Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Kurt Russell. It is - of course - the much anticipated second escapade for the zany, intergalactic heroes who took us so much by surprise first time round. Guardians Vol 2 sees the team continue their adventures through the galaxy as they discover Peter's (Pratt) true parentage.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is just like your favourite mixed slushy, its bright colours and flavours are all elements which blend together to create something very sweet, a slightly bit sour and gives you an incredible buzz after every sip. Though its hard to say if it lives up to the original, Guardians Vol 2 is a visual beauty and another marvellous addition to the MCU.
The second time round Gunn focuses more on the characters he struggled to balance against the weight of Star Lord and Groot first time round. Whilst it doesn't always work and sometimes feels as if the team is marginally unbalanced (think Age of Ultron), Rocket and Yondu take the stand out roles in this radiant sequel. With the hilarious Drax given the best comedic material, making GOTG2 even funnier than its predecessor.
Ghost in the Shell came close, but everything about Guardians Vol 2 looks stunning. From its fascinating set pieces, to its skies of technicolor, Marvel have recreated action sequences as good as last years 'Civil War'. As well as another one of their astonishing opening scenes involving the most adorable dancing baby tree. Of course the film suffers significant pacing issues but gladly pick themselves up for an all out last act.
In the end, Guardians Vol 2 may not live up to the original, But how could it? Whilst it does sometimes forcibly try to recreate humour the first one came to so naturally, unlike the characters the good things balance out the bad. Visually beautiful, hilarious, energetic, with some of the best production design and action in a marvel movie. You can't not get lost in this superbly fun world with the characters you know and love.
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