I generally don’t see movies on the opening weekend so please excuse this late review. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened two weekends ago. The wonderful cast we love was back along with a few interesting additions to the film. Typically, sequels are said not to be as good as the original. However, this sequel held up well. Like all movies, there are good points and there are bad points. Here is my spoiler-free 5×5 review of the movie.
(Note: This is the author’s opinion only.)
Five Great Things
- Baby Groot was too darn cute. His dancing and mishaps kept the levity in the movie that fans love. Can I mention again how adorable he is?
- The storyline was more linear and there was more character exploration. It added a good layer of depth to the story. I felt more involved with that was happening with the plot.
- The visuals were simply amazing. Ego’s planet was beautiful and a certain light show at the end was stunning. I think they stepped it up a bit for this film.
- The Nebula and Gamora interactions are one my favorite parts of the movie. Both characters kept their attitude but they realized how much family meant to each other. Family was a big theme for this movie. Some other family dynamics were heartwarming as well.
- The humor in the movie was off the charts. Sovereign’s defense system is hilarious. Drax once again offers his insightful commentary while Nebula actually has a funny but dry sense of humor. I like when I can laugh and enjoy myself during a movie.
Five Meh Things
- The romantic tension between Peter and Gamora just didn’t grab me. I felt it was just an extra bit in the film, although I did like the “unspoken” thing bit.
- Those awful statues that Ego made of himself.
- I didn’t enjoy the soundtrack as much in this one. Maybe the novelty from the first one made it so I wasn’t surprised by the music. I just felt lukewarm about it.
- Only two of the mid-credits scenes held my attention. I didn’t get too excited about watching them.
- Was it really necessary to put a Howard the Duck cameo in this movie?
All in all, I recommend heading to the theater and catching the movie!