its entirety as direction, action-choreography and music all came together so harmoniously. And THE MUSIC! What an eargasmic soundtrack. The songs are more poetic this time around and fit the subtext of the film perfectly. The trailers gave me the feel of the first movie; a straight-up Sci-fi action-comedy with a simple point A to B plot. GotGV2 is so much MORE than this! This film is patient with its characters and there is an emphasis on growth and family. It manages to balance 7-8 characters and gives almost all of them a satisfactory emotional arc. There is so much to chew on here with the issues and motifs felt by certain characters and I applaud that! This film is vastly different and I'm glad because I just love these characters so much! They are still so fun and energetic. It's great to see the team again and how their dynamic transforms. Also I forget to mention, the film is laugh-out-loud funny! All thanks to Drax who is by far the most comedic character and put me stitches.

Overall, this was both (I can't believe I'm saying this about the Guardians of the Galaxy) an emotionally dense and exciting blast. If Guardians 1 is the fast-paced Sci-Fi adventure like Star Wars was in 1977, then Vol. 2 is the deeper & richer film that takes its time to expand our beloved characters; just like Empire Strikes Back.


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