Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is still fun

The Guardians Of The Galaxy is here to save the galaxy once more while listening to some awesome mix tapes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still the fun and funny that it used to be. Die hard fans of the first installment might leave the theater with a smaller smile on their face because it isn’t better compared to its predecessor. The story feels a bit muddled as it jumps from one character storyline to another; conversely, it does give the characters more of an arc especially with Peter Quill. Chris Pratt still gives us a very entertaining portrayal of Star-Lord and in this sequel we are given more insight about his origins. They spend a lot of time fleshing out his character and in the process they forget to balance things out with the others. We get a lot of world building and some hints at future Marvel characters that will join the fight against Thanos. Through Nebula’s story, we get a hint of how bad Thanos is. This introduces the first personal reason in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as to why he is the villain everyone needs to fear. I was quite disappointed with how they underutilized Drax here. He was only used for one action sequence and the rest of his screen time was spent on providing humour and running away. Drax is played by a professional wrestler and they could’ve used him to do some wrestling moves. Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana) had more stuff to do here and you get a better understanding of her relationship with her sister Nebula (played by Karen Gillan). Groot as a baby is very adorable and seeing Rocket taking out plenty of henchman was delightful to see while having his humour stay intact.
I have to say though that the absolute badass in this movie was Yondu. In the first movie you get to see how he can take out several enemies while he whistles his arrow to deliver death. In here you get to see more of that and it is very awesome.
I liked a lot of the humour in the film and I didn’t feel like the jokes overstayed its welcome. I was laughing at the jokes and the foreigner beside me was laughing out loud as well. The story may feel a bit lost but I personally didn’t mind it. I just tried to enjoy the movie for what it was trying to give.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 may not be as entertaining as the first, but it still is entertaining while providing a lot of background for what’s to come in the MCU.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 gets a 6/10

Written by Hans Erickson Lim

Currently in my collegiate years at De La Salle College Of St. Benilde major in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs. I've been regarded as a film critic but I'd like to humbly label myself as a "cinephile"