Why This ‘Guardians Vol 2’ Star Hated the Movie’s Script

Matthew Loffhagen
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With the widespread popularity of Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s no secret that, in many fans’ eyes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has a lot to live up to.

As it turns out, though, it’s not just comic book movie fans that can be picky while waiting for the sequel to a successful movie, as one star from Guardians 2 has expressed his dissatisfaction with the script for the new film.

But who could be so callous? So cynical? So unfaithful?

Was it Vin Diesel? Sly Stallone? Bradley Cooper, or even Kurt Russell?

Nope. It was Drax.

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Dave Bautista has been bashing on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, expressing his initial disappointment with what he thought was a humorless waste of time that didn’t do anything meaningful with his character.

If you’ve had the opportunity to see the movie, you might question how Bautista could possibly have thought this, but he does give a reason for his skepticism: apparently, Guardians 2 isn’t much fun when the special effects are created by your imagination as you read your dialogue on a printed page.

According to Bautista:

“I was excited about the script [but] when I first read the script, I wasn’t crazy about my part. It went a different direction than what I thought they were going to go with Drax. That’s just because I was expecting one thing and got another. So I was a little bit thrown off at first. Also, what I usually do when I get a script is I read my dialogue first, I just didn’t really get the jokes. I just didn’t think Drax was that significant in the film, and I don’t find myself funny at all. So I remember reading, and I’m just sitting there not laughing. Like, wow, it was disappointing because I thought Drax was going to be so much more.”

Oh dear.

But it’s worth pointing out that movies elicit a very different reaction when they’re nothing but text. Drax Bautista (as he shall now be known) said that things got a lot better once he started reading along with other actors:

“When we sat down for the table read, is when it clicked. It clicked in my head. For one, I could hear everybody doing their own parts, and it was just so funny and deep, and some of it sad. But also, when I would say my lines and people would laugh, it would kind of start to make sense.”

Perhaps the best part of this is that Dave Bautista didn’t get half his jokes, and only realized they were funny once he heard other people’s reactions.

Proof, if ever we needed it, that Bautista is perfect in the role of Drax.

So, all in all, its for the best that Bautista didn’t like the script, as it shows just how well made the final movie is.

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