Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ★★★★★

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ... this time we cranked EVERYTHING up to 11.

If you thought that the guardians were weird the first time around ... prepare yourself as this is one hell of a bizarre movie, even in a post-'Doctor Strange' world.

The story revolves around Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) finding his father (as played by Kurt Russell) and discovering what his true heritage is. Through a series of events Peter and the guardians will learn what the word 'family' means ... and unlike in some other franchise starring Vin Diesel not every sentence ends with 'family'.

This movie is inherently the same movie as the first one with a few improvements and one downside. The first improvement you'll notice is how stunning this movie looks ... both in the CGI - department as in the directing/shooting department. There are some truly beautiful shots in this movie. The second improvement is the fact that this movie didn't have to do a exposition - dump like the 'Collector' - scene of the first movie which really helps the pacing of this movie ... it's the guardians 100% of the time.

The major downside I felt was not the jumbled story as many other reviewers have stated, which is something the first movie also had if you ask me. No, I'm talking about the big resolution at the end of the movie. I'm not going to spoil it here, I'm only going to say that it had much less of a tactile feeling then the first one where the stakes were made very clear, whereas in this film the stakes of the final battle are less tactile.

Conclusion? This is the weirdest MCU - movie to date and I absolutely frigging LOVED it. If you enjoyed the first movie or Doctor Strange you'll love this one too.

p.s. apologies for the bad writing ... it's getting pretty late.
p.s.s. I didn't mention the acting because by this point you know that these actors know these characters in and out and could probably play them blindfolded.

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