Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Review

Oh how I’ve waited for this. The first film but original, witty and fun. Now Director James Gunn has a lot to live up to especially since he’s so confidently said he will write and direct Vol 3 just as Vol 2 is being released.

Does it measure up to the first one? Never an easy task.

The Plot

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape Vol 2, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

The Good

It’s a movie made for the family! Lots of laughs and colourful characters who entertain you for about 2 hours. It’s not the most complicated of story lines. Without giving much away, the plot focuses a lot on Peter Quill’s dad and looks into many unanswered questions from the first film so it’s great that there’s some closure there.

The Soundtrack alone is good reason to catch the film. It builds on the highly successful style of having an awesome 80s soundtrack to match key scenes throughout the film. Whenever the music plays, it’s almost like a silent movie except it’s more retro than silent.

Cameos are a plenty in this film, watch out for Michelle Yeoh, Miley Cirus, Ving Rhames. Sylvester Stallone and good old Stan Lee

I think one of the stand out characters of this movie has to be Yondu played by Michael Rooker. This actor has played so many villain roles and I’ve always felt he’s never gotten enough credit. In this film, his character goes through a redemption journey and surprises audience with the real reason he abducted Peter Quill.

Drax, played by Dave Bautista and Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper provide the most laughs and of course don’t forget the ever adorable Baby Groot. Nuff said.

The Bad

Ok there is some bad. I feel there were too many explosions. Don’t get me wrong, it was one heck of an entertaining film but Peter’s dad, Ego played by Kurt Russell appeared a little too early.

There was something missing in the development there. I can’t quite pin down what it is but to be fair, it doesn’t matter all that much. I’m just being picky.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Marvel is still owning that winning formula. Just 2 more movies to Infinity War. BTW 5 end credits scenes……no I’m serious.

Elliott Danker

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 opens in cinemas Apr 27

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