Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review (No Spoilers)

This past Friday, instead of watching Lebron and Co. destroy the Raptors in game 3 or watching the Reds smoke the Giants 13-3, the wife and I decided to go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at a jammed packed movie theater.  We both really liked the first GOTG, and Chris Pratt may be my favorite actor currently; I think we could be best friends in real life, and Andy from Parks and Rec may be one of my favorite sitcom characters of all time.

Anyways, enough of me fantasizing about Chris Pratt.  One thing I really hate about the movie theater experience nowadays is that they say a movie is going to start at 9PM, but what ACTUALLY happens is that they start the 23 movie previews at 9PM, and the feature presentation won’t get started until about 9:30.  By that time, my soda and popcorn are already consumed, and I’m ready for a nap.

The preview that got my attention and got me excited was the WWII epic Dunkirk.  Christopher Nolan directs Dunkirk, and he has really hit some homeruns before this one, with The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar.  This may be the first movie of his that is based on actual events (unless Christian Bale is really a billionaire superhero, or Leonardo Dicaprio is still dreaming, or Matthew Mcconaughey is actually a time traveling astronaut).  Here is the trailer for Dunkirk, which I’m excited to see:

Once the feature presentation started, the heroes from the first movie caught our attention with an intense battle scene taking place in the background of a miniature-Groot dance party.  That sets the stage for the entire movie being a feel-good trip through space, with a few hiccups and battles along the way.  The writers find a good way to mix in comedy with the dramatics of the movie, just like in the first installment.  The music in this movie once again plays a central theme, with a bunch of hits mostly from the 70’s (I love the soundtrack).  Overall, I’d give it 3.75/5 stars.  I liked the movie overall, but it lost points for being pretty predictable, and for having some small weird cameos that felt forced (cough*Sly Stallone*cough).  If you liked the first one, you’ll definitely like this one.  Go see it, and tell me what you think!

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