Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Erin

The long-awaited day is here. I am very excited to say that Marvel Studios’ Guardians of  the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters everywhere! Easily the funniest film of the year, it makes for an awesome start to the summer moviegoing season, which I am so ready for! The story follows the team as they fight to keep their newfound family together while traversing the outer reaches of the cosmos to unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Having now saved the galaxy once, the half-human intergalactic adventurer known as Star-Lord is newly famous and keenly aware of it. When the Guardians’ newfound notoriety brings Quill’s long-lost father back into his life, his bond with the other Guardians will be put to the test. So why should you be so excited to run out and go see it? I’ve got plenty of reasons for you!


The chemistry between the cast from the first film is what really made it shine and become the huge hit it has turned into. I am happy to say they they’re all back! Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Karen Gillan are all back with the Guardians. New talent to the crew includes: Sylvester StalloneKurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki and Pom Klementieff. James Gunn and the cast know how to make this crew work, the relationships built between the crew is fantastic and continue to grow and evolve.

Baby Groot

Baby Groot is the cutest most adorable thing that has ever happened on a movie screen. At the heart of some very touching and moving scenes and he provides some great comic relief, just watch him dance. Need I say more?

Awesome Mix Vol. 2

The music continues to be awesome. If you loved Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from the first Guardians of the Galaxy, then you will love this one too! Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is more than a great soundtrack, it is the mixtape that Peter Quill’s mother gave to him before she died and he was abducted. Full of nostalgic ’70s and ’80s tunes, each song is carefully dropped into the plot.


Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 sends viewers on an emotional rollercoaster. You have all of the witty, clever comedy thrown in there of course. Drax’s one-liners  will have you cracking up. There are so many different relationships to pay attention to as we go deeper with the characters that are now well known. We watch Peter Quill and Gamora’s interesting ‘romantic’ relationship grow. Gamora and Nebula’s special sister relationship unfolds before us. Also Yondu and Quill have their moments. Love, loyalty, family and friends. You will become a part of the family in as you get sucked into the story. Not to spoil anything, but you may want to bring the tissues!

The End Credits

By now I think most Marvel fans know to stay until the very end of the credits or else you will miss out on some important information. So be sure to watch all the way until the end! 😉

The universe is expanding and it is extraordinary. What are you waiting for? Go out and see it!



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Guardians of the Galaxy Review and Ramblings

Guardians of the Galaxy Review and Ramblings

By Erin

Today is the big day! Guardians of the Galaxy has blasted off into the galaxy for all to see. I’ll have to forewarn you though. I’m no expert by any means when it comes to comics and I have never read any of the comics for Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969) and was created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan. I came into this movie completely blind and not knowing what to expect. That said, if you are coming in it blindly like I am sure you will be just as blown away by it as I was. Even if you are a huge comic book buff, I hope you enjoy it just as  much. It has the perfect mix riding the lines between an epic action packed space adventure, silliness, super bad-bad guys with just a tad of romance, and an excellent sound track to boot! It is a very fun movie, bound to be the blockbuster hit of the summer. It’s exactly what a comic book movie should be, or what I would think it should be.

In a nutshell, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” starts out with our hero, a brash adventurer named Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) who finds himself in the middle of an unrelenting bounty hunt after he stole a mysterious orb that the evil villain, Ronan, so desperately wants as he has ambitions that threaten the well being of the entire universe. Peter ends up in a unusual group of misfits that he has to learn to trust if they want to help save the universe. Joining him is Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like figure with a very limited vocabulary, the very deadly Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer who is out for revenge.  When the power of the orb is revealed to them, they must do their best to rally together with the galaxy’s fate in their hands.

Highlights to like about the film:

1) The Cast


With an all-star cast that is extremely likable and funny, what is there not to like about this film? Chris Pratt as Peter Quill is an amazing fit, as Chris makes for one really fun, comedic and engaging character as Peter.  Zoe Saldana as Gamora makes for one beautiful and powerful villain fighting machine. Dave Batista as Drax who may be a large and scary looking being, but he sure had the comic timing down to a T. Vin Diesel as Groot, a large lifelike tree figure doesn’t say much, but his lines are timed perfectly at just the right moments. Then you have Bradley Cooper as Rocket the Racoon who also fits into the storyline perfectly with his bad self and sarcastic and witty remarks. You will find yourself laughing throughout the film at this dream team.

2) The Soundtrack

Awesome Mix 1

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There’s a First Time For Everything: Guardians of the Galaxy Red Carpet World Premiere

Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere

By Erin

*I attended as a guest of Disney and am very grateful for the opportunity to do so.*

It  has happened. This past week I attended my first red carpet event. Living in Southern California, not too far away from where all the action takes place in Hollywood, it is pretty commonplace to drive down Hollywood Boulevard and see another World Premiere getting ready to happen. I’m not a starstuck kind of girl, and I don’t get all freaked out and crazy like some do when there is a movie star sighting. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are super exciting, even more so now that I have actually been to one, but I am pretty grounded, so actually going to a red carpet world premiere event for a movie always seemed so far fetched and unattainable to me. Me attending the World Premiere as a guest for any movie, let alone a big production like Guardians of the Galaxy; and not just there in attendance as a fan on the other side of the fence? Yeah right. I must be dreaming. But nope. It actually happened and here’s the evidence! 😉

Horsing Around LA Red Carpet

Marvel fans lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard on this warm summers evening. The red carpet was rolled out for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood for the World Premiere of the Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Red Carpet Hollywood Premiere

Red Carpet GOTGWP We watched from just feet away on the same red carpet as the stars as they walked by and were mingling with one another and being interviewed by various reporters. It was a lot to take in at once and I wanted to enjoy every second of the experience and catch whatever special moments that I could.

James Gunn

Director James Gunn with Wyatt Oleff, the young Petter Quill aka Star-Lord in the film. Sharing a very precious moment together on the red carpet.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper walking down the red carpet, taking selfies with everyone who had a cell phone and signing autographs.

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