How To Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Full Movie Online?
Theatrical release date: May 5, 2017
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper
Director: James Gunn
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Topics: Superheroes, Adventures, Misfits and underdogs, Space and aliens
Character strengths: Courage, Teamwork
Run time: 136 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
MPAA explanation: sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content
Awards/Honors: Common Sense Seal
I feel like I must be living in the Stone Age! My husband and I preview each movie before we allow our children to watch it. We have a daughter who is 13 and a son who is 11. I would never want to subject my daughter to some of the images in very specific scenes of this movie. They are detrimental to the way young girls, especially teenagers view themselves at a critical point in their development. In one scene, a character is seen zipping up his pants giving an irritated glance to a half human/ robot female who immediately turns herself off with the push of a button. This has the harmful implications on young girls, giving the impression that their main purpose is to fulfilll a man sexual desires and nothing more. Throughout the entire movie, there were extreme sexual overtones, blatant sexual conversations laced with raunchy humor and laughter. All of this, aimed for exactly the audience that comic books were intended for - adults. Not children who are impressionable and susceptible to being targeted by media. As an adult, the movie was tolerable, even humerous at times. The background story could've been amazing for kids as well, but it was overshadowed by what I felt was unnecessary filler. Some may think me prudish and that's fine. We went with my 22 year old brother-in-law, who grew up in this oversexualed culture. His first words when we left the movie were 'there is no way I would ever let my 13 year old watch that movie." We try and teach our children something we were taught by our mentors: "wrong is wrong even is everyone else is doing it! Right is right, even if no one else is doing it!" Shame on commonsense media for such a low sex rating and shame on the movie raters for continually lowering their standards. Before long, onscreen sex will be rated G - for shame indeed!
Parents need to know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of Marvel's motley group of space outlaws first introduced in the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect lots of interest from kids of all ages, but it's most appropriate for tweens and up. There's frequent fighting with weapons (swords, guns, and more), space chases/battles, executions that involve people being "spaced" (forced out of airlocks to die in the freezing cold of deep space), and more. Spoiler alert: A popular character dies. Language, while not frequent, can also be strong, with everything from "douche" and "d--k" to "s--t," "a--hole." There's a bit of drinking, characters have romantic tension, and a couple of scenes show scantily clad females; there are also references to explaining conception. But all in all, it's still a bit less edgy than many other superhero movies. Plus, unlike the Avengers, the Guardians always fight together and exemplify the spirit of teamwork, friendship, and unconditional chosen-family bonds.
Marvel's favorite motley crew of reformed outlaws is back for another space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy. While it isn't quite as awesome as the original, that doesn't mean Vol. 2 isn't good. Set to the soundtrack of Meredith Quill's Awesome Mix Tape #2, which she bequeathed to her beloved young Peter, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 moves the group's story forward -- primarily for the orphaned Star Lord, who's always wondered exactly who his Star Man dad was and why he left him and his mother behind on Earth. Russell is an ideal pick to play Ego, the celestial god (lowercase "g") who hired Yondu to bring his son to him 26 years earlier. Without getting into specifics, this father-son dynamic, in classic Marvel origin-story style, is the driving force behind the tension and action in the second half of the movie. It just isn't quite as interesting or funny or as the original's "assembling the Guardians" storyline. Father issues, of course, run rampant in superhero worlds, and the Guardians are no exception, whether they're missing the lack of one, bemoaning an evil one, or, in the case of Drax, mourning the father he used to be before his family was killed.
Speaking of fathers -- biological or otherwise -- Yondu, played by Rooker, is a standout supporting character in this installment. He and his magical arrow (and his straight-talking wisdom) are a highlight of the action and the dialogue. Yondu and Rocket enjoy a couple of meaningful conversations that depict their growth in a surprisingly touching way. Saldana and Pratt continue to exchange lingering looks as Peter and Gamora, but there's not a whole lot of romantic development, given that so many higher stakes are at play around them at nearly all times. This sequel passes the Bechdel Test thanks both to Gamora and Nebula's exchanges as sisters dealing with their abusive upbringing at the hands of evil Thanos and to new supporting player Mantis, even though most of her scenes are with Drax (who finds her laudably "hideous" and "repulsive," but in a "good way"). It almost goes without saying that Baby Groot steals the show with his big eyes and sweet demeanor. Even the Ravagers consider him "too adorable to kill." And then there's the music, which is once again a finely crafted compilation of '60s and '70s classics, with Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" and Looking Glass' "Brandy" being the most memorable. But there's plenty more awesomeness to enjoy.
Families can talk about role models in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. How do they represent teamwork and courage? Why are those important character strengths?
How does Guardians of the Galaxy compare to other superhero stories? Do you prefer hero movies with just one major star and sidekicks, or do you think movies with groups are better, like The Avengers or Justice League?
Are all movies inspired by comic books created equal? Why do some stand out?
What did you think of the soundtrack to Vol. 2? Kids/teens: does the movie make you interested in music from the '60s and '70s?