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Monday, May 15, 2017

Volume 2 is good but not as great as first, B+


Although it's rich in characters, visuals and the scenes are great, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 isn't as great as the first.

It's safe to say that Guardians of the Galaxy has become everyone's favorite other super hero team. It's crazy to think that these guys are still relatively new to the playing field, yet more people can recognize them instead of the Justice League. That's because the first Guardians of the Galaxy film may be the best super hero film of all time. While the second film is pretty decent, it just doesn't match up to how great the first one was.


That being said. There's plenty of action, jokes and Guardians for everyone. All of your favorite characters back for round two, and some of them are even better in this one. Drax and Star Lord quickly will become everyone's favorites, but the film even focuses on Gamora and on her sister as well. As much as the film's about science fiction, outer space and blue aliens, it really centers upon these characters, and that's what makes it good.

Peter Quill's character really gets a pumped up kick in this movie, and that's a great thing, because Star Lord is a huge and important hero for the Guardians. Chris Pratt is perfect for the role, and you can tell that by watching the second movie, that no one else could have played it better.
But perhaps the biggest star of the movie wasn't any actor at all but Baby Groot. He's one of the best things about Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and from the first scene to it's last, you'll understand why. He steals the show almost every time. Another great character that shines in the new film is Michael Rooker as Yonder.

Like the first film, Volume 2 has incredible CGI affects that blend in well with the film. And let's not forget that amazing sound track.
However, the second movie isn't perfect. It's almost a little bit better then half as good as the first film, which is still pretty decent. 

While the story line of the film is good, it's relatively luke warm compared to the first one. And while most of the jokes do work, some of them clearly don't, and you can tell that the film is trying a bit too hard to be too funny.

However, that only happens a few times. The biggest disappointment may be the in the films quest to find a villain. In the first movie, there was a clear and present villain that was bad ass and made the movie a true comic book icon. Now, it's as if Guardians stepped back a bit, making everything a bit too family friendly and P-G.

Despite these things, Volume 2 is still a good super hero film. Most fans of the original will enjoy watching the second, and it's a solid entry into the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
B+

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