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3.0
1,219 Ratings

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Directed by James Gunn
United States, 2017
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Synopsis

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Directed by James Gunn

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Visual Effects

Empire Awards

2018 | 4 nominations including: Best Soundtrack

The filmmakers indulge in a bit of sentimentality here, playing up Quill’s longing to know his parentage and Ego’s desire to connect with his offspring. I didn’t mind the sentimentality, however, as there aren’t too many films concerned with god-to-mortal interaction outside of a mythological context (Christophe Honoré’s Metamorphoses being a notable exception). In fact I appreciated the emotion, which stands in contrast to the effects-driven spectacle that defines so much else in the film.
May 10, 2017
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I’m no big fan of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. . . . I could see, though, why audiences went for its array of impudent cosmic graffiti and offhand gimmicks. . . . It had the virtue of being frivolous in an increasingly self-serious universe of comic-book movies and had the piquancy of a slate of novelty acts. Unfortunately, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 illustrates the futility of visiting novelty acts a second time and hoping for the same zing.
May 04, 2017
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It has all the digital bells and whistles as well as much of the likable, self-aware waggery of the first. In many respects, it’s not much different except it all feels a bit strained, as if everyone were trying too hard, especially its writer-director, James Gunn.
May 04, 2017
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