Blu-Ray Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Marvel Studios 2017
PG13 | 2hrs 16 mins | Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
HD | 1080P | Dolby Atmos
4K | 2160P | HDR10 | Dolby Atmos
2.40:1 Aspect Ratio, (Dolby Vision is available if streamed via Vudu)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Davis Bautista and Kurt Russell
Directed by: James Gunn
Ratings & Reviews – HD Blu Ray
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My ratings are simple being marked out of a maximum of 5+. My reviews are biased towards the technical production aspects of the film with brief comments about the story line. Extras, sorry, that’s just not my ‘bag’.
Not having 4K yet what did the 1080P24 version look like? terrific; and the sound, well the music actually, OK, see my comments.
Technical Review – HD Blu-Ray
At all times I saw very few, if any, CGI artifacts, the colors were vibrant and rich with excellent detail and contrast. Most notable in terms of color and detail were many of the scenes on the planet EGO which provided outstanding CGI effects with tremendously sharp and complex details within the Palace interiors. Blacks were inky black contrasting well the peak white levels.
Not having Dolby Atmos my systems defaults to Dolby TrueHD 7.1. The surrounds were suitably active with an overall aggressive and clear sound field supporting a solid bottom end. The front imaging was quite precise with clear and clean dialogue while the LFE 0.1 channel provided sufficient bottom end impact at the right moments.
The 4K movie is released in HDR10, not Dolby Vision, but it may be streamed as DV from Vudu.
In an attempt to discover who Peter Quill’s real father is the Guardians, in their newly formed family from the first movie, must continue to fight on while discovering a few inside secrets about each other.
This is the second movie in the series that Mr. Gunn managed to do justice to. I loved the first movie and found this one equally as entertaining, if not more so. Especially from a visual effects point of view, some of which were outstandingly colorful, complex and sharp. The characters are more developed and we got to see some of their secret longings and desires. As a child of the sixties I found that some of the music selections were weak for me. I felt that there are better 60’s selections out there that would have kicked some of the scenes up a notch. I find that a movies sound track if well-orchestrated can really enhance the movie. In this case I found it a little lacking in places.
There are lots of very comedic moments and Groot must have the biggest cuteness factor ever, taking center stage in many of his scenes.
Even though the movie is over two hours it never seemed to drag.
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