Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ★★★★½

James Gunn made a superhero movie that focuses more on characters and their arcs rather than spectacle and it works incredibly. Almost halfway through this movie, I was unsure if I was digging it or not due to its rather unusual pacing for a superhero flick but as it progressed and the brilliant 3rd act unraveled, I grew an incredible fondness for what Gunn did.

He made a personal, grounded movie that didn't go the root of "bigger = better" even with the galaxy's existence in the balance. The first movie is your prototypical superhero movie but it shines with its characters. In this one, they ARE the movie and its rather genius.

I need to see this movie a couple more times to wrap my head around how James Gunn pulled this off.

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