Sometimes I like to have a different perspective on movies and TV shows and who better to say whether or not a movie is worth seeing than an avid fan. You may remember Emma from her review of PETE’S DRAGON and if you don’t read it here. When I had a conflict come up and I couldn’t make it to the advanced screening for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 I knew Emma was the gal to send. She’s seen the first film and was just itching for the second to come out. Here’s Emma’s take on the newest film to hit the galaxy (and her dad’s take as well). Enjoy!

Hi everyone, my name is Emma and I’m 10 years old.  This is my review on Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) Vol. 2.  The film picks up where GotG left off; the Guardians found their role in fixing the galaxy’s problems. Early in the movie, Star-Lord meets his father and this leads to many different stories that come together at the end of the movie.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; L to R: Ego (Kurt Russell) and Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) Ph: Film Frame, ©Marvel Studios 2017

I think that this movie may be a little too old for kids under the age of seven because Rocket and Star-Lord say some swear words such as the “d-word” and “a-word”. This movie has a lot of action with monsters and aliens. It was really funny! I really liked seeing Rocket and Groot talk with each other, Rocket always knows what Groot means when he only says “I am Groot.”

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, L to R: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel); Ph: Film Frame, ©Marvel Studios 2017

Here is a word from my Dad, Mike.

It is not very often sequel films are better, but this was certainly the case from a comedic standpoint. The writers nailed it when they dedicated much more screen time to Drax and Rocket Racoon; several times the entire theater was in an uproar of laughter.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, L to R: Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff);Ph: Film Frame, ©Marvel Studios 2017

In my opinion, the PG-13 rating was given primarily due to the sci-fi violence, language, and lightweight sexual innuendo. In one scene, Yondu dispatches countless bad guys with his arrow; it was clear the arrow went through these guys, but there was no graphic display of blood (similar to recent films in the STAR WARS franchise).  Concerning the language, the “S-word” was used three times and the rest was minor league cursing kids (sadly) learn on the school bus (e.g. Rocket spouted a few contractions of the word “ass” and some “douchebags” were sprinkled in for comedic purpose). The innuendo went completely over Emma’s head, but probably wouldn’t go over the head of a middle school boy.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel); Ph: Film Frame, ©Marvel Studios 2017

See GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 and get your summer movie going off in the right direction!! But first, follow all things social for #GotGVol2 on your preferred social media platform,

Like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy/

Follow GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guardians

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Visit the official GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 website here: https://marvel.com/guardians

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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.

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