Sunday, 19 November, 2017

'Guardians' sequel blasts off to $17M on opening night

Elaine Woods | 07 May, 2017, 13:28

James Gunn posted a lengthy message to fans on Saturday as his latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, opened huge. That's why these films are typically jam packed with cameos from characters that you may not have expected to see. But here's a recap of the first movie that was the first to feature Star-Lord, Groot, Drax and the rest of the gang.

Walt Disney hopes it has another blockbuster on its hands with a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel expected to have a huge debut when it hits US theaters this weekend. Quill, Gamora, Drax and Rocket are back.

Add to that the catchy track list of the movie, songs which Quill's mother had collected for him in a tape titled "Awesome Mix Vol 2" and you've got a recipe for success. These two obviously have bad intentions for using the stone. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

The story of why Ego left when his young son is explored and explained, as is Quill's special lineage.

Experts are predicting "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will gross about $150 million this weekend, beating out the current box office victor "The Fate of the Furious", which has held steady for the last three weekends. The ending is also very abrupt, kinda just coming out of nowhere.

There is one other thing that hardcore Marvel fans expect to see in these films however.

In 2014, the groovy, lighthearted "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a breath of fresh air, at least when it comes to superhero movies.

He said: "At the end of the day, we're telling a long-form story that has many different moving parts and within those stories there's a lot of freedom to do what you want". Ego's planet is further explored, but no one actually lives there, making this movie's galaxy less expansive and vibrant than the first's.

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Then Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) stole from the high priestess, which resulted in a chaotic galactic hunt.

And of course, Vin Diesel is back as the voice the sweet but deadly Baby Groot.

That may not sound like much at first but this is the cool part. He also shared some exclusive photos that are peppered throughout this article.

Sean Gunn, who has appeared in many of his elder brother's screen projects - he's the comic-relief assistant named Kraglin in "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", as well as a motion-reference actor for Rocket Raccoon - says that having a hard father did have a positive effect: "It contributed to the really tight bond that many siblings share with each other".

"It is a visual feast", he said of the colors and Gunn's vision for the film. In this particular case, the movie is about humanity, but set in a fantastical world.

Read Gunn's full post below.

It looks like the galaxy has been successfully guarded yet again; the Marvel galaxy that is. "But I just love him, he's such a great guy".

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