Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The follow-up to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the 15th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sees Chris Pratt return to his role as Peter Quill, AKA Star Lord. Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2', Guardians Vol. 2 will see the team fighting to keep their newfound family together while trying to unravel the mysteries of Peter's true parentage. Cast newcomer Kurt Russell will be playing Ego, a living planet which is, somehow, the father of Star Lord.

2017Rating: M, Violence137 minsUSA
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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Who knew a walking weed could be so loveable? Or that the chubby dude from Parks & Rec could ab-crunch his way to leading man status? And who discovered the comedic genius that is Dave Bautista? 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy crammed in these surprises like spring-loaded snakes in a can, bursting out with plenty of awesomeness to distract us from its weak bad guy and limp climax. Vol. 2 can’t reload that can and expect the same giggly claps of amusement. Fortunately, writer-director James Gunn does almost everything else bigger and better.

4.0

Good.

Good, but not up to the heights of its predecessor.

4.0

Spaceballs...I loved it.

Big fan of the first and was expecting it to be not as good, pleasantly surprised. I loved it, deeper character development, introduction to new interesting characters. These actors play off each other well and the introduction of new dilemmas only strengthens this. It's fast, flashy and expensive, kind of what you want from sci-fi but most importantly it...

5.0

Musical Sci-Fi Vol.2

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Musical number 2, first things first, second things second. It’s good, some will say better than the first, but I felt more passion for the entrée as its musical tastes were up my alley, this was good, just not spot on for me. The beginning scene and tittles sequence was epic and awesome. It felt more like a ‘Doctor Who’ ‘Star...

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Shot for shot, line and line, it's an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series' wizard of a director, James Gunn, is working to entertain you.

Total Film

Total Film

press

There's no denying that it looks amazing. The action sequences, too, leave little to be desired as the Guardians find their footing again by working together in their own, haphazard and unique way.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For all its wit, speed and wacky cameos, this second instalment still feels like a disappointment.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's fun, though GOTG2 doesn't have the same sense of weird urgency and point that the first film had.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

If this new Guardians lacks the novelty of its predecessor it retains the unnerving edge of hysteria, with ever more frequent reminders that nearly all the protagonists have trauma in their past.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Descends into a terribly over-familiar father/son reconciliation yarn, albeit one played out against a backdrop of stunning digital scenery...

Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Like that tricky second album syndrome that blights so many artists, James Gunn and Marvel's answer is to do it all again, and throw more music and more humour at it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 plays like a second ride on a roller-coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bar a few last-act wobbles and the odd tonal shift, Gunn has done it again, crafting a sequel that keeps the focus on the characters we fell for first time around while pumping up the volume.

4.0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Who knew a walking weed could be so loveable? Or that the chubby dude from Parks & Rec could ab-crunch his way to leading man status? And who discovered the comedic genius that is Dave Bautista? 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy crammed in these surprises like spring-loaded snakes in a can, bursting out with plenty of awesomeness to distract us from its weak bad guy and limp climax. Vol. 2 can’t reload that can and expect the same giggly claps of amusement. Fortunately, writer-director James Gunn does almost everything else bigger and better.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Shot for shot, line and line, it's an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series' wizard of a director, James Gunn, is working to entertain you.

Total Film

Total Film

press

There's no denying that it looks amazing. The action sequences, too, leave little to be desired as the Guardians find their footing again by working together in their own, haphazard and unique way.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For all its wit, speed and wacky cameos, this second instalment still feels like a disappointment.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's fun, though GOTG2 doesn't have the same sense of weird urgency and point that the first film had.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

If this new Guardians lacks the novelty of its predecessor it retains the unnerving edge of hysteria, with ever more frequent reminders that nearly all the protagonists have trauma in their past.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Descends into a terribly over-familiar father/son reconciliation yarn, albeit one played out against a backdrop of stunning digital scenery...

Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Like that tricky second album syndrome that blights so many artists, James Gunn and Marvel's answer is to do it all again, and throw more music and more humour at it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 plays like a second ride on a roller-coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bar a few last-act wobbles and the odd tonal shift, Gunn has done it again, crafting a sequel that keeps the focus on the characters we fell for first time around while pumping up the volume.

4.0

Good.

Good, but not up to the heights of its predecessor.

4.0

Spaceballs...I loved it.

Big fan of the first and was expecting it to be not as good, pleasantly surprised. I loved it, deeper character development, introduction to new interesting characters. These actors play off each other well and the introduction of new dilemmas only strengthens this. It's fast, flashy and expensive, kind of what you want from sci-fi but most importantly...

5.0

Musical Sci-Fi Vol.2

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Musical number 2, first things first, second things second. It’s good, some will say better than the first, but I felt more passion for the entrée as its musical tastes were up my alley, this was good, just not spot on for me. The beginning scene and tittles sequence was epic and awesome. It felt more like a ‘Doctor Who’...

5.0