Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits stores on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow, August 22nd. I just had the pleasure of watching the Blu-Ray, and it reminded me just how much I loved the film when I saw it in theaters. I have gone back and forth on whether this sequel was better than the first; overall I feel as though sequels have a hard time living up to their original film, but after watching the movie a second time, I just can’t get over how hard it hit me emotionally!
If you haven’t seen the film yet, don’t fret! It is action-packed and absolutely hilarious. While the comedy is non-stop, director James Gunn really hit straight to the heart with the depth of this storyline. The film centers around Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) discovering the truth behind who his father is, and where he comes from. Going beyond that, the film addresses the definition of family, and how family isn’t always defined by blood and birth, but rather by the people who stand beside you in desperate times. I especially love the other side we see of Yondu (Michael Rooker) as the film progresses.
The Blu-Ray bonus extras include a gag reel, deleted scenes and “Guardians Inferno” Music video, as well as a behind the scenes making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and audio commentary by director James Gunn. I truly believe the “Guardians Inferno” Music Video takes the cake in the bonus category! It’s super cheesy, yet hilarious, and features David Hasselhoff, plus other actors from the movie.
I have to say, while I am really looking forward to the upcoming Marvel films, such as Thor: Raganrok and Black Panther (not to mention Avengers: Infinity Wars) I do believe the Guardians of the Galaxy films offer just a bit more than the others. In my opinion, James Gunn has found a perfect balance of emotion throughout the movies, I look forward to what is to come for the Guardians.
Check out some of these awesome bonus clips of Rocket and Groot, you’ll get a glimpse of the process of designing and creating the two digital characters alongside the live actors.
Didn I mention how epic the music in this film is? You’re going to want to buy the soundtrack!
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