Review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Director James Gunn presents movie-goers with a second installment of the intergalactic misfit band of universe savers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Lead by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) or better know as Star Lord. Rejoined by Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and a maturing “toddler” Groot (Vin Diesel). We follow this band of anti-heroes being heroes for hire as they save planets from interdimensional threats. Or, saving themselves from those that hired them.
The second film in the Marvel Galactic Universe is full of fun, good humor, and plenty of action. The humor is full of 80’s references and at times childish, however, the childish humor always fit the situation and is never over-extended. All the characters continue to develop, especially Bautista’s Drax. Drax is given more lines, and his character has more depth this time around. Along with the light-hearted, be prepared to experience many emotional tugs to your heart. Talk about “Daddy issues”.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does not fall prey to the sequel curse we’ve often come to expect, but rarely see in Marvel movies. There are a total of five “post movie” scenes. Two before the credits, one during the credits, and two after the credits. If you don’t need to see in 3D, it shouldn’t take away from your experience, however, I do highly recommend watching the expanded visual format (IMAX, HDR). I know I will be a frequent flyer for this film, since I know I’ve missed visual and verbal content.