Jean-Paul’s Rating: 5/5 stars
Bottom Line: Funnier, actionier, and Grootier than the first movie.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back and they’re saving the universe once again with their acerbic wit, droll humor, and viciously funny put-downs. That’s just how they roll and because of it, you would be hard pressed to find a better movie from a sheer entertainment value point of view.
The movie sets the tone quickly with Baby Groot dancing through the opening credits as the rest of the Guardians battle an inter-dimensional, power crystal hungry, fully tentacled blob of a monster. The barbed comments and witty rejoinders don’t stop from that point forward. Even in the midst of violent action, the movie often pauses to exact humor upon the audience. Anybody have some tape?
There is also a plot! Well, there’s kind of a plot. It’s more of an excuse to get the Guardians from one adventure to another, but it involves Star-lord finding his father. Don’t get me wrong, is a fine plot, at least as far as movie action hero plots go, but you’ll be having too much fun watching the movie to much care about it. You’ll be enjoying watching the Guardians make friends of enemies and enemies of friends and frenemies of just about everyone else.
i still have my usual complaints about the action sequences being a little too busy and hard to follow, but I think they did a better job at this one than the first movie. I think a lot of this has to do with many of the scenes being taken literally as a video game. It’ll make sense when you watch the movie. Also, though, the action felt a bit slowed down, which I’m hoping is a trend instead of me just getting used to the fast paced, can’t follow anything type of action.
What an absolute delight of a movie! Go out and see this film, you won’t be disappointed. Volume 2 has every bit as much re-watchability as the first and I foresee a “Guardians of the Galaxy” marathon in my future.