Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2


At this point, anything further I read will be variations on that, so if that's all you wanted to see, you're good.

Set a few months after the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, GoG V2 starts off with action and humor then never really lets up.

While Peter Quill/"Starlord", Gamora, and Rocket remain pretty much the same, Drax is a bit more laid back (though still insane) and Groot is a baby.

The Guardians start off with a crazed job that goes fairly right, then wind up going through a series of misadventures that take them into a showdown with a godlike Celestial. Oh, and there's a fair amount of stuff covering themes of family and all that. Familiar faces (Yondu and Nebula) reappear while some new faces also pop in, such as Mantis, Starhawk, and a few others.

That's as much as I think I can get away with and not overly-spoil the film.

I will say that all the casting was spot-on. The family-theme sub-plots were corny and excessive at times, but woven seamlessly into the film's corny, over-the-top, space opera action. I quite liked the mix of old and new characters as well as the myriad call-outs to Marvel comics trivia. I need to see this flick again.

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