Galaxy High is an American science fiction animated series that premiered on September 13, 1986 on CBS and ran for 13 episodes until December 6, 1986. The series was created by movie director Chris Columbus and featured music and a theme song composed by Eagles member Don Felder. Despite its short run, the show has since become a cult favorite.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill learn more about his mysterious parentage. The film was officially announced at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International before the theatrical release of the first film, along with Gunn's return from the first film, with the title of the sequel revealed a year later in June 2015. Principal photography began in February 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, with many crew changes from the first film due to other commitments. Filming concluded in June 2016. Gunn chose to set the sequel shortly after the first film to explore the characters' new roles as the Guardians, and to follow the storyline of Quill's father established throughout that previous film. Russell was confirmed as Quill's father in July 2016, portraying Ego, a departure from Quill's comic father. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiered in Tokyo on April 10, 2017 and was released in the United States on May 5, in 3D and IMAX 3D. It grossed more than $863 million worldwide, making it the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017, while also outgrossing its predecessor. The film received praise for its visuals, soundtrack, and cast, though critics deemed it not as “fresh” as the original. It also received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards. A sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is being developed, with Gunn returning to write and direct. It is scheduled to be released in 2020.
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On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 341 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The website's critical consensus reads, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun—if not quite as thrillingly fresh—as its predecessor.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A” on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a 93% overall positive score and a 77% “definite recommend”. Owen Gleiberman of Variety called the film “an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle… and just obligatory enough to be too much of a good thing.” He cautioned that “this time you can sense just how hard [Gunn] is working to entertain you. Maybe a little too hard.” Writing for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers described the film as a “blast” and gave it three stars out of four, praising the film for its tone and fun, soundtrack, and characters. He noted that "Vol. 2 can't match the sneak-attack surprise of its predecessor…[but] the followup, while taking on some CGI bloat and sequel slickness, hasn't lost its love for inspired lunacy. Chicago Sun-Times's Richard Roeper also gave the film three stars, calling it not “quite as much fun, not quite as clever, not quite as fresh as the original—but it still packs a bright and shiny and sweet punch.” Roeper continued that “even with all the silliness and all the snarkiness, the Guardians can put a lump in your throat”, and praised the cast, especially Rooker, with “one of the best roles in the movie”. In his review for RogerEbert.com, Brian Tallerico gave the film three stars out of four, describing it as “a thoroughly enjoyable summer blockbuster” that does not take itself seriously, avoiding “many of the flaws of the first movie, and [doing] several things notably better. It's fun, clever and a great kick-off to the summer movie season.” Also giving the film three out of four stars, Sara Stewart at the New York Post felt the film was overstuffed, but that Gunn's “lighthearted approach makes this matter surprisingly little” and “at least it's stuffed with good cheer”. Praising the tone and 1980s references that gave the film a sense fun, Stewart called Vol. 2 an “antidote to somber superheroes”. At The Washington Post, Michael O'Sullivan gave the film four stars, praising it as being “funnier, nuttier, and more touching” than the first film. O'Sullivan felt it avoided usual sequel problems by building on the original film rather than repeating it, and also noted the use of music as well as “dazzling” visuals throughout, describing the film as “a toe-tapping, eye-popping indication that summer is here, and that it might not be so bad after all.” Brian Lowry, writing for CNN.com, criticized the middle portion of the film and its villain, but felt the film fared better than other Marvel sequels with its strong beginning and end, and “good-natured energy”, saying it “ultimately shares just enough with its central quintet—rather heroically getting the job done, even if the trip from here to there can be a bit disjointed and messy.” For The Atlantic, Christopher Orr felt the film did not live up to the original, particularly due to its heavier themes and feeling that Russell was “badly miscast”, but the rest of the cast, soundtrack, and humor were enough for him to give an overall positive review. At The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy said “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 plays like a second ride on a roller-coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now.” Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times was positive of the film's soundtrack and cast, especially Russell, but felt Gunn was trying too hard to re-capture the magic of the first film, and the increased scope of effects and action becomes weary. Turan concluded, “There are enough reminders of the first Guardians to make the sequel an acceptable experience, [but it's] less like itself and more like a standard Marvel production.” Manohla Dargis at The New York Times said the film “certainly has its attractions, but most of them are visual rather than narrative.” She also felt Gunn was trying too hard, and found many elements of the sequel to be too serious even with Russell balancing that with a much-needed “unforced looseness”. Anthony Lane in his review for The New Yorker felt once Ego was introduced, the film began to suffer from “the curse of the backstory” and that the “point that the movie, which has been motoring along nicely, fuelled by silliness and pep, begins to splutter” was when Ego's desire for larger meaning is revealed. Lane concluded, “Let's hope that Vol. 3 recaptures the fizz of the original, instead of slumping into the most expensive group-therapy session in the universe.”
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