Tim Lammers reviews 'Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

No, "Volume 2" can't match the ruffian charm of the first, and there are some stretches of not-much-happening-here.

And if you can't wait until then for this new chapter in the exciting Guardians-saga, Nu Metro will be hosting pre-release screenings of the film in all its cinemas, all shows, all day long on Monday, 1 May. "Vol. 2" doesn't just pack in more jokes and visual gags than the first; the comedy of the sequel hits harder because you're already familiar with the gang of misfits that make up the Guardians.

In this April 20, 2017 photo, Chris Pratt, left, a cast member in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", and the film's writer/director James Gunn pose together at the London West Hollywood Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. Star Lord wasn't exactly a household name, and neither was Chris Pratt. There's a lot of needless planet-hopping in "Vol. 2" and there are quite a few celebrity cameos - again, both of those things seem to clutter up this movie because they will pay off a few years down the road in the next one.

But Chris says Star-Lord develops a more emotionally mature attitude in the new movie.

2 has debuted at the top of the United Kingdom box-office over the bank holiday weekend and instantly became the second biggest opening film of the year.

If you've read many Marvel comics, you're probably aware of Adam Warlock. "He just likes Spider-Man better". He ends up rebelling against his creators and flying into space, which is where he has remained for most of his time in the comics. "This movie we dive right into it and we know exactly why she is the way she is and I feel like she is definitely going to make some self-discoveries through that". Instead, they doubled down on weak villains and a lackluster plot.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders.

Talking about the "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel, Gunn said: "Everybody gets their piece of pie this time and that is what made this movie so much fun to me". Unfortunately, the Guardians can't rely on that crutch anymore and the weaknesses have become abundantly clear.

  • Salvatore Jensen