Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. (IMDb)
A patient, layered narrative does a remarkable job at developing our beloved characters (though some arcs are better than others: Rocket, Yondu, and the touching epilogue > the crazy sisters). Add in shiploads of comedy (not all of it lands, but Drax is always a delight) and this sequel’s almost more like a quirky dramedy set in a colourful 80s-tinged space setting than a superhero flick at times (standard “blow it up” climax aside), which is refreshing–as is the more subtly sinister villain.
7.5/10 (Really Good)
Hmm, does patient = long? Touching = sappy? colourful 80’s space setting = too much computer graphics? I agree that “dramedy” is a good description which made it more enjoyable than if it had been a stereotypical superhero movie.
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well just goes to show you how two people can view the same movie differently! the length i can agree with you a bit, but i did like that it broke the superhero mold with that slower pace.