Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Written by Michael Diaz

It is really hard to believe that it has been over nine years since Marvel Studios premiered with the first Iron Man. When watching the brand new studio logo at the beginning of their fifteenth film, I knew I’m in for another awesome blockbuster. Just like the first, we have new set of awesome songs (no pun) and some good comedic dialog put well in serious situations. However, I was watching the film, I begin to question certain  moments throughout the film that perhaps didn’t seem right.

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The Eddie meets Michael Rooker of Guardians of the Galaxy

Wizard World - The Eddie BallarWizard World was full of surprises – just like how “The Eddie” was able to meet actor, Michael Rooker. Those of you that don’t know him as Yondu of Guardians of the Galaxy, will definitely remember as Merle Dixon from the Walking Dead series. He is well recognized as playing the bad guy that you hate and then love, as you can see in his character metamorphosis through the episodes in Walking Dead. And I’m pretty positive that he had fun playing Yondu, which I would have to say, “he has added so much character to the biggest scavenger-pirate of the galaxy!”

Guardians of the Galaxy Matryoshka Dolls

gotgnestingdollsboxGuardians of the Galaxy fans of all ages will enjoy this cute play item as the Guardians characters  get the full Matryoshka Doll treatment aka Russian Nesting Doll.

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Viral Video Friday: Haring

hotdateHave you ever been on date and that somebody had bad breath?  Well, this short animated flick Haring by KLOMP! Animation tells the story Diederik who eats something fishy on his way to his date.

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James Gunn Likes Your Groot Plush

jamesgunngotgAs an artist or creator of things, it’s always neat to have someone unexpected appreciate your work and that’s just what happened to two sisters in the Philippines.  Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn gave a shout out on his social media account about a plush Groot he received.

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Hot Toys Baby Groot Figure

babygroothottoysOne of the most popular characters from the Marvel flick Guardians of the Galaxy is the tree plant hero Groot.  Hot Toys known for it’s highly detailed 1/6th scale action figures, now have a 1/4 scale baby dancing Groot action figure.

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Baby Timber: The Unofficial Baby Groot

babygrootWith the success of Guardians of the Galaxy film, everybody in the world seems to be making their own Groot or Rocket vinyl.  Some are bad and some are good, like this one, Liz from Blazon Brikhaus known for her custom Dunnies, Munnies, resin figures and such, will be releasing the unofficial Baby Groot aka Baby Timber.

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Hungry for Recipes: Groot Cupcakes

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The character Groot has been a fan favorite this past summer movie season, and now you can learn how to make your own cute Groot cupcakes.

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DIY Baby Groot Figure

dancinggrootFrom the hit summer flick Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the fan favorites is the alien plant Groot.  If you seen the movie, you will know about the baby Groot because it’s so cute.  Here’s a neat tutorial by NerdECrafter on making Polymer Clay Pot version.

 

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Rocket Raccon LEGO Brick Sketch

chrismcveighrocketAfter watching Guardians of the Galaxy for a second time, my two favorite characters has to be Groot and Rocket.  Now here’s neat 12×16 LEGO brick sketch of Rocket by LEGO fan Chris McVeigh.

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LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy

gotg legoSince the release of the 2 Guardians of the Galaxy movie trailers, I’ve been actually quite excited for the upcoming movie.  You could say I’m a big Marvel fangirl, every month I have a stack of Marvel trades and comics sitting on my desk, but I wasn’t a fan of Guardians, until maybe now.  And with LEGO putting out their Marvel Super Heroes product line, now they are releasing LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy toys.

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Marvel Legends: Guardians of the Galaxy

gotg 00Marvel today released more detail images from their Marvel Legends:  Guardians of the Galaxy movie line-up.  These detailed and well-articulated 6″ action figures features 6 figures:  Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Nomad and Iron Man.  Collect all 6 figures to build the Groot action figure.

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Interview with Animal Man and Red Hood artist Timothy Green

timothy greenDay One of Stockton-Con 2013 … wait, it’s the same joke again.  I’ll stop it.  Our Ramen crew took a road trip to the one-day comic convention to Stockton, CA – Stockton-Con 2013 held in the Stockton Sports Arena.

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