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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote 2017-05-17 05:21 am (UTC)

Ahhhhhh yessssss, this was SUCH a good character movie; there was no wasted space, every scene advanced the characters or pertained to the movie's main themes in some way. It's so rare to get that with big, bombastic sci-fi movies.

The more I think about it, the more impressed I am with how everything was put together. Rewatching the first movie also made me notice how many little callbacks happened in the second movie -- for example, in the first movie Gamora sways a little bit to music at the very end, and in the second movie she's moved onward to tentatively dancing. Or Yondu referring to Peter's dad as a jackass in the first movie and then "Hey, Jackass!" when he lands the ship on top of him. (SO SATISFYING. And about a billion times more satisfying after seeing the end of the movie: at least he got to crush the asshole on Peter's behalf before he died.)

And everything in the movie ties back to the central theme of parenthood and family, like everyone taking care of baby Groot (especially Peter with little Groot on his knee at the end), or Gamora going after Nebula to hug her after Peter's "sometimes what you wanted was right in front of you all along" speech. It's just sooo gooooood.

I am totally going to watch it again this weekend. :D

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