Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reviews

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August 21, 2018
This is drippy family therapy that wants you to bask in the characters' personal breakthroughs after you're done dissing them behind their backs.
January 29, 2018
I enjoyed the humor when it landed, but the build-up was choppy, and the execution as a whole was choppy. The movie felt rushed.
June 23, 2017
This new film is plenty entertaining, but lacks the complexity of its predecessor. For a movie that's about growth and relationships, it still feels like this sequel has a bit of growing up to do.
May 19, 2017
The film, like its likeable heroes, struggles to find its own sense of significance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and its titular saved "galaxy" is left with little gravity or sense of place.
May 5, 2017
Disney and Marvel haven't learned that less is more. Instead they subscribe to The Lego Movie mentality that "everything is awesome," no matter what.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 1, 2017
It coasts on the lazy assumption that references to 1980s video games can be the punchline to any joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2017
Much like its predecessor, Vol. 2 rests contentedly on its lush color palette and retro soundtrack to try and trick you into thinking you're not watching a Marvel movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 5, 2017
After watching all that jaunty kidcom adventure stuff, I kept getting the feeling that there was a '70's after-school special locked up inside this movie and struggling mightily to get out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 28, 2017
...aims to please with breathtaking set pieces that'll convince you to delete all your old diatribes about CGI ruining the movies. But... too many of the punch lines are referential; how much comedy can you milk from the mere mention of David Hasselhoff?
May 4, 2017
Quill's family-versus-friends dilemma aspires to The Empire Strikes Back, but though the tin ear dialogue is certainly Lucas-esque, Vol. 2's thematic reach far extends its grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2017
The original Guardians of the Galaxy from 2014 had a freshness to its humour and introduced audiences to a set of novel characters; unfortunately, the sequel is overstuffed with ageing movie stars trying to get a slice of the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 4, 2017
Watching it is akin to the experience of being trapped in a room with a Golden Retriever that is repeatedly licking you in the face. You'll emerge slightly happy, somewhat dazed, and covered in slobber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 5, 2017
Gunn's script works overtime to repeat the crazy fun of the first part, but the plot lines in Vol 2 are clumsily manufactured.
May 5, 2017
Overall, though, Vol 2 suffers from blockbuster bloat. Hopefully the next installment, hinted at plentifully in the end credits, will recapture the fun-fuelled zing of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 17, 2017
The film is quite entertaining but becomes absurd because of the attitude of its characters making them unidimensional and causing the audience to lose interest in their conflicts. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2017
GOTG Vol.2 is very good at two things: laughing at its own perceived comic brilliance, and slo-mo sequences of characters walking forth to Fleetwood Mac or Cheap Trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2017
Compared to its predecessor, Guardians 2 has a hollow emotional core, and the plotting feels clumsy. This movie doesn't have any real purpose, even as a bridge to other chapters in the Marvel story.
April 24, 2017
For the sequel, writer-director James Gunn has doubled down on all his once-nifty novelties. Strip them away and what remains is a bloated semi-mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2017
Worse than occasionally being a downer, Vol. 2 is something Guardians of the Galaxy never was: dull, often for long stretches.
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