Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Redelivers It’s Charm
This review is a big deal for me because Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the very first films I covered, and I absolutely loved it. Not only was the first Guardians of the Galaxy unexpected, but it completely obliterated my initial expectations for it, and a large sum of you would agree. I loved the characters, the premise, the dialogue, the ass-kickery, and especially the soundtrack. Now, I know it’s hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice, but I just wish Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 did a better job of executing what made its predecessor so great.
Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 worth seeing? One hundred times yes. It did lack a little bit of execution, coming from a critic’s perspective, but there isn’t a flaw large enough to ruin the movie for any of your children watching, or even you. As someone who’s a big Marvel fan, I’m going to look out for things many other people may not, but I’m here to tell you that this movie is fantastic for children and a great viewing option for a family night out.
Anywho, the soundtrack is great once again, in fact, it had half of the screening room I was in singing along to it. Additionally, we get to see our space defending heroes in a fascinating state of emotional invulnerability which not only further developed them as characters but added a sense of humanity.
The comedy is great and primarily had the spotlight on Baby Groot who practically stole a good portion of the scenes thanks to his lovable innocence. Also, I really enjoyed how the Guardians referred to one another as a family when things became rough. If this was a three lessons post, the sense that family is where home is would be one of them.
I can safely say that I liked the visuals in this film more than the last one, there were so many different colors, and shapes, and textures that I think kids will get lost in the movie’s world. Conclusively the fighting scenes had to be my favorite part besides seeing all of the comic book lore come together on screen.
One thing that I would critique is throughout the film, the premise was a bit confusing for me. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a great film, still higher than everything the DC cinematic universe has released up to date. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 redelivers its charm, but it had a couple of kinks to work out. I loved the combat, character development, new characters, dialogue, soundtrack, visuals, and lore come together and I think you and your loved ones need to see it. In fact, Gotgv2 is a stellar viewing option for your family, plus it gives you a chance to culture your kids on the soundtrack to your young lives, depending on when you grew up, of course.
Gotgv2 flies into theaters Friday, May 5th, so be sure to grab your tickets.
Also, there are five after credit scenes that are totally worth seeing. I mean that.
Until Next Time