For some time now, I have been meaning to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and have also been meaning to try out Nu Metro’s 4DX. Lucky for me, Nu Metro was screening GotG2 in 4DX and it just seemed right.
I don’t go to the cinema often, for a variety of reasons:
- It’s expensive
- I can’t wear pajamas
- My cats can’t join me
So, at R175 a ticket, it took me a long time to convince myself to try out 4DX.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 started off with a bang, a big, explosive action scene which was as funny as it was thrilling. We were reintroduced to the clique, Peter Quill, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and the only difference is that Groot is now Baby Groot (I have a lot to say about Baby Groot and will come back to this).
The Guardians were hired to protect immensely valuable batteries, by the Sovereign race, the ‘perfect’ race where everyone is golden, tall and beautiful. Rocket, being the Trash Panda (LOL) that he is, steals batteries therefore making the Sovereign race a very annoying enemy of theirs. In the process of escaping them, they find themselves in a lot of trouble which leads them to having to save the galaxy once again.
The casting was done well and the characters were lovable. Chris Pratt may be chiselled now, but he is still Andy Dwyer to me, a big goofball with a massive heart. This is basically the same personality for Peter Quill, except with some awesome gun skills. As a lead character, he is very easy to love and support and that remains the same in volume 2.
Drax and Rocket carried the light-hearted Marvel humour we all expect, even though some of the banter happened at questionable moments, it added to the enjoyment of the movie. Rocket genuinely had me laughing out loud at certain moments.
Without giving too much away, I just want to say that Marvel writes some good villains.
Okay, Baby Groot is the most adorable character I have ever seen in my entire life and I am trying to figure out how a sapling has managed to make me broody. I don’t care that his language doesn’t make sense, I just want to watch him and his silly, big, emotional eyes.
Overall, I’d recommend it, to adults and children, and to adults to have children. It’s almost guaranteed that you would enjoy it, unless you’re one of those people who insist fantasy movies have to make sense, which, in that case, you may leave with some unanswered questions.
The 4DX definitely changed the experience. Since the movie is filled with action, the seat was almost always moving. I felt as though I was on a roller coaster. There was water and fans and flashes and vibrations. It was a lot. I see myself doing it again, but not too regularly.
It was beautiful… on the inside.