Break out your 1980's mix tape because, "The Guardians Of The Galaxy," are back and reunited feels so good. Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill, the half human, half celestial still looking for his past. The engaging oddball family includes Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as a talking raccoon, Dave Bautista as Drax, and the scene stealer, Vin Diesel, this time as "baby" Groot."
Explaining what happens in "Vol. 2" is like explaining our current tax code, but the multiple plot lines involve a sister conflict and plenty of familiar faces including Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker as a blue buccaneer, and Kurt Russell.
"The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" is directed with a sense of chaos and urgency by James Gunn and just when you think his movie might fall apart, it doesn't. The effects are elaborate, even over the top, but what makes it worthwhile for kids and adults are the characters who are both irreverent and endearing.
"Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" will be satisfying to fans and confusing to newcomers so the more you know going in the better. And the music is terrific from Cat Stevens to Fleetwood Mac to Looking Glass. It's all about family, no matter how weird you feel or how odd you might look.