Serge The Movie Guy’s review published on Letterboxd:
Henry Braham's cinematography is the real star of this movie. So many beautiful colors.
Although this is nowhere as great or memorable as its predecessor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 serves as a nice sequel and another fine movie in the MCU.
Biggest flaw I have with this is the plot and drama with the characters. I understand what's happening, but it does seem like a bit of lousy writing at times. There are actually great moments of drama, but they're cut short by another character walking in, a joke being made, or the scene cutting away.
The best part of this movie are in fact the characters and their different personalities they have. It's always great to see different types of individuals bouncing off of each other as humor chaos and humor ensues around them. So even though this isn't bigger in scope, it's bigger on a more personal level for our main heroes. That's a risk I'm glad James Gunn took.
It's not as great as some people are claiming it to be, but it's not as bad as others are saying it is. It's right in-between for me. I am giving it a slight edge because we've seen these characters before. If it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't care for this movie at all.
I definitely want to see a third one.
I glad to have movies like this. It's a reminder that they're made for audiences.
"I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!"