But even having caught up with the hugely engaging 2014 original recently, I’d struggle to summarise what happened first time around, at least once this motley band of space-brothers – and one space-sister – came together and decided to rush around the galaxy doing ‘something good, something bad or perhaps a bit of both’.
‘There are two types of people in the universe – those who dance and those who don’t.’We’ve known Peter is a dancer from the opening scenes of the first film, but Drax is convinced the warrior-minded Gamora is not.William Oldroyd’s new film – his debut feature, in fact – may be called Lady Macbeth but for the opening half-hour it seems more like a cross between Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Wuthering Heights as the newly married but instantly rejected Katherine (Florence Pugh) finds the customary consolation in the arms of her husband’s ruggedly handsome new groomsman, Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis).And quite right too, we initially think, as she drifts unhappily around a house that is as cold and unwelcoming as her cruel husband.Apparently time heals a lot of wounds but when you do what he did, it takes a long time and forgiveness from the two women involved.Back at the height of his fame which was not that long ago, he met up with this very underage teen who had just hit it big and was partying up a storm. They had a consensual relationship, although any relationship with this actor was always fraught with verbal and physical abuse. She too got pregnant and wanted her to have an abortion. He would beat her on a daily basis to get her to change her mind. So, he beat her some more until finally one day she lost the baby.