I’ve calmed down a good tad and now let me ramble about GotG 2.
distance, you can hear people screaming “More?! Again?!” and yes, yes I can
still ramble more about it.)
probably one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, and for me, an absolute all-time
favorite. It’s everything – the loveable,
dorky yet cool characters, the scenery (it’s so gorgeous I gasped a few times),
the music, the story line… it’s all done so well, with so much love in
everything. You can really feel that everyone working on it really put a lot of
thought and love into it, and it was so, so worth it.
this build-up – the trouble gathering at the horizon while the Guardians try to
figure out how to work and life together, everybody fighting their former fears
and instincts that their upbringing implanted in them. Yondu’s thoughtfulness on
Contraxia, probably caused by Peter not coming home again, then the meeting
with Stakar that ripped old wounds open, Taserface and the others planning a
mutiny… Peter’s childhood dream of a super-awesome dad seemingly fulfilling itself
but there is always this last suspicion (which proves true in the end!)…
the action with the mutiny and the breakout, Nebula, finding out what Ego
really wants, until it draws to a climax with an amazing fight attached.
so much thought and depth put into this story! It’s not some
cliché story, something well-known – rather than a common big foe, it’s first
the Guardians who fight in their own ranks, and the Ravagers with their mutiny
do the same.
than dramatically saving each other and talking things out between them to a cliché
happy-end, it’s more that the Guardians prove their feelings for each other through
their actions, because no one out of them really knows how to talk about
feelings and stuff. Nobody says loudly “I love you!”, but everyone with eyes in
their heads can see it, because heck, those guys just jumped across the galaxy
and fought a god and were ready to die for each other (or together) because they
are family, they love each other. Drax is the only one who ever says “We are
family” and it’s not to really calm someone down or for dramatic effect – he says
it as if it’s the most natural thing in the world, not worth thinking hard
about it because it just is fact, and
that’s so awesome.
though I still lament over Yondu sacrificing himself, I think it’s one of the
best damn redemption arcs I’ve ever seen for a character, because it does redeem him, it makes him amazing,
and at the same moment, it also puts Ego in an even worse light and it helps Rocket and Peter coming to
terms with each other.
And the acting. Guys, I want to give them all an
award. Pratt, Rooker, those two especially nailed it, the ending scene between
them was so great. But also Gunn and Russell – I felt for Kraglin and I hated
Ego with abandon. And the others were just as good. Awards, for all of them, I
really coherent right now, I’m still shaken, but I will say this again – I love
this movie, I love this bunch of jackasses, and I’m so looking forward to GotG 3, you don’t even know it.