Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2)
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let’s unpack. The story is dominated by three patriarchal figures: Ego (Kurt Russell), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Thanos (who remains unseen). Ego is the ancient Celestial (i.e. God-like) being that can create life and planets. He is immortal for as long as the light contained inside his planet continues to burn – because it is the most central part of him. After millennia of isolation and loneliness in the cosmos, the appropriately monikered Ego decided to travel among the stars to find companionship. What he actually did was sow his ‘wild oats’ across the galaxy – flitting into the lives of females from many worlds, romancing them, and impregnating them. He would then have Yondu abduct each child and deliver them to him. When each failed to demonstrate that they could mirror his abilities, he kill...

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