Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reviews

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June 16, 2017
In Marvel lingo, Guardians 2 feels like a great six-issue arc, the kind of storytelling that used to be the backbone of superhero comics.
May 12, 2017
As Baby Groot's companions battle the tentacular horror in the background, we're treated to the delightful spectacle of the mini-veggie juking his way through "Mr. Blue Sky" in the opening credits.
May 8, 2017
Let's hope that Vol. 3 recaptures the fizz of the original, instead of slumping into the most expensive group-therapy session in the universe.
May 5, 2017
[Yondu's] presence kicks the idling movie into gear, and into a final third act for which all of the previous meandering can be forgiven - and the talk of family finally accrues the weight the film has been trying to put on it.
May 5, 2017
The reunion of the Guardians cements Pratt's mega-stardom. He has a shaggy young Kurt Russell vibe (think Big Trouble in Little China,). And Russell himself is a great addition to the ensemble, providing a dose of kick-back, kick-ass action
May 5, 2017
Director James Gunn has a vision and he puts it across, but it ain't pretty.
May 5, 2017
All sequels repeat the best tricks of their predecessors, but director James Gunn's choice of tricks is way more fun than most ...
May 5, 2017
Here's hoping the inevitable Vol. 3 rebuilds some of the first film's heart, because Vol. 2 feels like hollow spectacle, however gorgeously rendered.
May 4, 2017
There's a thin line between just enough and too much, and "Guardians Vol. 2" trips over that line and never gets back up.
May 4, 2017
Often loud, occasionally obnoxious and so consistently convinced of its own awesomeness that it will not, it cannot, stop pointing out everything that makes it so utterly wonderful.
May 4, 2017
Like many a sequel to a slam-bang, much-liked mega-hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn't quite as much fun, not quite as clever, not quite as fresh as the original - but it still packs a bright and shiny and sweet punch.
May 4, 2017
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" certainly has its attractions, but most of them are visual rather than narrative.
Top Critic
May 4, 2017
Mildly enjoyable while instantly forgettable ...
May 4, 2017
Like a visit from amusing friends who stay a bit longer than expected, it's easy to forgive the indulgence.
May 4, 2017
"Vol. 2" might have been a bit more focused. Still, it's an imaginative romp that once again reflects Gunn's unique and irreverent sensibility.
May 4, 2017
If it's overstuffed in the way of most sequels, well, at least it's stuffed with good cheer.
May 4, 2017
Vol. 2 doesn't take long to get moving, and once it starts, it just goes. There isn't a lot in the way of downtime and there aren't any moments of filler.
May 4, 2017
The sharp comic timing and devil-may-care breeziness of the original only return intermittently, and the new film's emphasis is on family feuds and forgiveness. It's heavy on the feels. There are hugs.
May 3, 2017
Volume 2 can claim to be bigger and better than its predecessor, although it still suffers from some of the narrative sleight-of-hand issues that kept Guardians of Galaxy from achieving greatness.
May 3, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a toe-tapping, eye-popping indication that summer is here, and that it might not suck after all.
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