May 17, 2021
Rocket and Drax and Groot — now in baby form — are back in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017), the rare sequel that’s better than the original. At least Christy thinks so on this week’s episode of Marvel Mondays. Nicolas loves it, too, beginning with its exuberantly joyful opening title sequence to ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky.” We discuss how the characters evolve — they’re funnier but also more vulnerable — how writer-director James Gunn finds a great balance of playful one-liners and serious moments, the great running bit in which characters have to explain things repeatedly to Baby Groot and the hilarious and heartbreaking fact that Star-Lord has long pretended David Hasselhoff is his dad. You’ll also hear Baxter, our Boston terrier, whimpering in the background because he wants to play. Thanks as always for joining us on our Breakfast All Day miniseries!