Film Analysis: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2


    This is the 11th movie of my marvel marathon. Peter Quill is too busy defending the galaxy and making a living for himself to do anything else. After saving him from an army of ships, Peter meets his father for the first time only to realize that his father isn’t close to what he thought he would be.

Film Analysis

Film Title
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Year 2017
James Gunn
Genre Action/Adventure/Comedy
If you could work on this film (change it), what would you change and why? I wish that there were more flashbacks with peter and his mom because the realization of his father killing his mother would be more powerful to the audience.


1. Who is the protagonist? Star Lord
2. Who is the antagonist? Ego
3. What is the conflict? Ego killed Star Lords mom and wants kill everything to rebuild
4. What is the theme or central, unifying concept? (summarize in one or two words) Dads aren’t the greatest
5. How is the story told (linear, non-linear, with flashbacksflash-forwards, at regular intervals) Linear
6. What “happens” in the plot (Brief description)? Peter quill finds his father but finds out that he isn’t who he claims to be
7. How does the film influence particular reactions on the part of viewers (sound, editing,
characterization, camera movement, etc.)? Why does the film encourage such
Lots of cgi in this film and it definitely brings the audience into their world of fantasy and imagination
8. Is the setting realistic or stylized? What atmosphere does the setting suggest? Do particular objects or settings serve symbolic functions? Definitely stylized because it does show earth in this movie and it never happened
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up? What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age? How do costume and makeup convey character? So there are many different alien races in this film and its hard to fit them all in this little box, but one thing that signifies identity is tight red leather clothing from the ravegers
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood? lighter colors until the story starts to get a little darker with the plot twist then the light gets dimmer
11. How do camera angles and camera movements shape our view of characters or spaces? What do you see cinematically? closer angles because a surprising amount of this film is indoors
12. What is the music’s purpose in the film? How does it direct our attention within the image? How does it shape our interpretation of the image? What stands out about the music? This Movie is the second part to the great soundtrack you hear from the first movie. The songs in this movie are just as great as the first and helps make me love these movies even more
13. How might industrial, social, and economic factors have influenced the film? Describe how this film influences or connects to a culture? there aren’t really any culture or world culture problems considering that it’s in outer space
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this film. Use credible sources and cite sources.Example: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015. “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 delivers a similar experience to the one provided by its predecessor except with more of nearly everything”-James Berardinelli|reelviews May3, 2017
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements. Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene.Example: from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.

Explain why you chose this scene.


Such a great scene that shows how lowkey some of the dialogue in this film is going to be

16. In the selected scenewrite a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film:
a. Screenwriting: talking very down to earth and shows how drax is such a comedian
b. Sound Design: no special sounds
c. Camera Movements/Angles: close angles for a closed space
d. Light Setup: very bright light from the ship owned by a god
e. Soundtrack/Score: no music in this scene
18. What’s the socio-cultural context of this film? There is none

This worksheet was developed with ideas from many IB Film teachers, thus should remain in the Creative Commons

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