Guardians of the Ego: Philosophical Ideas from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert.

A dreadfully dedicated Marvel fan, I jumped at attending a preview screening to the sequel instalment to the comical and cosmic, Guardians of the Galaxy. For a quick review, I am ever the biased critic and absolutely loved it…though admittedly, it would and can never live up to the action, plot and of course, the soundtrack of the original. As a philosopher, I found that the new sequel, though more lacking in comedy than the first, contained more philosophical notions…particularly those regarding the value of being human and the nature of our egos.


Aside from the fact that one of the new characters is accurately named ‘Ego’, references to the egotistical and self-obsessive nature of humanity is prevalent throughout Marvel’s newest blockbuster. Keyly, the protagonist, Starlord (Peter Quill) as he egotistically refers to himself, faces a dramatic journey of self-exploration and introspection as he confronts the godly nature of himself and the implications this poses for the fate of the universe.


In the following posts, I will explore these philosophies in depth and detail!


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