Vol 2 a fun, chaotic, fab block­buster

Central Otago Mirror - - HOSPICE AWARENESS WEEK -

Vol­ume 2 of the Guardians is a rol­lick­ing, hi­lar­i­ous and sur­pris­ingly emo­tional block­bust­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

fa­mil­ial schmaltz threat­ens to over­whelm pro­ceed­ings, there’s al­ways a dated pop ref­er­ence or scat­o­log­i­cal gag to leaven the mood.

As be­fore, the Guardians’ bick­er­ing, ban­ter­ing and bat­tle to be top dog (or rac­coon) pro­vide many of the high­lights, al­though this time there’s beefed up roles for the boys (and girls) in blue.

Throw in an­other su­perb mood-set­ting sound­track (fea­tur­ing ev­ery­one from Fleet­wood Mac to Cat Stevens), a cou­ple of scene-steal­ing cameos and this decade’s Puss in Boots, and you have a true cin­e­matic mar­vel – an in­ven­tive and thor­oughly en­ter­tain­ing block­buster. – James Croot

As in the first movie, the Guardians’ bick­er­ing, ban­ter­ing and bat­tle to be top dog (or rac­coon) pro­vide many of the high­lights.

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