With the weather being unpredictable in recent weeks, many people are searching for alternative forms of entertainment. Luckily for us, Marvel’s latest Blu-ray release, Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 graced us with its presence this week and it’s chock full nerdy goodness. The gag reel is one of the best one’s I’ve ever seen on a Marvel release. What makes this release stand out amongst the crowd of Marvel films is the quality of the featurettes.
“In the Director’s Chair with James Gunn” –
This is a very insightful 10 minute look into the methods Gunn uses with the crew and his cast. The whole cast loves him and chimes during this segment. The biggest laugh out loud moment was with Michael Rooker when he called his director the most handsome man he’s ever worked with.
“Reunion Tour: The Music of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” –
For anyone who has seen the Guardians films, music plays a key role in influencing the tone and even the dialogue in both releases. Gunn spends time discussing his influences and diving into what musical genre had an impact in both Guardian films.
“Living Planets and Talking Trees: The VFX of Vol. 2” –
Visual effects play a larger role in Volume 2 and we learn more about this from special effects guru Christopher Townsend. The VFX team get into how they went about creating the living planet EGO and the sequence which ultimately leads to his demise.
“Showtime: The Cast of Vol. 2” –
What’s great about this segment is the amount of interaction we are treated to amongst the cast. We get an extended look at Bradley Cooper’s recording session and get to see Rooker cutting up with a Sylvester Stallone on set.
“Guardians of the Galaxy: INFERNO” –.
Take the disco era, mix it with outrageous costumes, multiple cameos, and David Hasselhoff to add some flavor. While it’s hard to come up with a word to describe this “music video”, this trainwreck made me laugh so hard it brought tears to my eyes.