Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ★★★½

Greatest treat: Bigger laughs than the original. Drax and Mantis so need to get their own spin-off comedy together! And I so need to get Pom Klementieff's number!

Weakest element: Thin, meandering plot. Many scenes feel unnecessary and drag on forever. You can have all the funky music and cool spaceships in the world, but it won't amount to much if there’s nothing under the hood to propel it.

Films that came to mind: Spaceballs, The Matrix Revolutions, Goldfinger and Pixels

Songs added to my Spotify list:

Fox on the Run by Sweet

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

Lake Shore Drive by Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

Bring It on Home to Me by Sam Cooke

Southern Nights by Glenn Campbell

Surrender by Cheap Trick

Entered lists:

Ranked: 2017

Ranked Directors: James Gunn

Ranked: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ranked: Superhero / Comic Book Movies

Recommendation: Lukewarm. Fails to recapture the consistent magic of the first film (mostly due to pacing and editing issues) but the chemistry between the actors is still golden and so is the humor. Slightly disappointing, but you'll have a good time.

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