James Gunn takes his exit from Marvel with the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The gang is back and messier than ever. Does this lovable group of space misfits have another good story to tell, or does the franchise end on a sour note? Check out Jim and A.Ron thoughts and full coverage for the Club Members! I am Groot!
It’s exactly what you think it will be, and for some, that’s a good thing! Thirteen years ago, Cameron astonished the world and gave us a cultural phenomenon. Now it’s time to travel back to Pandora and journey with the Na’vi. Even though they’re blue cat-people, the family drama is relatable. Some parts feel copied and pasted from the first movie, but there’s plenty of fun action to distract you from that. Did you bet against Cameron? Did you?!
“History repeats itself”, says another David O. Russell film pondering existential themes. When three old friends get wrapped up in a murder-mystery conspiracy, only their wits and friendship will get them out. Along the way they’ll turn ugly things into beautiful things and question the meaning of patriotism all while Christian Bale does his top tier Peter Falk/Columbo impression. This movie has a question for you, “Will you fight to protect kindness?”
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We’ve seen Marvel’s latest installment in the never ending onslaught of comic book movies, Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we think it’s pretty great. Some debate can be had about whether it’s as “good” as the first one, how much of the first’s success was due to the surprise delight factor, etc. But at the end of the day it’s a really, really good comic book movie, it’s fun, it’s colorful, it’s imaginative, it has the necessary emotional weight to make you connect to the characters and plot, it’s impeccably cast with tons of surprise guest spots, and, perhaps most importantly, it’s funny as hell. Please enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie, and discussion of the latest trailers and upcoming movies for free! But if you want to know our full spoiler filled take on the movie, you’ll have to be a Club Member. Why not join today? The first 30 days are on us!