Touted as the much awaited sequel to the first volume, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 appears with the same circus pack of alien humanoids and similar galactic scale events of destruction.
A superhero movie that thrives on it’s writer’s ability to whip out appropriate 80s references on demand. This coupled with the Awesome 80s Playlist Vol. 2 makes it a nostalgia trip for anyone who’s been keeping up with American pop culture for a non trivial amount of time.
A common normie exercise is to list out all the references you could spot and then feel good about yourself. So let’s do that:
- Knight Rider
- Sam and Diane in Cheers
- Mary Poppins
- Pacman game
Maybe even proceed to compile an online list of all such notes. But wait, people already do that now ( it’s called film journalism):
- All the Retro 80s References in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
- 15 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
So I guess there’s not much for me to write about here. Don’t thank me for the links.
Rating: 3/5 (Passable)