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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel acceptable

Jamie Pellikaan, Co-Editor

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” marks the new sequel back full of the same action and dialogue that fans loved about the first film.

Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, will finally have answered the mysteries about his origins as the Guardians embark on another adventure.Since the first ”Guardians of the Galaxy” was a huge phenomenon, Marvel needed to live up to high expectations for the sequel.

Those expectations were not met, but the movie was good overall.

Filled with the same hilarious one liners and quips as the first one, the humor was fantastic.

The quality of the graphics was exceptional. Landscape shots looked incredible despite it all being CGI.

However, the movie was lacking a coherent and moving plot line, and overall character development was disappointing.

Since this is a spoiler free review, I can not delve too deep in the unsatisfactory plot developments.

What I can say is the emotional stakes near the end of the movie felt forced, so the emotions were not evoked as powerfully as they could have been.

Also, the conflicts the Guardians faced felt forced as well with some characters’ actions seeming very out of place.

Another issue was the lack of attention some characters received.

For example, Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, got more screen time than Quill, who is arguably the main character.

Rocket’s personality also seemed off as in the first movie he served as comic relief, and in the sequel, his character takes a snarkier, arrogant voice.

Drax, played by Dave Bautista, received zero development as well remaining a static character throughout the whole film.

Several key problems in the film lie within the writing. James Gunn, who also directed the film, was the head writer, and he also write the first one.

But, the sequel had an overall rushed tone with the plot and development seeming sloppy and not as well thought-out as the first one.

Overall, the film was good, but it did not live up to the expectations or hype of the first one.

Perhaps, the Guardians will hit their stride in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”

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