(This review may contain spoilers).
To probably absolutely no one’s surprise… I went to see the midnight showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. And to be honest, I really enjoyed it. The first one, I liked… but I thought this one was a whole lot better. And by the end, I felt like I’d been put through the wringer emotionally.
The main thing I liked about this movie was the fact that I could see more depth to Nebula’s character. It was really good to see her and Gamorra interacting with each other, but there were also times I felt a whole lot of empathy for her.
Baby Groot was adorable. Seriously. From Rocket’s comments/translations/etc., I gather that what Baby Groot says isn’t necessarily cute, but right from the start of the movie, when he’s dancing around while everyone else is fighting, I was in love.
I also really liked Rocket, though I was considerably less keen on Drax. First-movie Drax, as I recall, I thought was an interesting character. In this movie, he seemed full of contradictions. On the plus side, though, I did like Yondu a lot more in this movie. And considering how much I disliked his character in the Walking Dead, it just goes to show how good an actor he is.
This movie does fall very short of the storyline in the comics. While it was entertaining to watch on its own, there are a huge amount of differences that are noticeable if you’re a fan of the comic books.
I particularly liked Mantis as well, though I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. I had some mixed feelings about her ‘friendship’ with Drax, as I went off him quite a bit in this movie.
There were some really good visual effects in this movie and it was good to see there were serious moments to offset the elements of humour. This was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed watching and would definitely watch again in the future.