Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Madeline Bierfass, Spotlight Editor

(Warning. Spoilers Ahead!)

With an opening weekend box office total of $145 million, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is sure to be one of the most successful sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With a great combination of comedy and action, it is easy to see why viewers of all ages are flocking to the movie theaters to catch a glimpse of what Starlord and the other Guardians are up to now.

As the movie starts, viewers immediately get a burst of action and comedy as the Guardians battle a squid-like monster while the adorable Baby Groot dances to Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”. We later see the crew being chased by galactic drones after Rocket steals some extremely valuable batteries. This leads to the Guardians crashing on a rural planet where Starlord finally meets his father, Ego, played by the impeccable Kurt Russell, and his assistant, Mantis. Ego takes Starlord, Drax, and Gamora to his planet where they find out he is a god, while back on the rural planet, Rocket, Baby Groot, and a newly captured Nebula run into Yondu and his team of ravagers. Long story short, Yondu’s team turns on him and they make Nebula and a ravager called Taserface the new leaders. Back on Ego’s planet, Starlord, Gamora, and Drax are told of Ego’s real plan to take over the galaxy by Mantis, and they try and work together to destroy him. Yondu, Rocket, and Groot eventually escape the ravagers and go to help the rest of the Guardians. A final battle ensues between the Guardians, Ego, and those galactic drones who just don’t want to leave them alone.

Although the first Guardians of the Galaxy cannot be beaten, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a tremendous film that deserves all of the acclaim it receives. The film has an incredible sound track to it, with old classics such as “Surrender” by Cheap Trick and “Come and Get Your Love” by Jay & The Americans, making viewers want to dance in their seats. With hilarious one-liners, amazing CGI, and entertaining action sequences, I would not mind seeing this movie a second time.