The sequel that’s become just as highly anticipated as The Last Jedi has finally hit our cinema screens this week.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2 brings one of the best group of superheroes to hit the big screen in recent years back with a new goal. The first film brought the originally unsung heroes of the Marvel world into the spotlight and gained an incredible following for numerous reasons. The hilarious script, epic fights scenes, addictive soundtrack… yknow, to name a few off the bat. Sequels are a funny thing, especially with Guardians Of The Galaxy, who’s first film is my favourite Marvel film since the Disney takeover.
Volume 2 has a lot to live up to if it were to surpass the first film. The loveable main heroes are here, with Chris Pratt as Peter Quil/Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Brax, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot and Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket. Kurt Russell plays the part of Ego who in the film claims not only to be Peter’s Dad, but also a planet! Another big name in the film is Sylvester Stallone who plays Stakar Ogord the leader of the Ravagers. Karen Gillan continues her role as Nebula, Gamora’s sister.
Volume 2 seems purely focused on the comical aspect at a first glance, but there are scenes that just completely throw your emotions around like you’re a rag doll. The characters are in full control of your laughter in their own signature ways, something that most films couldn’t do successfully. The development of Ego, played by Russell, and Peter is the main focus in this film. There are other ongoing moments with The Ravagers along with Zamora and Nebula that provide solid entertainment.
The film, as you would expect, is visually stunning, especially when they arrive to Ego’s planet. The space fights are very vibrant and pulse racing at times. As adorable and hilarious Baby Groot is though, some of his screen time is rather suffocating and some scenes felt forced just to push a new product line of Baby Groot merch. Kurt Russell is a fantastic new edition to the universe as Ego and, even though the acting was top notch for him and the rest of the characters, I’d like to shout out Karen Gillan as Nebula as one of the most interesting characters in Vol 2 alongside Ego.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 does an excellent job with the entertainment and comedy; nothing more to expect from the genius that is James Gunn. The story doesn’t have as much intrigue as the first film. However, the last quarter of the film keeps your eyes peeled onto the screen and beating your emotions like a punch bag. This sequel is brilliant though, your tears will be those of both happiness and sadness. This is a rare films series that I would want to go on for as long as possible. Vol 2 succeeds in every aspect to give you an epic space opera in the highest quality and speaking of high quality, this MUST be seen in IMAX. It looked absolutely stunning.
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Review by Matthew Clewley