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Matthew Wilkie
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My response to one of them is, It's about damn time. My response to another is, best cameo ever. 

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Now I'm racking my brains and trying to remember / think as to which ones you are referring to.

The one with Groot was definitely the funniest.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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The one with Groot was definitely the funniest.

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Big time. That was hilarious. 
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Love Groot,but i think Drax may have just edged it as
funniest character!
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With midnight screenings tomorrow night and many of our international members having already seen the movie, I've added a spoiler warning to the thread title.

WARNING!!  THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

No need to talk around the subject or use inviso-text.  You've been warned!!!
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Article about how the Guardians films have saved Bill Mantlo:

LINK!





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Shaun Barry
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Wonderful story, Matt... thanks for sharing.  And Marvel deserves a big round of applause for that one.



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Saw it tonight. I thought the story was a bit weak, but it wasn't the worst movie I've seen this week. I do question the point of the "Sovereign", they really didn't really serve much point past being something else to shoot at.
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And now my criptic comment can be expanded. Who did Marvel have to give Fox so they could get the Watchers back? Or did Fox just not know who they had.
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I can't figure out the rights thing. 

James Gunn said in a past interview that Fox has the rights to Kang the Conqueror even though he is thought of as an Avengers villain,  I guess because his origin retroactively had him as first being Rama Tut, who originally appeared in the Fantastic Four comic. Meanwhile,  Ronan the Accuser, who first appeared in the Fantastic Four comic appeared in the first GUARDIANS film.

It's messy, the rights thing on cosmic characters, apparently. 
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One thing I now can add about the movie: Forgettable!
A priceless opening and Stan Lee cameo aside, after a week I struggle to remember what any of it was about. And with the exception of George Harrison, the soundtrack is pretty forgettable too.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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One thing I now can add about the movie: Forgettable! 
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Different strokes for different folks I guess. I enjoyed this one more than the first. If asked I'd probably say I've found parts of the first film more forgettable than this one.
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Listening to the soundtrack nonstop!!!
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Good: I thought Ego was one of the better Marvel villains, and the truth
about him was especially devastating. The galaxy-saving stakes were
more tangible this time. I liked the Yondu-Rocket and Gamora/Nebula
character arcs.

Bad: I thought some of the humor was forced. It was a little more
organic in the first movie. The Sovereign were mostly played for laughs,
which is strange since they are being used to set up Adam Warlock.

WTF?: The original Guardians cameo. They have no significance to
non-comics fans, and with the exception of maybe Martinex, they are
virtually unrecognizable to fans of the comic characters. What's the
point?

(Oh wait, they got Krugarr, the 31st Century Sorceror Supreme, spot
on, but if I remember correctly, he was not actually part of the team.)

I think I have to give the edge to VOL 2 over the first movie, because I
thought the villain and threat to the universe was better.
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WTF?: The original Guardians cameo. They have no significance to 
non-comics fans, and with the exception of maybe Martinex, they are 
virtually unrecognizable to fans of the comic characters. What's the 
point?
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Of Course !!!! Thanks for bringing this up Michael. I knew there was something familiar about them. It just didn't register that they were the original Guardians.
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In general, I loved the movie, and thought that it was a good example of doing a sequel the right way, i.e. progressing the characters and advancing the story, rather than rehashing the first film.

I went with a friend who has read some comics, but is basically a civilian, and asked him point blank if he understood the post-credit sequences, and several of the easter eggs, and he point blank said no.  The original Guardians, the Adam Warlock setup, even the Watchers meant nothing to him because he didn't recognize them at all.

That said, it didn't stop him from also really enjoying the movie, so I think the proper balance was achieved in terms of fan service and accessibility.
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Posted: 05 May 2017 at 10:17am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

It just didn't register that they were the original Guardians.

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I don't blame anyone for missing that. If you don't pick up that Sylvester
Stallone's character is Starhawk, they are difficult to recognize. Ving
Rhames as Charlie-27 kind of works if you squint hard, but Michelle
Yeoh's Aleta is some strange goth-looking lady. And I'd prefer Nikki
over the other two minor GotG characters they used.
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Posted: 05 May 2017 at 10:38am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

In theater right now to see it. Haven't read any spoilers
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Yes,i recognised Starhawk by the shoulder things on his
jacket!
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Me, too. 
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Brian Miller
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Other than the rather large plot hole and the forced humor, this is one FANTASTIC movie. I easily enjoyed it as much as the first. 

Yondu's fin was awesome. The original Guardians was a very nice nod. Howard looked better this time. 
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And now I'm in line for my second viewing. My oldest had plans to see it tonight and her friend had to cancel because she was sick

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 I loved the first GOTG film.  It's not just my favorite Marvel movie or my favorite sci-fi adventure, it's become one of my favorite films period.  I saw it seven times in the theater and at least as many times at home.

And so a sequel has a tough job for me, and this one didn't quite do it.  Oh I enjoyed a lot of it, probably a good 75 to 80%.  When the movie works, it works really well: funny, exciting, inventive.  But I also found sections of the film to be draggy, flat and self-indulgent.  I found my hand twitching for the fast forward button on a few occasions. 

Also I found the soundtrack to be a disappointment.  I'm not a fan of music of the era that's used, but I walked out of the first film with a half dozen songs stuck in my head.  I listened to the soundtrack non-stop for weeks.  With one exception, I didn't think any of the song choices in the second film were memorable nor did I think they were used as effectively. 

By no means did I dislike the film, but I wish some of it had been left on the cutting room floor.  I'm sure I'll see it again -- possibly even this weekend -- but I doubt I'll be seeing it anywhere  near as much as the first.


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OH. MY. GOD.

Well, I was utterly blown away. Ego. Watchers. Humor. Action. Heart.

And easily one of Marvel's most memorable villains. Unbelievable. 

AND ADAM WARLOCK IS OFFICIALLY IN THE MCU.

I'll just be over here crying and rocking back and forth if anyone needs me.
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If you didn't laugh at Peter getting a Zune to replace his Walkman then you are dead inside.

The movie was fantastic.  And yes, better than the first.
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