Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ★★★★½

While it's not quite as tight as its predecessor and is definitely a bit messy in structure, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" delivered everything I wanted from it. It's just such a fun and enjoyable time at the movies that arguably doesn't follow the Marvel formula that we've become accustomed too. It's really funny, the action sequences are all a ton of fun, and this gives "Doctor Strange" a run for its money for best visual effects in a Marvel movie. But this movies greatest strength is the treatment of the characters. Each one goes through growth and you learn more about each one of them. I love all these characters too, Chris Pratt is once again great as Star Lord, Baby Groot is even more adorable than you could've guessed, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillian's relationship is definitely a strong point of the movie, Drax is easily the funniest member of the cast, and Rocket is even more bad ass this time around. But with all those highlights Michael Rooker as Yondu was easily my favorite part of this whole movie. He had the most interesting arc and I absolutely love what they did with his character. He's also the one I got behind more than any of them and was the one I cared about the most. Overall it does have its problems but damn this is one of hell of a way to start the summer and a movie I can see getting better and better with rewatches.

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