“We are Groot”
- What is this movie about?
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
- Why should you watch it?
Because Guardians of the Galaxy was a fresh story that we knew nothing about (unless you are a Marvel fan, the you knew almost everything). Now we know these characters and the story continuous keeping the same style of the first movie, but with more laughs than ever.
We find our heroes together some time after the first movie, doing their businesses, and for this movie the main plot it’s Star-Lords origins, which of course they might not be as they look like. While his background story is interesting, there is a lack of magic like in the first movie, of course it was something new back then and now we have the same. But the movie lacks the kind of action and story that the first had. Plus, this one is really a stand alone movie, not connected at all with the MCU (for the moment). If the movie wasn’t there, maybe we wouldn’t miss anything of the whole story arcs.
Yes, you cannot stop laughing, because let’s be clear, more than an action film it looks like a comedy one. Specially with the pair that Racoon and Groot are, once again they steal the show, specially baby Groot. But it’s not only Star-Lords parentage that we learn about, we also learn the other backgrounds, which is good, as there were many questions unanswered in the first movie and in this one we get them.
As always, the movie is pure a visual effect, which nowadays we are really used to watch, but maybe one of the best scenes is the opening sequence. Then, another detail that this movie has as its predecessor it’s the music, that 80s style is really present through the whole movie, and personally one of my favourite ones is during the rolling of the credits, so stay tuned. And don’t forget to stay seated until the very end of the movie, as there are not one, nor, two, nor three, nor four, but five post-credit scenes. Yes, a bit of an overload, but there are a couple that looks really interesting..
- Did you know?
– The film’s subtitle is a nod to Star-Lord’s Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 tape from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
– James Gunn clearly stated that this sequel won’t set up Avengers: Infinity War.
– In an interview, James Gunn said that most of the questions will be answered in this film that remained unanswered in the first.
– Prop master Russell Bobbitt had difficulty finding the cassette decks used in the first film and all of the Sony Walkman headphones they found were broken. Bobbitt contacted Sony to see if they had any available for filming, which they did not, so he eventually created six from scratch.
– This sequel was announced a week before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
– As Groot only communicates with the phrase “I am Groot” in different inflections, James Gunn created a “Groot Version” of the script for himself and Vin Diesel, which contains each of Groot’s lines in English.
– Prop master Russell Bobbitt created a 1:1 scale model of the 10-inch (25 cm) Baby Groot for filming to use as a lighting reference, and sometimes puppeteered against the actors during the filming.
– Dave Bautista’s Drax makeup took only 90 minutes to apply, down from four hours for the first film. However, he would have to sit in a sauna at the end of the day to get the makeup off.
– According to the VFXperts, Ego’s planet VFX is composed of a trillion polygons, and is considered to be the biggest visual effect ever made.
– After many rumors, Karen Gillan reprised her role as Nebula without shaving her head.
– James Gunn went on record in an interview that he wants to give Nebula her own spin-off movie.
– The teaser poster is a parody of the cover for The Ramones’ album Rocket to Russia.
– This will be the first film shot on RED’s WEAPON 8K digital camera. It is the digital equivalent to VistaVision, a higher definition 35mm format developed in the 1950s.
– James Gunn said previously that Stan Lee’s cameo in this film is one of the four Lee cameos filmed in one day. In addition to this film, Gunn directed two other cameos, one of them was Doctor Strange, and another one that he did not specify which.
– In the comics, Mantis is human, and acquired her skills by living with the Kree. James Gunn chose to make her an alien in the film because he wanted Peter Quill to be the only one of the main characters to come from Earth.
– Yondu has a larger head fin in the film, bringing the character’s look closer to his comic counterpart.