MaxSchreiner’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ok, so the first one was groundbreaking, which can't be easy within the superhero genre at this point. I gotta say, I love what they did here. Stuck to the formula that worked, and drove another great entertaining film home. The bits I loved about the first film were only accentuated in this sequel. At times Drax seemed a little over the top, but he may be my favorite character, so that's better than taking him down a completely different path. The path taken with Groot worked seemlessly! What's not to love about that? I could hear the entire theater awwing when he'd be on screen. All-in-all, a totally worthy sequel, just as entertaining as the first. It's fun, hilarious and again had incredible heart. Way to go James Gunn!