Paternal, Eternal, and Trash Bandits
The returning cast in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was fantastic. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista were great – though Drax was a bit over the top when it came to the ‘jokes.’ Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper lent their voices for my two favorite characters: Rocket and Baby Groot. I just like the character dynamic. It’s hard to beat.
Karen Gillan also reprises her role as Nebula, and she was pretty good despite her constant intense face. I guess it’s tough when your father replaces all of your body parts with machinery. However, out of all of the returning cast, Michael Rooker was the most impressive as Yondu. He really played his part well.
On to the newcomers, Pom Klementieff and Kurt Russell were great additions to the MCU. They carry a bit of mystery and the payoff at the end is great. The cast chemistry in general really makes this movie. The Sovereigns play creepy “perfect” beings pretty well, and Taserface is a mix laughable and physically intimidating. It was a film well cast.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Final Thoughts
While it’s tough for a sequel to surpass the original, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a lot of fun. It manages to capture the spirit of the first, and it really focuses on character development. While not all of the jokes hit, it was still hilarious – and the post credit scenes are great, as usual. There may even be some surprise cameos! (There are…trust me.) If you are looking for a good time at the movies, this is one MCU flick you can’t miss.
So what do you think? Have you seen Guardians of The Galaxy 2? Or maybe you are looking for something more gritty, like Logan? Perhaps DC is more your speed with Wonder Woman (coming soon!). Let us know what you thought in the comments below!