• Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

    From Caillou Pettis@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 23 10:48:14 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.


    Caillou Pettis



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