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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2017]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    "So we're saving the universe again? *Awesome!*"

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    AandJ091108
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    After a brief flashback to 1980 where we get to see Peter Quill's mother, Meredith (Laura Haddock) having a romantic encounter with a man who appears to be Peter's mysterious father, GotG2 picks things up at what seems like a few months after the end of the first film, with the Guardians - Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and now-baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) getting ready to protect some highly valuable Anulax batteries from a giant marauding space beast. We soon learn that they were hired for the job by a high priestess named Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), the supreme leader of a gold-skinned and rather arrogant race called the Sovereigns, who apparently don't like getting their hands dirty or putting themselves personally at risk. As part of their payment, the Sovereigns hand over Gamora's step-sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) whom they happen to have captive. But things quickly go south when Rocket decides to help himself to some of the Sovereigns' precious batteries because "Hey, they were really easy to steal!" The subsequent pursuit by the outraged Sovereigns sets everything in motion and leads to the introduction of some new characters - Ego (Kurt Russell), a Celestial who claims to be Peter's father, and Mantis (Pom Klementieff), an eager-to-fit-in but rather naive empath who serves Ego - along with the reappearance of Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker), leader of the band of Ravagers who abducted and then essentially raised Peter from when he was a boy. One note: while GotG2 is a lot of fun to watch, I felt it didn't measure up to the first film in terms of smoothness of flow. The best scenes are when the Guardians are in action and/or when they're interacting with each other, and there are plenty of both throughout the film. But that said, a lot of the purpose of GotG2 is to provide both background on the characters and, to a lesser degree, some setup for what will come next, and in doing so, there are a number of places in the film where the pace stumbles a bit due to one or more characters having to engage in what is generally called lumpy exposition. This is why I gave the film 4 stars instead of 5. It's the only reason, mind you, and the film is still pretty awesome overall, but at the same time these exposition lumps, however necessary they may be, do slow things down a bit. But there is a lot of heart in this film, just as there was in the first, and GotG2 does succeed in deepening our understanding of - and affection for - the Guardians as a group and as individuals. The most apt exchange defining this is when Nebula fumes to Gamora "All you do is yell at each other. You're not friends!" To which Drax responds "No. We are family." Highly recommended to any fan of the MCU franchise and to anyone who enjoys good, fun space opera with a healthy dose of heart. PS - (1) There are a lot of cameos and Easter eggs in this film. Too many to list here. I suggest googling for them so you'll know what to watch for in the movie. (2) There are 5 credits/after-credits scenes at the end of GotG2. (3) The film also has a recurring "crazy credits" going on so keep an eye on the credits themselves as they scroll by.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but Vol. 1 was Better

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    Corey
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    Vol. 2 was good, but I thought Vol. 1 was better. The storyline wasn't as strong as the original. Character development wasn't either. The love story between Peter and Gamora is put on hold between shortly after the beginning of the movie and shortly before the end of the movie. Rocket is a little bit more personable, showing glimpses that he really does care a little bit. Baby Groot has a young, care-free personality compared to the previous Groot, but I felt it was explored less than the stogy personality of the previous Groot and simply relied on youthful, fool-hardy stereo-types established early on in the movie (ie opening scene). And the tell-it-like-it-is and naivety of Drax is unchanged from the first movie, but still garners chuckles. Sisterly love between hardened/unemotional Gamora and equally-so Nebula is given back-story, but the result is predictable, though still heart-warming. All the characters are explored and/or developed, but only minimally I felt. The truth behind Peter's father is comic-book-unbelievable (where nothing is too ludicrous). The Marvel movie universe has kept the fantastical limited to minor plot devices (infinity stones, Loki's transformations, Bifröst Bridge/wormholes), not a central character and the final conflict/battle of the story. And where in the heck did "jump points" come from? They jumped out of no-where (or presumably the comic books). I enjoyed the movie, but felt a little bit let down from Vol. 1 (which isn't uncommon in follow-up movies, but is in the Marvel movie universe). Maybe I'm being too hard on the movie, but that's the expectation that the Marvel movie universe has set. Then again, I only took off a single star despite everything I said because the movie is still a solid/good movie.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice package, decent movie

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    Props to Best Buy for being the only (known) U.S. retailer that offered this flick in a package that included a 3D Blu-ray disc. While the format is pretty much dead, I continue to have equipment that can play it and it is nice to have the extra disc included along with the UHD and traditional Blu-ray disc. Now, on to the film... Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, attempts to recreate the magic of the first Guardians of the Galaxy - a movie that surprised many, including me, as being just the right mix of humor and action, with a touch of nostalgic tunes thrown in for good measure. Guardians V2 tries to follow that same formula, and in many ways, lives up to the bar that was set by its predecessor, but at the same time, for me it doesn't quite get there. Don't get me wrong, Guardians V2 is good, nearly excellent (or perhaps actually is excellent, but doesn't touch that A+ rating or 5 star rating) but is just a bit below perfect for me. Guardians V1 and Deadpool take that spot for me in the area of comic book movies. Toss in Wonder Woman too as that film was really good (I really hope that the Blu-ray release of that is not screwed up in any way). Those films set the mark so high that beating them just isn't that easy. I appreciate that Guardians, V2 moves the story along and sets us up for more adventure in the Marvel Comics Universe.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but good looking SteelBook

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    MugenPower
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    I will only be reviewing the SteelBook since the contents are the same as other releases. Although expensive, this SteelBook is more elaborate than other SteelBooks that have been released recently at the same or similar price point. This one has art inside the case as well as a textured front cover, something that not many SteelBooks have. Besides being expensive, the other reason why I am not giving it full marks is because my copy was missing some paint from the corner. Other copies I saw in-store also had missing paint and/or dents. The main reason I, and many others, purchase the more expensive SteelBook releases is because of the case itself. Since we're paying more specifically for the case, it is unacceptable that they should be damaged. Whether this is due to the manufacturer or the Best Buy employees, something needs to be done about this issue. Almost every SteelBook I've purchased from Best Buy in the past year (roughly 1 per month) has had some sort of damage to it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Sequel

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    I want to say first of all this is a very good movie and warrants a purchase if you are a fan of the series. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because it didn't quite seem to have that magic, undefinable quality that the first one possessed. The first one was so good that I was initially watching a horrible version, poor video, sound was all over the place, and even in that condition I wanted to watch it multiple times in that condition. Then later once getting it on BluRay watching it more times. Guardians 2 is good, but not to that degree that I just described. It's not anyone's fault, rarely do sequels ever match up with the groundbreaking first movie. It might be a good idea to rent this first unless you know for a fact that'll be watched multiple times. Guardians 2 BluRay pack does have some nice extras, I watched all the deleted scenes, being a fan. Not a big enough fan to watch the movie again with director commentary

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you liked the first one...

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    JoeDeLo
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    As a fan of the first Guardians, I don't believe this movie was on the same level as the first. It's visually stunning but can sometimes overpower the scenes. The retro music wasn't quite as good as the first movie. All in all, still a solid performance. Obviously there's a lot more storylines these characters can play out and I'll will be waiting for a third installment. I am hoping this movie is the calm before the proverbial storm which could play out in 3rd and or 4th movie. Also, I would love to see these characters in a cross-over movie with the Avengers... bound to happen. Bottom line - Worth the watch and I don't regret the purchase

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthwhile Purchase!

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    Bran9
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    I've really enjoyed this movie! Was excited to hear about this 4K & 3D release knowing that it was going to be a incredible transfer. It's a good presentation but was expecting more in regards of the 4K version, I've felt it could of been a bit sharper in terms of the details and a bit more vibrant in the colors. The sound was good but was expecting more of a punch, quite a few times the volume was a bit low and founded myself turning it up. The steelbook art was not as cool looking as the regular 4K box. But overall this is a good release and anyone who is a fan of this movie and is interested in the quality its a decent buy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sophomore Slump? Not for Marvel!

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    sd3lta
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    I remember when the first Guardians movie came out, and I knew nothing about the story or the characters. Marvel did such a great job with that movie, and it really cemented my opinion on how Marvel can do no wrong! This time, all of our favorite Guardians are back, and with another hit soundtrack! I thought Vol. 2 wasn't as good as the original, but it was still very enjoyable, and even funnier! We learn more about the backstories of some of the Guardians, and Yondu definitely became my favorite character in the movie. Can't wait to see the Guardians meet up with the Avengers to take on Thanos!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining movie, bland steelcase.

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    KaijuKid
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    I have to say, I don'y buy alot of steel case Blu-ray movies because I don't get the appeal of them. Most of the time, the artwork is not as good as the original regular Blu-ray release. This Guardians of the Galaxy steel case is a good example of weak artwork . It just has a giant red button with a piece of tape. It's lame. I'd rather have a group picture of the Guardians of the Galaxy. So you're probably wondering why I bought it then huh? It was the only version that included the 3D blu-ray of the movie. I deducted one star for the case, everything else within the case is great.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First one still better

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    Bumblebee
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    Okay, baby groot made this film. While I appreciated them diving deeper into the GOTG past, I don’t know if the villain of this film was particularly strong. In fact, it does continue a tradition of either really awesome or lame villains depending on the film. Overall this is a fun movie I’ll definately watch more than once. Is it better than the first one? No. However that doesn’t distract from the one liners, entertaining action and wonderful effects in this movie. A great buy if you are able to find it on sale. Something I wouldn’t pay full price for even with the digital copy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dance Off may be Required

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    timboslice23
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    When the first one came out in 2014, I laughed my head off. Flash forward to 2017 and I am still laughing with the gang in Vol. 2, though not as hard. In some ways the humor in Vol. 2 seemed cheapened in a way as some of the laughs were forced, as well as some of the storylines could have been a bit more polished. This being said it was a good film with some flaws that prevented it from becoming a great movie with memorable lines apart from Yondu. I did appreciate the fact that we get to really understand Peter Quills intentions and background a bit more as well as his space father.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A surprisingly emotional sequel

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    RatedG
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 successfully recaptures the fun of the first movie and builds on it. The first movie seeing the team learn to work together, this one seeing them learn to be a family. The soundtrack is great with a poignant selection of 70s-80s classics, the humor is still fresh and entertaining, and the characters are as endearing and fun as before. I'm not usually a fan of steelbooks, but I made a point to get this one because I think combo packs that include the 4K, Blu, and 3D discs should be a standard instead of having to choose between 4K and 3D or double dipping.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not as good as Vol I

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    Jack
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    When the comic came out I thought it looked stupid. After all who would want a super hero team with a tree, dog and a raccoon!!. Well the movie changed my mind and I have seen both and thought they were both very well done, however Volume I was the better of the two. If it was not the great acting of Chris Pratt most likely VOL II would have bombed. The story was somewhat weak., but the comedy of Groot and Rocket saved the day. Dave Bautista (DRax) is a natural on the silver screen. I'm glad he made it from the wrestling ring to Hollywood----one of the few to do so.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining but not up to Volume 1

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    Speedy
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    I really enjoyed Volume 1 of Guardians of the Galaxy and bought this when it went on sale. I didn't find it as entertaining although Volume 2 reveals Peter's father and somewhat explores the relationship between Nebula and Gamora. It has more character insight, but less action than the original. I would recommend it if you are a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie.

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    Nicodemus11
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    This is a great movie but its not the best 4k movie to demo off to friends the HDR is a stand out as thats what really makes the quality of a 4k movie even worth getting. the thing is the blu ray looks just as good to justify the higher price. the ATMOS track is there but I find it to be very subtle nothing mind blowing or something I use to demo. 4k version is definitely better then blu ray but I would wait for a sale to get this 4k disc. its a must buy movie no matter what version you decide to go with.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie but not the best in 4K!

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    Caliman
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    Was super excited to get this one in 4K! But I have to say the picture on this one isn't much better than the 1080p version! This movie has the widest color pallet of any movie so I expected life like colors from the HDR. Which was decent but nothing exceptional. The detail is soft and doesn't feature that razor sharp image quality you would expect from a 4K movie. If you can pick this one up for less than $20 it's worth it. However I wouldn't recommend this movie in 4K for more than $20.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice sequel to the first surprise hit

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    The second episode of Guardians of the Galaxy is quite satisfying, and possibly even funnier than the first. Though the version I bought included the Digital rights which I put into my VUDU account right away, I chose to watch it the first time with the Blu-Ray Disc. The sound quality when using the Blu-Ray is spectacular, combined with viewing the movie on a 92" screen truly tops the experience I could have in a commercial movie theater! This movie is a worthy addition to my movie collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Kristoff
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    While I felt this entry was lacking when set next to the first installation of Guardians of the Galaxy, it was still an excellent movie. I could nit pick several details, such as story points, phenomenal cosmic power and its gone, or character development issues with a certain trash panda, but the movie sets out to do what it intended to. It was a heck of a ride. The most disappointing thing to me is that it seemed like the soundtrack was forced to cram as many oldies as possible.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A colorful adventure through the galaxy

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    scoiibb
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    I think the original Guardians may actually be a more enjoyable film, but this is still a lot of fun. It is a very colorful movie, and I do not just mean the humor. A lot of the space ships and worlds the crew visits are bursting with neon or pastels that paint a vivid image. My TV is less than 50 inches diagonal, but I can imagine on a big screen or in a theater those colors would be fantastic to see. In other words this would be a great demo movie to show off a new audio/video setup.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adventure

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    bernhulk
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    The Guardians of the Galaxy are back led by Chris Pratt as Star Lord. Events stirring in the galaxy will finally cause Peter Quill for his true meaning of self. Besides saving the galaxy, peter Quill will need to discover who his true family and friends are while stopping his own father from destroying the Galaxy. Will Peter learn that family are those you consider close to you and something that he had all along and save the world, or will his evil dad prevail?

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