‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ review

Rae Updike, Reporter

To start, out of all the Marvel movies, “Guardians of the Galaxy” has never been among my favorites. However, this doesn’t mean we should just write it off as a bad film, like we rightly did with DC’s “Green Lantern.” Even so, I will continue to enjoy seeing all the Marvel movies that come out no matter the hero. So when “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came out, well, off to the theater I went.

The guardians are made up by  returning characters, Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot (now baby Groot). The main plot line is about returning character Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt (a guardian of the galaxy), who is protecting batteries for the Sovereign race. Another guardian of the galaxy, Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, steals some of the batteries for himself, causing the Sovereign race to hunt the guardians down. The guardians are attacked by drones from the Sovereign race, but the drones are destroyed by a mysterious figure. In attempt to escape, the guardians crash on a planet to then find out the identity of the figure, starting a new series of problems of their own that the guardians must overcome and defeat.

Compared to the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the plot lines are pretty similar. Something is stolen, and the characters are being tracked down for it, and they ultimately end up in a grand fight with the antagonist.

The pros of this movie are the comebacks and small quips along with the simple ones. The overall tone of movie is almost childish and very tongue-and-cheek. Even when in danger, the characters are still lightening the mood with jokes and sarcasm. The cons would be that, compared to other Marvel movies, the humor isn’t as deep, let alone the depth of movie in general. The humour is easily gotten, by the lack of witty comments that would seem so easy to add. Part of the problem that I personally have with this series is that there seem to be a multitude of opportunities missed. Another con would be the targeted audience. Some of the humor is directed to younger generations while the rest is directed towards adults.

As a stand-alone movie, I would rate it a three out five. While still enjoyable to watch, there seemed to be some holes in the dialogue and script. Such as the Sovereign race being seemingly irrelevant throughout the course of the film. However, I would in fact suggest this movie to someone else in need of some light humor.