Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

The Guardians (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

The first Guardians Of The Galaxy film was something that many people didn’t expect and it left people wanting more. This sequel contains more of the same but I do have to be honest and say that I was a bit worried initially. The opening sequence of the movie was widely entertaining and set the stage for what to expect in the film but in the first 10 minutes or so it felt like they were recycling certain aspects from the last film which got me worried that the rest of the film was going to be the same. Thankfully it wasn’t and it was more of a refresher of sorts. This film was fantastic in the sense that it concentrated in its own “world” and didn’t really bother to push another film along in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stood on its own unlike the first film. I really liked that we saw a more unified unit in the Guardians but they still dealt with the typical things that a family would. That’s the kind of thing that made me care about the characters in the first place and they continue that here. The cast is fantastic and is basically a family as it is but the addition of Kurt Russel took it to another level. His presence escalated and solidified the this cast as a powerhouse and although it’s a bummer that we may not see his character again it gave the character of Star-Lord a lot more power…….and not just in the typical sense. It made people care and identify with him and because of that he’s now up there with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America as far as credibility goes. The other thing that this film does very well is hitting you right in the feels. The first film did that in the first few minutes and this one does it in the last few. It does it to the point that if your eyes don’t sweat at least a little bit then you’re a robot and deserve to be unplugged. This is a definite MUST HAVE if you’re a fan of the Marvel movies and even if you aren’t it really is just a cool, fun action/sci-fi movie that will keep you entertained the entire way through. 8/10

4K Presentation:

Disney has definitely come out swinging with its first 4K release. The colors are SO vibrant and impressive they’ll make you salivate. The UHD is so terrific and shows awesome skin textures in all the characters….especially Drax as well as being able to see lots of textures on fabric which makes everything feel a bit more realistic. Now with that said I will also admit that this format does make the film look a bit artificial in spots and kind of pushes me out of my suspension of disbelief. Either way, the film looks gorgeous in 4K and I really can’t wait to see what Disney has in store for the future.

Special Features:

Visionary Intro – A quick intro by director James Gunn. He kind of lays out the film’s story and where it could go from here.

Bonus Round: The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – This four part feature looks at everything from the stellar cast, special effects, the director and most importantly the music of the film.

The Sneepers Ft. David Hasselhoff “Inferno” Music Video – A very hilarious music video featuring The Hoff and the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Gag Reel – I already knew before watching this it was going to be extremely funny and I wasn’t disappointed.

Deleted Scenes – Not too many scenes here but they are interesting to check out. They don’t provide any more to the story however.

Audio Commentary By Director James Gunn

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment


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