Quick Review: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

This past weekend the family finally got out to see Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2. We all really enjoyed the first movie and we were looking forward to seeing what would come of its second installment. The plot picks up a little bit after the end of the first movie with the Guardians using their newly found fame to get jobs being heroes around the universe.

The opening credit sequence is a hilarious battle against some type of space slug, but you don’t see much of it. Instead the action focuses on Baby Groot dancing around to the music as the battle rages around him. It’s a fun and creative way to start out a movie with a big battle, but not really make it about the battle. I’ll keep this review spoiler free, but suffice it to say, from there, the plot quickly jumps into a story about family, specifically Peter’s dad.

One of the key components of Guardians movies that makes them unique is the humor. It was obvious that fans loved a funny movie and the first Guardians movie was given high marks because of how it didn’t take itself too seriously. Once again we find ourselves in a world where laughter is just as much a part of it all as the action. There are few moments that pass without some kind of humorous remark or sarcastic comment. For the most part I laughed a lot at these, however, if I had one complaint about the movie it would be that it almost seemed too much. There were moments where I wanted the movie to stop with the sarcastic humor, for just a moment, and be serious. Yet it seemed like it just couldn’t. There was one scene in particular towards the end where I felt the humor just got old and tiring, yet it still kept coming.

That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the movie. I very much found this to be a great comic book action flick. It was filled with amazing special effects, a fun plotline, and great acting. You get to see the Guardians gel as a team and as a family, and that makes for an entertaining 2 hours.

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