WARNING! THE FOLLOWING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN A HINT OF SPOILERS. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!
Guardians of the Galaxy is back in their newest blockbuster with Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket the Raccoon and many more oddballs to watch and enjoy.
The story is that Ego, the father of Star-Lord and who is practically a god finds him and takes him to a planet to learn about his origins while a group of yellow smurfs try to capture the Guardians for stealing some batteries, with the help of Yondu. There is a lot of fun action, comedy, drama, all that fun stuff.
Before we go over this one, I think it is fair to talk a little bit about the original. I personally really like it. I think it is somewhere among the 10 best Marvel films. The only issue I really have with it that the villains were kinda dull but that is something you can kinda expect from a Marvel movie.
So I was really excited to see this film. I love the first one and knowing Marvel's track record I thought this will be great.....and I was right. However it does have one big issue that does hurt it. The pacing.
The first film had a little bit of trouble pacing it's story proper and this film has the same issue. What saves this film though is the fact that every scene is very well handled, either in that it has a lot of comedy which is funny or it has great drama. Hell, in some parts, the drama is actually better. I think the best example of this is a scene in the 2nd act where Drax and a woman named Mantis sit and talk and Drax talks about his family that he lost. Mantis has an ability to feel what others feel by touching them and when she touches Drax, she starts to cry, all the while Drax doesn't even bat an eye. That's very effective in terms of drama and you fell all the more invested.
The movie in itself is very beautiful and pleasant. The CGI works really well. Even though I know what I see in front of me isn't real I want to believe they are real and the soundtrack is pretty good. I still prefer the original a bit more but still.
What I like about a story is that every character has some significance of sort and in this film I remember a lot more characters, even as minor as some of them are. I remember Taserface (yes, that is his name), the yellow smurf queen, hell, even the character Sylvester Stallone plays in this movie is memorable and I think that is due to the acting which is pretty damn good.
And the comedy. Guys, I will not dare to spoil this comedy. It's too good.
The only other critique I can think of is that I didn't really care for the conflict between Gamora and her sister that much. It's not bad, I'm just not that intrigued.
Still, I really suggest you go see this film if you still can. You will not regret.
Final Verdict: 9/10