Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ★★★★½

Comparing the quality of the first and second is so strange. It makes the original look so blah and undercooked by comparison. It's gloriously excessive in its visuals while the emotional core is so tender it never for once gets buried. I rated this pretty high when I first watched it but I'm gonna give it a little extra based on this second viewing. Two problems I have with remain, however:

- Most of the humor is uniformly excellent but there are some gags/exchanges that go on longer than they should. Wouldn't have hurt to show some restraint in that regard.

- As good as the script is, the monologues some characters go on feel really clunky and give off that old TV Tropes Trope of "This Makes Me Feel Angry". Wish it got refined better.

Outside of that, give it a go even if you didn't like the original. It certainly turned me into a believer. Plus I got the 4K version for 15 bucks! That's not a bad deal!

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