At the Movies: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Vol

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a huge success in 2014. Tragic, we know. However, by the end of the movie the Guardians are on a new ship, one called the Quadrant, which was originally a piece of the large Ravager ship the Eclector, which Yondu was the captain of.

For the second weekend in a row it's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the top of the weekend box office as it delivered an estimated $63 million for a domestic cume over $246 million.

Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, James Gunn and Michael Rooker attend the European Gala Screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at Eventim Apollo on April 24, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

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We'll be getting more of these characters next year with Avengers: Infinity War next year. Somehow, writer-director James Gunn has done what could be deemed the impossible. They seem to have forgotten that they even remotely like each other.

And they're not the only ones.

Emma, Emma, Emma, what did they do to you? You won't find Iron Man in this movie but you'll find an adorable baby talking tree named Groot. And that's where his weird plot kicks in. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out now and it's worth the watch. The reason why Peter did not return to planet Earth is because he would not have been able to put his feet back in the knowledge that his mother was no longer there to greet him.

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Now attention turns to the global performance where the film would need to do quite well to recoup production costs, but after an estimated $29.1 million from 51 markets this weekend and a worldwide opening just shy of $44 million things aren't looking too bright. It's only outshined by Peter and Ego's very interesting story arc.

Sean Gunn's Kraglin was a constant and loyal supporter of Yondu, so it was exciting to see him get an extended role in Vol. 2. Groot is a talking tree who only has the ability to say "I am Groot". I don't want to give them any ideas is what I'm saying. While she was a secondary villain, creating and becoming allies with Adam Warlock will definitely make them a huge threat to the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, I liked the introduction of Star Lord's heritage and the feud between the two sisters, Gamora and Nebula.

All three of those elements come together brilliantly in a scene near the end of the movie, when Rocket's plans require a simple piece of tape and Peter tries to help. Somehow, "Guardians Vol. 2" is a work of art in a galaxy of commerce, which is a positive sign not just for the future of Marvel movies, but cinema in general.

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John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard's movie critic.

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