Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 Reviewes
I want to say the story for the sequel doesn't matter as much. You're not here for the story; you're here for the franchise and the team. But for those of you curious, this movie is about Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finding his father (Kurt Russell) and what that means for Starlord’s destiny. That is really all I can tell you without giving everything away.
If you like the original Guardians you are obviously going to love this movie as well. The first movie caught people off guard; I don't think they were expecting it to be as funny as it was given its superhero backdrop. The sequel has a lot of the same energy but when people walk into the theater they are going to have an idea of what is coming. I don't know if this one is better than the original but I liked them equally. And even if you get dragged to this movie by the Marvel fan in your life you should be able to enjoy it.
Guardians 2 does sag a little bit in the middle, especially as they try to set up what's coming. Luckily they make sure the laughs never stop, even when the action does. The jokes in this movie work incredibly well; from the dialogue, to Baby Groot, to all the incredible 80s references I was laughing a lot. And for every moment that you are sitting there, hoping they stop explaining everything, all those explanations pay off in an action-packed and emotional final act.
Beyond the core members of the team, the cast surrounding our heroes is great. This includes Kurt Russell, who has been riding high on a much-deserved career resurgence, and several different big-name cameos. Also of note, make sure you don't go anywhere after the movie ends because, typical of Marvel, there are a bunch of after credits sequences, including one all the way at the bitter end.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 doesn't do anything to set up Avengers: Infinity War besides mention Thanos’s name a couple times, which to me is a good thing. I like these characters and I like how far away they are from everything going on in The Avengers world. I know they will eventually team up, but until then I'm enjoying letting the Guardians be one of the best aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A