Guardians of the Galaxy 2 should be renamed “GOTG 2: Daddy Issues” for the amount of feelings it gives. You finally meet Peter Quill’s dad, but it’s not what it seems! The whole time, I felt like I was on the edge of my seats because I had no idea what was coming next. You can usually guess the plot as it goes along, but I didn’t know what the “big bad thing” was until it happened — and I just about screamed. Not only was the storytelling on point, the CGI deserves awards. It was flawless.
You know how when there’s CGI or any kind of green-screening or graphic enhancement, sometimes you can just tell? It just doesn’t look real enough sometimes… But this certainly did. I’m believing in aliens, that we’re not alone in the universe, and it all looks like that.
Each character was wonderfully acted again, and Baby Groot is set to steal your heart. The only one I had a problem with was Drax; his presence in the film could pretty much be summed up with the rest of the team going “Drax, no.” And him yelling “Drax, YES!” Sylvester Stallone seemed unnecessary, but it was still appreciated to have more of a Ravenger community input so you really understand the context of how Peter grew up. All in all, a good film! It didn’t follow any sequel curse because it stepped up to the level they created with the first one.
P.S: When the credits start rolling, do not leave your seats, even if the lights are on! There are five between-credits scenes.
The movie scores four out of five stars from the BOOM team.