Operating at a full-tilt pace, this sequel is packed with exciting action scenes, has a solid story, compelling bad guys, and features dinosaurs aplenty.
The heavy themes of loss and the meaning of family will likely resonate with those who’ve lost a loved one and still yearn for one more day.
This isn’t a great movie but it delivers a high-intensity energy that’s nearly impossible not to at least mildly enjoy — if you accept this sequel for what it is.
If you take away only one thing from this review, make it this: you will not be disappointed with this movie.
There’s not much craft nor artistry to “Guardians Vol. 2”, but it’s as good as the first movie and it’s still fun enough to not become a total disaster.
The movie is sort of a morality play / sci-fi romance that offers plenty of food for thought as well as entertaining escapism.