The Guardians of the Galaxy are back! With something good, something bad, or a little bit of both?Let’s find out shall we?
|Galactic Misfits a.k.a. the Guardians of The Galaxy (GOTG)|
|Actress Zoe Saldana in natural colour.|
|As Joss Whedon would say, the BIG BAD of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos.|
Drax is the muscle of the team but very literal minded, often misusing or confused over expressions and metaphors. Drax has a personal vendetta against Ronan for killing his family and out for revenge, which was eventually satiated during his team-up in Star-lord and gang. Fun fact: the make-up masters required 5 hours everyday to apply tattoo effects on his body. Whoa!
|If a raccoon were to look human, it would look like this.|
|If trees could talk, they would sound like Vin Diesel. So respect trees!|
For the first movie Vin Diesel learned how to say “I am Groot” in six languages. Now he claims the director of this sequel made him learn three times more languages! Sangat bagus, maybe we may even hear him say “Saya adalah Groot!”
|Saving the galaxy for the 2nd time! Even the Avengers can't claim that... yet!|
So think you have what it takes to join the Guardians of the Galaxy? Misfit - check! Outcast - check! Adventure - check!
|Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney XD|
However this TV series is not officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and therefore does not setup any backstory for this 2nd live-action movie. In a way that’s better otherwise we will be all confused to no end like the current Marvel mutant universe by Fox.
|Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 (In cinemas 27 April 2017)|
|Michael Rookers awesome appearance at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).|
One of the new characters in Vol 2 is alien gal Mantis played by Pom Klementieff. She possesses empathic powers with the ability to read and influence emotions through her antennae. She's barely seen the galaxy and finds the Guardians intriguing to learn how to interact with other beings. Plus more space gals, yay!.
Veteran action-star pre-Y2K Kurt Russell plays Peter Quill's long-lost father, Ego. It looks to be a happy reunion between father and son but with a name like Ego, there's bound to be more to him than what meets the eye. In the comic books, Ego is a living planet. Let's see whether this incarnation in the movies will have such associations.
To find out more about the movie look to Star2.com and The Hyped Geek for non-spoilery reviews.
|MMCineplexes GOTG Marathon|
Now to bring home some GOTG goodies, The Outpost Movie Recon Team (M.R.T) has snooped our local cinemas and toy stores for how to treat your geekiness. Here's is our Intel Report (while stocks last with terms and conditions):
|GSC Cinema Online Contest|
|Starting bid of 5,500 points.|
|So cute cannot refuse!|
TGV Cinemas went the old-school way with figurine-topped cups for their Galactic Combo. There are 5 versions for each of the main GOTG members. Perhaps to pop lots of popcorn and guzzle soft drinks to collect all 5!
Now to GOTG merchandise for kids (including the BIG kids), Hasbro is offering a wide assortment of toys for this 2nd move instalment.
|Electronic kids blaster. Movie 1 version far superior for cosplay prop.|
|Marvel Legends 6-in Guardians Of The Galaxy set only features Star-Lord, Drax and Yondu from the movie.|
|Excellent figurines from Marvel Legends but priced at RM139.90 each.|
This Toys R Us exclusive Groot provides collectors a fantastic opportunity to get the full-size Groot previously only available in parts of the build-a-figure series in 2014 where one needs to purchase 6-7 separate figures to collect parts to assemble 1 bigger figure. Now this special release even includes the infant potted Groot seen at end of last movie and this movie's Baby Groot.
|There is also a 2-pack 3.75in set with Yondu and Star-lord.|
Here are cosplayers at the Movie Premiere at MBO Starling to kick off release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in Malaysia:
|We are Groot!|
|What remains unspoken between Gamora and Peter Quill?|
|Will the real Star-Lord please step up?|
|A most unusual new member of the Guardians indeed.|
Final intel: sit all the way through end credits of the movie as there are 5 (five) bonus scenes you will kick yourself for missing them. Why so many? Because Marvel-lah!
Disclaimer: Guardians of the Galaxy and associated trademarks are copyright to Marvel Studios, referenced here for fan service purposes only without intent to infringe.