In this new sequel, a character named Mantis makes her debut and proves that this new movie is one not to miss. For Marvel noobs, that just means the next big chunk of Marvel films - and to put it in context, we're about to enter the meaty bit of Phase 3, which includes Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther and which will culminate in the third and fourth Avengers films. When the original was released in 2014, it was a relatively unknown property that managed to smash records for the month of August when it opened to more than $94 million domestically (still modest by Disney/Marvel standards). His dark side is called Magus, which gets unsafe if and when he gets hold of the Soul Gem - one of the Infinity Stones that Thanos is after in Infinity War.
The movie picks where the first left off, and wastes no time in diving straight into all guns-blazing action, as the team takes on a kind of giant inter-dimensional squid. It's a small nod toward internal consistency that represents something deeper that the movie gets right: Groot became a twig in the last movie, so he's going to still be a twig when this one starts.
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Baby Groot is also notable for the exceptional animation that brings him, adorably, to life. But damned if its goal didn't slither away as writer-director James Gunn thrilled in chasing one bit of irreverence after another, correctly sensing that the only way not to get lost in so much cosmic mythology was to thumb his nose at the whole universe.
The special effects were incredible as well. The little guy steals the show. Pratt is now a bona fide movie star, and baby Groot is an adorable fan favorite (not to mention merchandising poster child).
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It also linked to a picture of Far Cry 3 villain and fan favourite, Vaas, accompanied by his most famous line of dialogue. Ubisoft is up to something, and it has Far Cry fans grasping for straws and trying (and failing) to remain calm.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is also genuinely emotional throughout, hitting buttons that only exist because of groundwork from the first film but which also seem to come out of nowhere, especially involving family relationships - some of which we learned about in the first film, others of which are new to this chapter. I just didn't think Drax was that significant in the film, and I don't find myself amusing at all. So, that got my attention, too. "James has had ideas to introduce Adam - certainly there were ideas in Vol. 2, maybe even in part one, but part two for sure - which were great, but the way the story was coming together, there just wasn't time for that".
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Other goods-producing industries fared better: mining added 3,000 jobs, while manufacturing added 11,000 jobs. Yet the ADP figure covers only businesses and doesn't include government payrolls.