“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is out of this world
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Combining an epic soundtrack of classics, such as Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” with a group of seemingly-incompatible space fighters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Two is a must see.
The series’ first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, is a Marvel film about a group of intergalactic misfits who work together to restore order in the galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Two centers around the same group of misfits, but this time, the group has to deal with internal strife alongside the external strife that exists within the galaxy. The film ultimately culminates into a tale of the value of family and friendship.
Considering Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Two is the sequel to the original, highly rated film, it’s considerably difficult for it to live up to the first film’s caliber; however, the sequel did bring new, interesting elements to the series that made it worthwhile.
For one thing, the second movie’s addition of characters made the movie much more enjoyable and aided in the development of the original, core characters of the series. Adding Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, to the list of characters in the film was probably the smartest decision the film could’ve made. Mantis made the movie significantly funnier, and her banter with Drax continually made me laugh; Mantis also propelled plot and character development throughout the movie.
Something about the original movie that initially appealed to me was the impeccable soundtrack of music primarily from the 80’s, but after seeing the sequel, I must say that the series’ second movie had an even better soundtrack than the first film. I’m not one to go on my phone during a movie, but I kept finding myself jotting down the names of songs I rediscovered from the movie. The soundtrack really set the ambience of the movie and differentiated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from any other Marvel film.
While the movie had some negative aspects- one of which was the surplus of “enemies” that the guardians had to fight off, which made the plot too intricate and hard to follow- overall, it was a lighthearted movie that is sure to make you laugh, or at the very least, rediscover classic songs.