McCann At The Movies: Marvellous Marvel Do It Again

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Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is a thrill-a-minute ride for audiences…

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.

Three years after James Gunn’s surprising box office smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, comes the long awaited Vol 2 tailored with  the unenviable task of trying to match its predecessor’s energy, wit and stunning visuals whilst also developing the characters and plot.

The good news for all fans of this particular genre is that it produces on all counts. Whilst it may lack that freshness and surprise factor of the first film, Gunn follows the mantra “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” as he instills all the qualities that led to it’s initial worldwide success.

Vol 2 sees the Guardians revel in their new adventures, but all that changes when, after many years of searching, Star-Lord (played by the once again excellent Chris Pratt) finally meets his father, Ego (Kurt Russell), and tries to come to terms with his place in the galaxy.

Eye-popping special effects (courtesy of some amazing animation and CGI), superb one-liners (with Drax and Rocket the pick of the bunch) and not forgetting a killer soundtrack all add to generate a superb, action-packed, fast-paced adventure that will thrill viewers from the first minute to the last!

The highly talented cast’s undeniable chemistry, along with the usual memorable cameos and pop culture references, add to the entertainment value of a warm hearted, fun-filled film that ultimately (unlike other movies in this genre) doesn’t take itself too seriously.

In short, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is a more than welcome addition to the highly engrossing Marvel franchise.

Have no doubt – the summer blockbuster season is here with a bang!


To read more of John McCann’s reviews check out his blog here

One Comment

  1. Pat Delany says:

    Good review, I agree it lacks the surprise factor of the first movie but it’s very entertaining all the same and a welcome relief from the recent trend of dark movies with extreme violence.