I received Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film's storyline continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. ?This blockbuster sequel featuring the world's favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes on 4K Ultra HD? and Blu-ray on August 22nd.
The sequel stars Chris Pratt (?Jurassic World,? ?Guardians of the Galaxy?) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? ?Star Trek Beyond?) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (?Spectre,? ?Guardians of the Galaxy?) as Drax, Vin Diesel (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? ?Furious 7?) as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper (?Joy,? ?American Sniper?) as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? ?The Walking Dead?) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? ?The Big Short?) as Nebula, Pom Klementieff (?Ingrid Goes West,? Oldboy) as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (?The Great Gatsby,? Everest) as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan (?The Knick,? ?This Is Us?) as Taserface,? Sean Gunn (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? ?Gilmore Girls?) as Kraglin, Tommy Flanagan (?Gladiator,? ?Sin City?) as Tullk,? Laura Haddock (?Guardians of the Galaxy,? Luther) as Meredith Quill, with Sylvester Stallone (?Creed,? ?The Expendables?) as Stakar, and Kurt Russell (?The Hateful Eight,? ?Furious 7?) as Ego.
- The Making of ?Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? ? A four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes.
- Visionary Intro ? Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines of these beloved characters in ?Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.?
- Guardians Inferno Music Video ? Join David Hasselhoff and special guests for a galactic retro dance party.
- Gag Reel ? Laugh out loud at all the hilarious off-script shenanigans and bloopers that took place on the set of ?Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,? featuring all your favorite Guardians.
- Four Deleted Scenes ? Check out four specific scenes that had to be cut from the film, including two extended scenes and two deleted scenes.
- Audio Commentary ? Check out a special narration of the film by director James Gunn, who guides fans through an inside look at the making of the movie.
All the features listed above plus four extra exclusives:
- Three Scene Breakdowns (Digital Exclusives) ? We?ll reveal the anatomy of a few key scenes from the film. Discover the process in bringing these scenes to life. It starts with a doodle and the rest is film history. Audiences will be given the option to view 5-6 layers of specific scenes in the film. Scenes include ?Eclector Escape,? ?Gamora and Nebula,? and ?Rocket and Ravagers.?
- Guardians of the Galaxy ? Mission: Breakout! (Digital Exclusive) ? Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the most anticipated ride at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy ? Mission: Breakout!. We?ll dig into the concepts and inspiration, and talk about what it took to bring the most epic ride at Disneyland to life.
- Does not include any bonus materials.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 136 minutes
Guardians of the Galaxy really surprised me the first time I watched Vol. 1. I love super heroes and I love the Marvel Universe but I was floored by how good the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was. The characters are funny and their on-screen charisma really shines. This sequel was a great follow up to Vol. 1. We finally get to learn about Star-Lord's past including who his father is and how he came to be with Yondu. We also get to see more of the fan favorites of Rocket and Baby Groot. A really awesome movie that I screened and let my 8 year old watch too. Make sure you check out all the bonus features as well. I especially enjoy the gag real and "the making of" since I love to see how movies come together behind the scenes. We love this group of misfits as they have come together to form one amazing group of guardians.