A 2 RQCs Guest Reviews A Space Opera…
And as the preview review choices come flooding in (well 2 or 3 of you, with a great topic coming in January with a soon to be published author!) this month’s topic is Space Opera from Drew’s Movie Reviews…
So this month’s choice of topic was a genre that I hadn’t heard of but including a shed load of films I had. Not that I get much choice as Darlin’ Husband and the stepdudes are all Star Wars Crazy and me I’m crazy about this delightful choice, that I reviewed earlier and that of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) and my take is here.. with Drew’s wonderful review to follow.
As is out norm we 2 Reel Quirky Cats will be reviewing our favourites later this month and you darlin’ readers get to vote for your favourite preview very soon… but after Cat and I celebrate the then and now of all things entertainment in our blogathon. It’s still not to late to join and add your choices, click HERE for more details. Anyway, tune in soon for that and some more exciting news on the 16th November. I did warn you in my 2 Years (and a few days) a Blogger post here that there are some exciting things going on behind the scenes here so keep your eyes peeled for updates…
Now its over to Drew…. but firstly his wee intro…
A wee introduction to Drew’s Movie Reviews in his own words…
“Hey there! I’m Drew and I like to consider myself a huge cinephile, so I thought I would share my love for movies with others. I frequent the movie theater, have an extensive movie collection, and not to mention an internet connection, so I have a lot of movies available at my fingertips. I’m not any sort of writer, just an ordinary dude expressing himself to the rest of the internet collective. My reviews are written to answer the question “Drew, what do you think of this movie?” I don’t write critiques, just reviews containing my thoughts, opinions, and how I felt overall about the film.” Drew’s blog can be found HERE and you can follow him on Google+ HERE...
And now onto his lovely review…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer Review
I’m very excited today because Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews and Catherine from Thoughts All Sorts have selected me to be a featured guest this month for 2 Reel Quirky Cats! Being a guest is simple, all I had to do was review a movie trailer of my choice. When they ask me to review a trailer, I instantly knew which trailer I wanted to review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer. It is hands-down one of my all-time favorite trailers. I’ll get to why in a moment, but first here is the trailer for you to watch for yourself.
There are three simple reasons why I love this trailer so much:
Sets up team dynamic
This trailer shows the audience what they can expected from the character interactions throughout the film. A good example of this is the scene when Mantis reveals Star-Lord has feelings for Gamora in front of her and Drax. Another is when Star-Lord and Rocket are talking about if anybody has any tape. These two scenes in the trailer show how we should expect the characters to interact with each other throughout the rest of the film. With just two short moments, the trailer covered almost every guardian, too.
Sets up tone expectations
Alongside my first point, the trailer sets up the tone for the film well, mostly using the character interactions. It’s light and humorous, just like the first movie. The ends of the trailer with Rocket explaining how the bomb works in the beginning and Groot running away with the bomb at the end are the highlights for me and are a prime example of the tone to expect.
Sets up soundtrack
The first Guardians of the Galaxy had a fantastic retro soundtrack and this trailer confirms that the same can be expected in Vol. 2 by using Fox on the Run by Sweet. Knowing the soundtrack from the first film and a similar song being used in the trailer, it isn’t hard to realize that the sequel will have a similar sound.
Bonus: Baby Groot
What more do I need to say?! Baby Groot is absolutely adorable and the scene where he is attacking the Ravager on the bridge made the trailer for me.
Thanks to Gill and Catherine for inviting me to be a guest! They can be found on their blogs linked above or on Twitter at
A big thanks to the lovely Drew for allowing us to add his post, which was copied in full with no alterations. If you are a blogger and would like to be featured here as one of the 2 Reel Quirky Cats monthly Guest Posts, please drop a line to me via my Contact Page. In your email add your blog, choice of preview and the topic choice and after I chat with Thoughts All Sorts, we can approve your request and provide some possible dates. Also write to me individually, if you would like me personally to review your book, TV Programme or movie.