MY RATING: ★★★ (3.4) /5
There’s this unspoken myth that the sequels can never top the first movie? But somehow, Marvel succeeds to eradicate that myth because in some of their movies, the sequels were actually better or vice versa. It’s hard to tell for me when I finished watching the vol.2 of the Guardians of The Galaxy. It was better in a way but also less amazing in another way. Let me explain.
My first thoughts when I come out of the movie: I LOVE IT. I mean wow, BABY GROOT?! I think this CGI alone can win everyone’s heart. Marvel knew it and even the villains couldn’t get pass his adorable face. It’s a family friendly experience and they did right by their target. I couldn’t stop laughing and giggling about how adorable Baby Groot was, because omg I don’t want to spoil anything but he was so precious in the opening scene.
Like in the 1st movie, the signature of Guardians of The Galaxy is the throwback music from the 1970s and the Awesome Mix Vol.2 didn’t disappoint. The music propel us to a fun vibe in this all space opera adventures. Elo Mr BlueSky and Fleedwood Mac- The Chain. I was happy to rediscover a few songs too 🙂 And of course, the visual effects are absolutely extraordinary, something we should all be very proud of for this era’s technology has to offer.
The plot centers around family issues, when Peter discovers his ancestry, Gamora has some hard times in reconnecting with her sister Nebula, while Rocket Raccoon still being the biggest jerk and finding himself some common points with the villain Yondu, and Drax being the straightforward guy as he is. I appreciate the way they center it around a more emotional plot than the other Marvel movies. They took the time to show us some very interesting character development.
Weirdly, the only one I didn’t seem to connect is the main character itself, Star-Lord. He may play a center role in the plot but he failed to convey any emotions in me. The laughter and the funny moments are still present but I can feel they are more forced than the 1st movie.
The villain itself wasn’t much impressive while he should be. He’s a f**ckn God. But something was off, maybe it was the weird wax sculptures he was showing. I guess while the director wanted to make this a character driven plot, he encounters the problem of a sometimes sloppy narrative and transitions between the scenes.
Overall, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 stays true to it core and still manages to expand its universe and introduce us to new cosmic characters. However, when you look closely at the script and the plot surrounding the main character it’s not that impressive nor well done. I still don’t know what was the point of the Empathic Mantis in this sequel. Why a 3.4? As movies and TV Shows have now some incredible visual and audio effects, I would expect them to be more creative in the plot and how they deliver the story. Those are the points that really weight in to me.
A little recap of what’s going on with Marvel’s Infinity Stones and Adam (if you stayed for the 5 post-credit scenes)!
Appearing in the post-credit scene with The Collector from the 1st The Guardians movie, we see a cocoon :
and then again in Thor: The Dark World
That means Adam is in the works for a long time now. If you dig into the comics, you find Adam Warlock. The ultimate super human: flying, heal himself (pratically immortal), strong, pretty cool right? But, his principal strenght comes from The Soul Gem… which is.. THE LAST of the INFINITY STONE that we haven’t see yet. If you haven’t paid attention, here the recaps :
That’s it for today! 😀 Have you watched the movie? Share your thoughts in the comments!