Andrew | A.J.’s review published on Letterboxd:
YA WANNA BUY SOME BATTERIES????
Insert me laughing for two minutes because a raccoon just stole extremely valuable batteries from his employers just for shits
Yeah, this film is fucking awesome. James Gunn’s screenplay is full of character development and genuine humor. So many scenes in this thing just *work* in ways that other Marvel studios writers can’t ever capture.
This is a movie about... expectations. How they can define someone’s point of view, or restrict it entirely. Quill’s search for a father figure took him all the way across the Galaxy when all he needed to really do was think back on what he experienced as a child. The best moments in this film are handled wonderfully by Gunn, who understands that these films never really have room for heart in them, and thus makes a point of including one. There’s a real beating energy here, a rapport between actors and director, that translated beautifully. This is a vision if ever I’ve seen one. The beginning of the Marvel renaissance was here. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the real freakin’ deal.
Only I’m not using freakin’.
Also Cat Stevens makin me tear up n shit fuck y’all