Index of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .MKV
Index of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .MKV It’s not always commented on, but success in Hollywood can be as much of a danger to creativity as failure. Latest case in point? “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Index of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .MKV When the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” debuted in 2014 its anarchic B-picture soul made it such a scruffy, raffish interloper that a worried Marvel made sure to put “from the studio that brought you ‘The Avengers’ ” at the bottom of its advertising.
Index of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .MKV What a difference three years and $773 million at the international box office make. Yes, writer-director James Gunn and almost the entire cast have returned. But the magic, though not entirely gone, has taken a serious hit, done in by a combination of prosperity and anxiety.
Gunn and company wouldn’t be human if they didn’t feel pressure to repeat that bonanza, and to do that they have understandably attempted to double down on the attitudes and characters that made the first film a success.
As a result of trying too hard to maintain the original’s insouciant attitude, what was fresh now seems institutionalized, what was off the wall now feels carved in stone and the film’s trademark irreverence has become dogma. When the unruly Rocket asks wearily, “So, we’re saving the galaxy again,” the raccoon is being more truthful than he knows.
All this is frustrating because “Guardians Vol. 2” is not without its successful elements, including the return of star Chris Pratt as feckless adventurer Peter Quill, the Earth-born but galaxy-sired leader of this unruly mercenary bunch.
Just as good is one of the newcomers to the franchise, Kurt Russell, who hits exactly the right note of bemused assurance as Ego the Living Planet (his friends call him Ego), a powerful celestial being who turns out to be Peter’s long-lost father. More on that later.