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David Miller
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 4:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Also, I liked how a small town in Missouri was partially destroyed, but the movie resisted the temptation to show a single Avenger near the carnage. 
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Bill Collins
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The small town in Missouri scenes put me in mind of The
Blob.
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Neil Lindholm
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The Dairy Queen creeped me out a bit since it looks exactly like the one in Prince George, BC that I visited in 1982. Even the fence on the right side and the trees behind it are the exact same as in my memory. I went home and looked up shooting locations to check. It wasn't the one I thought but it was still eerie. 
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John Popa
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I really enjoyed this one - I thought they did a good job of avoiding becoming more convoluted in the sequel by telling a pretty straight-forward and personal story.  A lot of laughs and some serious moments too.  Good stuff.  

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Rick Senger
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Exactly what a good time summer popcorn movie should be.  Nothing deep but not meant to be.  Great visuals, great soundtrack, passable storyline, plenty of humor and a few surprising moments of pathos.  I laughed often and loud, I was touched in a few spots, and most of all, I was entertained. 
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Wallace Sellars
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As soon as the reason for Quill's mother's death was shared, I knew who was
responsible.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 10 May 2017 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

My 6 year old son commented on the Missouri destruction scene with, "They destroyed Dairy Queen!"

Also fun movie! Lots of laughs. Enjoyed it quite a bit as did my son. He absolutely loved Baby Groot and Rocket.
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Fabrice Renault
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Posted: 11 May 2017 at 4:24am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Second viewing with a friend and I enjoyed it even more this time around.
Ego was really a very inspired choice as the main villain.
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David Allen Perrin
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One of my favorite moments:  Mantis ‘reading/touching’ Drax while discussing his life with his family.  He looks as placid as ever…and she is bawling her eyes out.   

Knowing just how deeply Drax is hurting inside (seeing and experiencing it as opposed to being told by dialog) makes him all the more special as a character.  

The GOTG gang are among the most rounded out characters in the MCU.  And MOST of the major players in the MCU are chock full of personality and development.

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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 11 May 2017 at 10:22am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I wasn't paying close enough attention: was Star Lord's spacesuit thingy damaged in the battle with Ego? Wondering why he didn't have it handy....

Otherwise, after seeing it yesterday, my initial thought was "Better than the original!" 

Having had about 24 hours to cool off, I'd still put it on par.
 
I didn't have a big problem with pacing, other than the concession jock had talked me into a "medium" coke and popcorn for just a dollar more. So, other than the protests from my bladder after sucking down a bucket of soda, I didn't really find myself concerned about run time.

Overall, I thought it was a solid sequel.

Kurt Russell was great. His movie career, as an adult, has now come full circle from being the strongest man in the world in a Disney movie to being the strongest world in a man...also in a Disney movie.

And Sly Stallone. Hey, everybody, it's the Tango and Cash almost-reunion we didn't get in the Expendables franchise!

The Stan Lee cameo was...astronomical.

Yes, lots of winks, jokes, and pop culture references. If you went in not expecting that, you weren't that much a fan of the first one. I also thought the language could have been toned down, but again...the first movie had a 'motorized' middle finger and dick jokes. Even Glenn Close called a guy a prick. I guess they weren't gonna dial it back after all that.



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Bryan Eacret
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Is Mantis one of Ego's children? I didn't catch it, if it was specifically stated.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 11 May 2017 at 1:46pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I don't think so.
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Fabrice Renault
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Posted: 11 May 2017 at 2:45pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

No, she says Ego found her on another planet.
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Daniel Gillotte
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I loved it. It's imperfect, messy, pushes jokes too far sometimes and had me smiling and laughing and delighted throughout.

I appreciated their willingness to stick with jokes even when they all didn't land. The slapstick and silliness was a joy even though it didn't ALL work every time.


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Ryan Maxwell
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I wasn't paying close enough attention: was Star Lord's spacesuit thingy damaged in the battle with Ego? Wondering why he didn't have it handy....

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Yes, there was a shot of Starlord hitting the ground with his mask in pieces next to him.  No way to save Yondu like he did Gamora last time 'round. 
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Eric White
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I thought it was a great movie. Seeing it again this weekend. 
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Marc M. Woolman
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 12:49am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Saw this with daughter and we both loved it. It's a
better movie than the first one because it has a better
sense of when to make with the jokes and when to be
serious.
(Challenging Ronan to a dance-off will always go down as
one of the WORST 3rd act scenes of all time for me)

Rocket was as annoying as ever, but Drax was
surprisingly hilarious. Couldn't care less about Adam
Warlock, but seeing Stan Lee "tell stories" to the
Watchers, is the perfect cameo.
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 7:41pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I saw it today, really, based on reviews from this forum. 
I liked it. Some times the humor was great, sometimes it was forced or redundant. I did like that each character had a sub-story arc.

I was actually bummed they didn't give Mantis at least one instance to show her martial arts.

I had ZERO clue Sly was supposed to be Starhawk. Even in the credit scene, I knew it was supposed to mean something....be recognizable.... but I didn't recognize ANYONE. Looks like I'll have to watch it again.

They may have made fun of Taserface, but I'm sure Jim Valentino is happy for it now.

And, just as I was starting to like Yondu.....
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

 Couldn't care less about Adam 
Warlock,
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 8:57pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Oh I had to mention...the best geek out moment was seeing The Watchers.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 11:10pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

They may have made fun of Taserface, but I'm sure Jim Valentino is
happy for it now.

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Oh, that's who he was! I remember the character, but he changed his
name to Overkill at some point and that's what I associated him with.
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Craig Markley
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 2:16pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I would LOVE to see teenage Groot in the next movie!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 8:29pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I had ZERO clue Sly was supposed to be Starhawk. Even in the credit scene, I knew it was supposed to mean something....be recognizable.... but I didn't recognize ANYONE. Looks like I'll have to watch it again.

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Not even Martinex?

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David Miller
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 9:07pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I kind of caught Martinex, but Ving Rhames as Charlie-27 is what clicked what was going on for me. I didn't independently recognize the others. I guess I only know the original team from the Marvel handbooks.  
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 10:37pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Not even Martinez?

Yeah, I went back to check out the original GotG members. I realized I only remembered Starhawk, Yondu, Charlie-27 and Vance Astro. I had forgotten ALL about Martinex and Nikki. 

That was the crew when I first learned of them.
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