Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)


Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


James Gunn




Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Glenn Close, Michael Rosenbaum, Ving Rhames, Stan Lee


This time around, the Guardians must fight to keep their family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) true parentage.


In October 2014, after spending months avoiding spoilers, "Guardians of the Galaxy" was released in my country. The hype was huge, but the film not only managed to live up to my expectations, it was even better that I could have even expected.

Well, although it wasn't as great as its predecessor, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" sure wasn't a disappointment. It indeed was a funny, charming and exciting superhero flick. Although the movie obviously lacks the originality and surprise element of the first entry, Gunn managed to craft a film that is equally jaw-dropping.

By any mean though this film is perfect. The first problem is story-related. While it's rather simple and very easy to follow - it's really impossible to get lost - there are way too many plots to be dealt with in one single film. Without giving away too much I'll just say that there's a lot going on.

On the other hand, there are the characters. This film is entirely driven by them. Although some characters have become too sentimental (for my tastes) and have developed over-the-top personalities, the Guardians are the soul of the film. Each of them has their special, memorable moment and they all bring humour to the film with baby Groot arguably seeing the most adorable and Drax surprisingly the funniest. Who would have seen that coming? I also liked that they decided to make some of the Guardians more vulnerable.

The same cannot be said for the new characters, from Sylvester Stallone's Stakar Ogord who is barely in the film and whose only purpose is to be a teasing for "Avengers: Infinity War" to Pom Klementieff's Mantis who is basically Drax's love interest to the disappointing villain(s). Nope, they still haven't learnt how to deliver a strong villain at Marvel.

The rest is as good as it was in the first film. The beautiful cinematography is filled with bright colours, the special effects are at the top of their game - that's Marvel's speciality after all -, the action is great, and The Awesome Mix Vol. 2 aka the soundtrack is simply awesome. And I dare you not to cry while Cat Stevens's "Father and Son" plays. It is quite corny, but I loved it.


  1. Great review! I'll definitely be seeing this in theaters, even if the film seems a bit messy.

  2. Excellent! I'm definitely looking forward to this one, as I was (and am) a huge fan of the first flick. Good to hear it's close to the awesomeness that is Vol. 1!!

    1. You gonna see Spider-Man: Homecoming?

    2. Yes, I can't wait for it. I have the feeling they've finally managed to make a great film about Spider-Man.