It’s no secret our familia are major superhero fans and go out to the movies mucho. We have been anxiously waiting the return of Guardians of the Galaxy as it became an immediate hit in our home.
But the sequel had a good message for tween and teen girls in figuring out your differences and finding your way to sisterhood.
One of my favorite support plot lines is the relationship between Gamora and Nebula played by the awesome Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan.
As we found out in the first movie, they are sisters who are separated and are taught to hate each by their father Thanos.
The latest film starts off by reuniting them in a dramatic way where Gamora now has Nebula as her prisoner only to turn her in to face her prison sentence as established in the original plot.
Through their galactic battles they have moments of fighting that leads to understanding why they hate each other and how they were forced to battle each other in childhood.
So we begin to understand how Nebula’s heart was twisted and her brain literally altered by her father and we connect with her situation.
I appreciated that Zamora opened her heart and begins to soften her sisterly hatred. Without giving away the entire story line, it is a great message of forgiveness and healing for older girls. The women are both strong and fight to save the galaxy along with some tough guys but maintain their feminine side as well.
This installment of the series also tells the story of Peter Quill’s birth on earth, his father and the character Ego played perfectly by Kurt Russell becomes a central focus.
At the end of the first movie one of Yandu’s ‘Ravengers’ says “I guess we should have delivered him to his father,’ and that opens the door to the full storyline in the latest film. Chris Pratt delivers a lot of entertainment again and we also come to know the story of Yandu and how he actually helps to save Starlord (Peter Quill).
The movie’s best one liners are surely delivered by Drax played by Dave Bautista and ‘the racoon’ Rocket voiced by Bradley Cooper. Of course everyone is absolutely in love with Baby Groot who is brought to life by the ever too cool Vin Diesel.
Check out our Los Tweens & Teen family’s favorite moments:
Like the first version, the Guardians movies are definitely for older kids at least 10+ (it is rated PG-13) as there is a lot of action and some innuendo again. But it is a true favorite for the entire familia to enjoy as there are many laughable and entertaining moments.
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Cristy is the founder and publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, as well as the co-CEO & partner of DiMe Media, based in Miami. Born to Cuban parents, she’s a ‘Jersey Girl’ who is the proud mom of twin teens and wife to her college sweetheart, a “gringo” with a Latino soul! Cristy is also a teen cancer survivor, lover of travel, tech, good food, all-things beauty related, family cooking and social sharing.