With no less than two Han Solo types, this irreverent, self-satirizing space romp has rebel swagger to spare. One’s a raccoon (voice by Bradley Cooper). The other, played by career goofball Chris Pratt, is a self-mythologizing space rogue who listens while doing his banditry to a ’70s mix tape on a vintage Walkman. He and a surrogate family of misfits come together to stop the villain from taking over the universe, etc. They comprise a blue Zoe Saldana, a literal-minded Dave Bautista, and the voice of Vin Diesel as an Ent-like tree creature. It’s self-aware, silly, funky and thoroughly enjoyable. (121 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.