I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4DX. It has to be noted that I didn’t specifically wanted to watch it in 4D. The show time was just the most convenient. While the effects were certainly enjoyable in 4D and I’m luckily not one of those people who find 4D theatres nauseating, the idea of sitting on those moving chairs for two hours was not very appealing. It’s like a theme park ride, maybe a rollercoaster. Nobody needs a two-hour rollercoaster ride. In the event that they don’t pass out after emptying their stomach, they will eventually stop responding to whatever the ride is getting them through. And as expected, about a quarter way through the movie, I started to not notice the movements and vibrations of my chair.
The CGI was spectacular. The first one and all other Marvel movies already did great in this part; this was not at all surprising. The music plays a significant part in this franchise and it didn’t fail to deliver. The punchlines were bland at some parts but still succeeded to get the audience laughing every once in a while. I guess it’s harder to make people laugh when they are already expecting you to be funny. What’s surprising was that [spoiler alert] the movie really attempted to get into the audience’s soft spot this time and I’m pretty sure it succeeded. It probably made the audience unsure whether to get on board with the “drama” at first but I found this appreciable and clever. Guardians is a movie that can possibly get positive reception just by CGI and by being action-packed and at the same time funny. Tugging at the audience’s heartstrings through a supporting character is bringing in more substance. The Marvel Studio has figured out how to get people from different ages and backgrounds engaged. It’s a business strategy that deserves a slow clap.
Sylvester Stallone and Michelle Yeoh was there. I can’t think of any reason for these cameos other than a sequel with them playing bigger roles. I don’t know what to feel about that but there. It’s obviously a movie worth watching and this review is absolutely unnecessary. See it for yourself. This is a dumb review. -aB