From Caillou Pettis@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 23 10:48:14 2017
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)
A film review by Caillou Pettis
Copyright 2017 Caillou Pettis
9 (out of 10)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is once again written and directed by
James Gunn, who wrote and directed the 2014 film, _Guardians of the
Galaxy_, and this film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista,
Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and more, returning once again as the
Guardians of the Galaxy, and this film further explores Peter Quill aka
Star Lord's parentage.
Now I know I did not review the 2014 film _Guardians of the Galaxy_, and
the reason why is because I did not make movie reviews back in 2014, but
I do just wanna say that I do love that first movie quite a bit. Up
until that point, every superhero movie was about really famous
superheroes like Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, those types of heroes that
pretty much everybody knows who they are. But in 2014 when Marvel
Studios released _Guardians of the Galaxy_, it took everybody by
surprise because not everybody knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy
were, and now since the release of that movie, a bunch more people know
who they are.
Now talking about _Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2_, the heroes that we
know and love are back, and believe it or not, I believe that this movie
is actually funnier than that first film. The first movie was hilarious,
but this movie tops it in every way, in fact there are sometimes in
which I would call this movie a straight up comedy with action as a side element. Also, all of the jokes were funny. Even some of the best comedy
movies have a few jokes that don't work or aren't too funny, whereas
_Guardians of the Galaxy __Vol. 2_ has an abundance of jokes and they
all hit, and literally make you belly-laugh. I saw this movie with my
mom, and there were quite a few times where we couldn't help but
literally laugh out loud because something that a character said was
just absolutely hilarious.
Also, the action in this movie is an absolute blast to watch. This is
probably due to the incredible CGI, outstanding choreography, and
absolutely mind-melting visual effects! Seriously every time we see our
heroes on screen fighting, I was always on the edge of my seat, having
an absolute blast, and something that I loved about this movie is that
there are so many times in which we see the Guardians fighting off
villains, and them looking really awesome, and they tell jokes at the
same time. It's so funny, and it just reminded me how good superhero
comedy movies can really be.
Now a lot of people complain that Marvel movies don't have good
villains. I've even seen lots of the biggest Marvel movie fans say that.
I can gladly say that _Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2_ has the best
villains in any Marvel movie I have ever seen. In fact the first time we
really see the big baddie of the movie, I was shocked, and I really
loved how it all turned out, it did not feel forced at all, and it just
However, I do think this movie does have a bit of pacing issues, that
are quite noticeable at times, but even though those pacing problems
were there, it didn't stop me from having so much fun.
Pom Klementieff plays Mantis in this film, and I think she is an
absolutely amazing addition to this film, because not only is she just
an overall funny character, but she is actually quite badass during a
few scenes. She actually added a lot to the emotional side of this
movie, and that was something that took me by surprise.
Now, no spoilers because I hate spoiling movies, but the ending to this
movie was really breathtaking. The entire third act was some of the best
action I have ever seen in a superhero movie ever, and I mean that. The
actual final ending was truly surprising to me, and it was very
emotional, and I think it is one of the most brave things Marvel has
ever done in any of their films so far.
There were a lot of people saying that this movie was not as good as the
first movie, but to be honest with you, I think Vol. 2 is loads better
than that first film, because this movie further builds upon our
characters, we learn more about them. Also, the action is more amazing,
the jokes are funnier, and of course, the soundtrack. The soundtrack I
also thought was a better soundtrack than the first movie's soundtrack,
and had incredibly iconic smash hit songs.
James Gunn delivers a sequel that is a major step-up from the first
film, improving on not only the incredible eye-candy action sequences,
but our heroes that we first got to see in 2014.