Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Review

[Image is a movie poster. It shows several characters on it including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Yondu, Mantis and Nebula. They are holding space weapons and shooting beams of energy]

There has been a lot happening in my life recently. Graduating from college was the biggest highlight, although I did participate in Free Comic Book Day and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. #2 twice. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy as it was a movie that I didn’t know what I was expecting when I originally watched it for the first time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was fun.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 focuses on the theme of family. Is family the people who are related to us by blood or the friends we meet along the way, or both? In the first five minutes of the movie, we see the Guardians defeat a supreme beast and protect precious batteries for the Sovereign nation. After Rocket steals these batteries for his own means; the Guardians are attacked by the Sovereign fleet. This is when Star-Lord meets his father, Yondu & Rocket connect, and Gamora and Nebula form a sisterly bond.

Gamora and Nebula’s relationship changes in this movie and for me, I liked how they became allies. It shows that they both had a miscommunication in their relationship and they were able to come to terms with their experiences and abuse under Thanos.

As always, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is still so fun. I found myself having the soundtrack on repeat no matter if I was at the gym or relaxing at home. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. #2 is still a great sequel.

10 thoughts on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Review

  1. I agree! I thought Mantis got a bad deal. And arguable she had some of the most powerful moments in the movie. I hope they do better by her character in the next movies. Great post!


  2. That’s really too bad about Mantis. I guess they had to do something controversial they can’t be a Marvel movie without it. I haven’t seen the movie yet and I’m not sure I will until this baby arrives…


  3. I enjoyed the movie, though it didn’t flow as well as the first one. The first film had a definite path they were following, whereas 2 seemed to be a collection of stories loosely tied together. Mantis being a punchline was funny at first, but it became tedious. Drax was hilarious in the first movie, as an understated character. It felt like they were trying too hard with him this time, and Mantis was a convenient target. However, that aside, it was immensely enjoyable though the Stan Lee cameo was more ludicrous than the one in Amazing Spider-Man. I did like the setup for Adam Warlock.


    • I get where you’re coming from. I didn’t mind the separate stories because in the first film we were introduced to the characters so they can go on their separate quests in this film as long as they meet up together at the end which they did. I really think all Stan Lee cameos are meant to be ridiculous so this one didn’t bother me.

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  4. I think Vol. 1 is a better movie, though I did find Vol. 2 funnier for sure. I think my biggest problem with this film was pacing – many things felt rushed or crammed in, and that was unfortunate. I would like to see it again in theaters since a second viewing is always different than the first!


  5. I loved Mantis, but it’s true, they don’t know how to treat her. As for Drax, the more I see him the more autistic he looks like O.o He’s so literal!


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