Movie Review - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Synopsis (from IMDB): Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures across 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.
Picking up right where they left off, this new movie starts with the Guardians hired to do a job for Ayesha of the Sovereign. Due to the actions of everyone's favorite Raccoon, the Guardians are soon on the run. Outnumbered with their ship badly damaged they land on a nearby planet where they are greeted by none other than Ego, Peter's long lost father. There is a lot that fans of the first movie are going to like in this new feature. The banter and the character interactions are still great and there are some truly funny moments in the film. Visually, the movie looks amazing (watch it in IMAX if you can, totally worth it) I don't know what it is but the colors and the way space looks in the movie is awesome. Story wise there is a good amount of character development with a few of the characters. There is also a number of cameos in the movie that is awesome as well. It will be interesting to see what they will do with those cameos going forward as those cameos were actually former Guardians from the comics. Once again Groot steals the movie, they way the use Baby Groot works in the context of the film and I loved it.
While there was a lot to like I did feel like some things were a little redundant. There were certain jokes or gags they did where it felt like it went too long in my opinion. The Sovereign I felt could have been more of a threat but they just weren't, although I did like the reveal and where they could go moving forward. Also, it is widely known that they will be in Infinity War but this movie did nothing to set that up which I found to be odd.
This movie is rated PG-13. It is just like the first one and most other movies in the MCU. The movie runs at two hours and fifteen minutes and is paced well, I didn't feel like there was a drag in any of the movie. There is a little language in it but nothing too bad. There is a lot of action and space battles and a couple of deaths that are kinda jacked up.
I enjoyed the movie and feel the same way about this movie that I did about the original. I give the movie a MATINEE. It is a lot of fun and fans of the first one will enjoy this movie. Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments and as always thanks for reading.
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