GUARDIANS OF THE
GALAXY VOL 2
OVERVIEW: This August, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8 and physically on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 22.
SYNOPSIS: 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. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
“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. 4K Ultra HD provides four times sharper resolution of HD with exceptional HDR which produces brighter brights, deeper blacks and richer colors than ever before. The galaxy has never looked so good!
Delivering the ultimate in-home experience is the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last) comes packaged to include a 4K Ultra HD version of the film, a Blu-ray, a Digital Copy and more than 80-minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen bonus materials. Bonus will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast of misfits and inspired team of filmmakers, debut an all-new original music video starring David Hasselhoff and special guests, hilarious outtakes, deleted scenes, audio commentary by director James Gunn, and more.
Does anybody have any tape out there? I wanna put some
tape over the "Death" button!
[Hanging by one arm] Nobody has any tape!
Rocket: Not a
single person has tape?
You have an atomic bomb in your bag! If anyone is gonna
have tape, it's *YOU*!
[Baby Groot grabs the device and runs off with it while
Rocket's back is turned]
I have to do everything!
You are wasting a lot of time here!
I... AM... GROOOOOOT!
[to himself] That's a really bad sign.
It might be
a bad sign for Rocket but it's great sign for us. In one
word, FUN! This is easily one of the most fun Marvel
flicks so far. It is most definitely one of the funniest
too! It's literally laugh out loud and hard hilarious. You
might actually think this was a comedy, not an action,
adventure, sci-fi movie. But don't worry, we get plenty of
action, adventure, and sci-fi too. This film has it all in
just the right amounts. There's also some increasing love
tension between Quill and Gamora (if you've seen the first
one, you know what I mean), a reunion with a long lost
father, rivalry amongst friends, new characters, new
friends and new enemies to add on to the old friends and
old enemies also present. Oh and we can't forget the
cutest aspect of this film, our little Baby Groot still
voiced by Vin Diesel. He is one of the cutest animated
characters in film of all time (or at least that's my
opinion . . . I did say one of). Groot as a baby/toddler
has become the mascot of the team who still needs
nurturing and to be protected. He is just adorable and
steals any scene he's in. All the major players in the
original cast are back again (thank you) and reprise their
roles almost effortlessly. This team of misfits is exactly
the team that everybody would love to be a part of. Again,
it's just so much fun.
One of more popular features
of the first Guardians was the excellent soundtrack. This
one picks up right where the first one left off. The music
and song selection was masterful, as good as the first one
if not better. The visual aspects, cinematography and
special effects, were also just as good if not better.
Priscilla specifically told me to mention how good the 3D
was for this film. Lucky for us the screening was in an
IMAX configured theater and we saw the movie in 3D. You
know how sometimes you might see a movie in 3D and it just
really didn't make a difference. Well, in this case it is
exceptional. So far everything points to this being a
really great sequel. Not so fast. The one thing I was a
little perplexed about with this film is how disconnected
it is. The plot is pretty good and interesting as it ties
some loose ends within the Guardians story but it lacked
good connection with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With
Infinity War looming around the corner, I was expecting
this film to begin heading in that direction. Well, unless
I missed it which is quite possible, I didn't catch any
obvious connections to the MCU climax. The majority of the
recent Marvel films had some clues/connections even if it
was the mere presence of one of the Infinity stones. Heck,
even the first Guardians story revolved around one of
them. I was a little disappointed with this one because of
that, but putting that aside the movie is still really
good and fun. And we are treated to the traditional and
entertaining Stan Lee cameo . . . be on the lookout for
it. Vol. 2 is directed by James Gunn who directed the
first one and apparantly is tagged to be the man at the
helm for number 3. He has proven to be the man for the
job. Marvel fans, I believe you won't be disappointed
overall with this film. I do recommend to those who
haven't seen the first one to do so in order to better
understand the chemistry between these characters. Enjoy!
By Cine Marcos & Priscilla
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
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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.
– 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
– 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.
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.