A family film whose infectious, crowd-pleasing song-and-dance numbers justify a 105-minute running length when the pedestrian story can’t.
Every aspect of the production was selected with the goal of keeping the audience in a state of escalating suspense.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Sean Gunn
Marvel’s mainline superheroes may have fallen into a rut but that ailment hasn’t afflicted this group of mismatched misfits.
Emotionally satisfying and, excepting some contortions during the final act, intellectually rewarding.
It’s the proverbial breath of fresh air blowing through a stale industry.