Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn
Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hr 16 min.
Well, what can I say? Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is brilliant! A near perfect space adventure flick packed with dazzling visuals and great characters. In vol. 1, we got the world building get-to-know-ya stuff out of the way, and now we can sit back and enjoy spending time with the Star-lord family. This is a superb companion piece to the first installment, and even more entertaining. The movie’s villain is certainly more interesting that’s for sure.
I’m having a hard time finding fault with this. It sounds good, looks amazing, and each character gets useful screen time. This could have so easily become a jumbled mess as it tried to wackamole each character into the plot, but somehow it all works. I loved the team ups and how James Gunn managed to perfectly blend several story arcs into a central ‘mission’ that felt worthy of this franchise. It also doesn’t hurt to have a brilliant cast with chemistry to spare.
It’s simple really. If you liked Vol 1, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy Vol 2. To get the most out of Vol 2, however, see Vol 1 first.
Best Moment: << spoiler! >>
My favorite moment (it was hard to pick one) is when Yondu, Rocket and Baby Groot, escape Yondu’s ship.