5 Life Lessons and Moral Value in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Movie
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord)
Vin Diesel as Groot
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Bradley Cooper as Rocket
Karen Gillian as Nebula
Michael Rooker as Yondu
Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet
1) Happiness comes when you value love more than power.
When Peter Quill learnt from his biological father "Ego the Living Planet" that he was a Celestial - immortal as long as the light continued to shine on planet Ego, he was excited and fantasized about all the weird and wonderful things he would use his powers to create.
However when he realised Ego's evil plans to destroy the universe, Peter was readily prepared to destroy Ego and to give up his immortality to protect his friends and the universe.
Choosing to protect the people he loved and cared about made him happier than the power that he inherited on Planet Ego did.
2) Sometimes a mean person is just someone who is indirectly crying out to be loved.
Throughout the movie, Rocket was passing mean comments whenever he had an opportunity.
In one scene, Yondu pointed out that Rocket was acting like that because the scientists that created him did not care about him and that he just wanted to be loved.
Yondu knew that because he was just like Rocket.
3) There will be moments in life where we have to surrender control and trust someone else to do something important.
Ego's brain in the core of Planet Ego needed to be destroyed to stop Ego from eliminating the universe.
There was no one small enough to fit through the gaps leading to the brain except for baby Groot.
Groot, who didn't take instructions very well, was entrusted with the very dire and important task of planting the battery bomb onto Ego's brain.
There were better candidates who could do the job (for example: Rocket) if they were small enough, but no one was.
Thankfully Groot pressed the correct button if not the Guardians of the Galaxy would have died on the spot from the explosion!
4) Family bonding must not be taken for granted. Treasure it because not everyone is blessed to have it.
As a young boy growing up, Peter Quill lied to his peers that David Hasselhoff was his absent dad because he didn't want to be seen as inferior to the other kids.
Secretly, he envied the other kids who had their dads around to play with them and pick them up from school.
Growing up, the sisters Nebula and Gamora fought and sparred all the time but Gamora always won the fights.
She had that competitive and need-to-win streak in her.
As a consequence of losing, Nebula was tortured by her father Thanos.
Secretly Nebula just wanted her sister to love her and not for everything to be a competition between them.
We must treasure our family because there's always someone out there who wishes they have what you have.
5) No matter how many mistakes you have made, you can still receive redemption and forgiveness!
Despite the many evil deeds that Yondu had committed in his life, because of one act of saving Peter Quill on Planet Ego, Yondu was given a grand funeral by the Ravagers and accepted back as one of them.
During his life he was seen as a traitor, someone who broke the Ravager's code. By his heroic sacrifice, he received forgiveness and redemption.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Movie".
What moral lessons did you take away from this movie? If you haven't watched it, would you want to? Leave a comment below!
Would you be interested in reading the 5 Life Lessons posts of any of the following movies or shows?
- "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix
- Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist (2017)
- Disney's "Moana"
- Logan (2017) - aka Wolverine 2017
- The Conjuring 2
- Captain America: Civil War
- The Jungle Book
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)
- The Maze Runner
- The Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials
- Attack on Titan
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