Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians are back and more awesome than ever. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has recently hit theatres and it is creating an amount of hype that has not been around for a Marvel movie recently. Chris Pratt is reprising his role of Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) with many other stars returning to continue their roles, including Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Zoe Saldana as Gamora. The plot has added a sort of twist as the guardians continue to do what they do best.

The story starts with the Guardians getting hired by an alien race called the Sovereign to protect a type of precious batteries from invaders. When they find out that Rocket stole the items they were supposed to protect, the Sovereign goes out to get their revenge on the Guardians. While on the run, they encounter many new faces and old faces. While on the run, Star-Lord finds out the answer to a life-long question that is referred to in the first film, who his real father is. Kurt Russell is a new character in the movie as Ego, who plays an important role in the film.

I have always liked Chris Pratt’s interpretation of Star-Lord. He is one of those characters that you really can’t hate. He is, by far, one of the most loveable characters in the movie (other than baby Groot of course).

Overall, the film was very well done in terms of the plot and special effects. It was very impressive how they made Kurt Russell look younger to fit into his character. On a scale of 1 to 10 this movie was about an 8.5-9 in terms of how it all fit together. There were some bits in the movie that I didn’t feel were super important to the film. However, I do recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of Marvel or anyone who likes action and comedy in one film.