Friday, May 19, 2017


Currently in Pagosa Springs CO (Low 24 Overnight Snow then Partly Cloudy with a Passing Shower High 49) 

We had on and off snow showers yesterday with cold temperatures so this gives us an opportunity to catch up on the couple of movies we have recently seen during our travels, 'Going in Style' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2'.

'Going in Style'  deals with geriatric retirees losing their pensions.

Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine are excellent along with the supporting cast lead by Ann Margaret. Deciding to bolster their net worth and save a home from foreclosure they decided to rob a bank. What ensues is a whimsical farce that you should suspend belief as you enter the theater, which you should seriously do for all movies. In spite of somewhat glorying robbing a bank it is pretty funny. As we age we tend to like geriatric comedy more and more.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

There is a lot going on in this movie but the combination of action, character development, and comedy makes this a really good movie. We learn a little bit more about each of the Guardians. The mystery of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) father. Details are provided on the sister relationship between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) was severely damaged in the first movie so is now Baby Groot. The voicing as a baby is amazing. Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) complete the Guardians.

After successfully completing a job Rocket steals some high tech batteries making the Sovereign race very angry. The two stories, Quill's father, and the Sovereign race wanting to eradicate the Guardians overlap in an incredible special effects scene. Of course the Stan Lee cameos are excellent.

As with all Marvel movies there was a lot of additional material after the credits start running. Some of the bonus material will certainly figure in a future movie and the other stuff was funny. If you liked the first Guardians, or a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this movie is for you. Even if this is the first Guardians that you see we think you will like it.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. It interesting how many of your posts start out "Catching Up". You guys are very busy retired people!!!

  2. Had to laugh at mrwidmar's comment. I know how busy you guys stay and writing a blog sometimes just doesn't get done. I would like to see Going In Style but not sure when we'll have time.

  3. 'Going in Style' on my list to see...when it comes to video.