GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

★★★

STILL AWESOME

THEATRICAL REVIEW
By Brent Davidson
25th April 2017

It’s no secret I enjoy a Marvel movie. Okay - enjoy isn’t really a strong enough word, but I’d rather not embarrass myself with anything more dramatic. They are entertaining, reliable and consistent. You know basically what to expect from the outset, and through out will be rewarded with extra bits, cameos and pop culture references that just make the experience all the better. So does the 'Awesome Mix Vol. 2' stack up to the first?

The Guardians are back, saving the universe again with their trademark brand of sass and cavalier attitudes. Seemingly picking up shortly after the first film, the Guardians are taking contracts and being pretty badass space mercenaries until they piss off the wrong hirer, landing them in hot water. Their escape leads them to meeting Star-Lord’s father, but everything is not quite what it seems.

'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2' FINAL TRAILER

Do we need an excuse to see another Chris Pratt film? If you’re like me, you even saw 'The Passengers' (because I’m some sort of monster). But the funny thing about 'GotG2' (as the cool kids say) is that although a main character, he isn’t as much of the focus or even the standout funniest character. This is definitely Drax’s movie - well Drax for the laughs and Baby Groot for the "Awws." Honestly, Baby Groot is the most adorable thing in the entire universe and I want one.

The ensemble they have assembled for this movie is of galactic proportions. Everyone is on the same level and of approximately the same calibre. it just makes it look like everyone was having an absolute ball making this film. It also looks as though being on set with Chris Pratt would be the most fun experience ever.

The ensemble they have assembled for this movie is of galactic proportions.

Okay, not to keep going on about him but there is one scene so gratuitous that it needs to be mentioned. For reasons that are far beyond my realm of understanding, after a big space battle Star-Lord decides to change his shirt. Because they have to justify Chris Pratt doing all that working out, right?

'Guardians' is one of the most enjoyable franchises in the Marvel Universe, and its second instalment gives us everything we want and more. It’s a fun ride that, while not living up to lofty heights of the first film, still gives us what we want. Full of action, groovy music and a whole lot of humour, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is the intergalactic adventure we all expect. Oh, and Chris Pratt is in it too, in case I haven’t been clear.

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