Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disneycember

James Gunn’s official last Guardians film. Is it a good one to go out with or does it not hold a laser gun to the original? Doug takes a look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

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Channel Awesome says:

What's your favorite Marvel movie?

Elliott CLARK says:

Infinity war. It shows a new side of the avengers, it has a villain you groot for but also makes you hate him at the same time. The biggest point is that it’s not a generic marvel film it keeps you hooked in & it’s different, it ends with the villain winning.

TJ Jordan says:

When this movie came out everyone's opinion was about Vol. 2 was very different. Some loved it, some thought it was okay, and then there were the surprisingly good amount of people who didn't like it. Seriously, I've met people who thought this movie was disappointing. In my opinion, this feels like a situation of "over-hyping". Everyone was expecting to see a giant, epic movie, when we got just a simple, personal film.

I really like this movie and have come to consider it better than the 1st. I like that it doesn't go bigger, just more personal and deeper into the characters. And it's a ton of fun to be had as well. The jokes still make me laugh and the emotional moments are well portaryed. My biggest issues are really the final climax. With the exception of the last 5 minutes, the final battle ranged from fun to meh from time to time, though it did keep me entertained. What I loved the most was when it was focusing on the characters, their issues and situations.

Horror Dragon says:

The use of music in this movie is really good and some of them hint at whats to come on that planet

Zach Osterman says:

Can you cover doctor Strange next?

Sandro Algra Barradas says:

Most people I've spoken to liked the first one but didn't like this one at all.

I'm the kind of guy who thought both movies were ok, but have a lot of issues. I disagree with Doug when he says that this movie tells a lot visually. A lot of character motivation is delivered with a simple line of exposition, like when Starlords father (SPOILER) reveals he killed his mother. I kept thinking: 'why the hell would he say that!?'. A lot of those issues keep me from loving these films.

ItsSomeDeadGuy says:

"Everyone has one that they love and one that they think is okay"

Or you're worthless Guardians trash like me and you love both

Jace Gem says:

I love both movies, to be completely honest. This one, a little more so than the first though. Mostly because it had more character development than in the first.

 Also I openly admit I bawled like a bitch at Yondu's death. I don't care, that dude was Peter Quill's dad. Not Ego. Ego's just the dude who made him.

Kenzi Henderson says:

I love this movie so much and liked it better than the first one. I also remember how this movie came out right around my 21st birthday so this movie is what I chose to see in a 21+ seating area, making this movie so much more memorable

The Optimist says:

71,660th view!!!!!!

Switchchris20 says:

is there anybody else here who judges a Series as a whole and not seperatly? Unless a series's movies are drasticly different in quality (like Narnia) or where the stories are all seperated (like the new starwars movies for the most part), i tend to think of a series as one big movie into split parts. Guardians of the Galaxy as a series is not 2 stories, its 1 story about family, The family you choose over the family you were born into. the first movie was mainly about choosing your family out of the people you care about and who care about you in return, and not just by blood. and the second movie was about them continueing to grow as a family, even though they have their arguments and flaws they realize that the choosen family is better then family by birth. Its 1 story about a family learning what it means to be a family. (and before you mention her sister, they arnt blood related, they were forced to be adopted sisters). I dont think its right to think of them as separate things when its clearly still 1 story being told, its just in parts like when any movie is split into parts. Unlike in some series where each movie tells a seperate story, a boy fights a giant snake with the help of his friends, a boy fights a bunch of evil wizards to save a school with his friends, etc… this is just about a family being a family together, through the ups and downs, the rest is kinda just a subplot, thats why the action slows down when they become a family in the first one, having it mainly in the prison scene and at the very end with the ronan fight when they realize how great they are together as a family, and the sequal most of the action is at the very end, leaving a major part of the movie to be interactions, arguments, and moments that families have on the regular. Sibling Rivalry, protecting the youngest and helping them grow up to learn right from wrong, Being a parent instead of being a crutch or abuser, and looking past your differences to work together like a family. Its not 2 movies, its 1 story that took 2 acts to tell.

sabster79 says:

Forgettable sequel. They couldn’t let an emotional moment fully land w/o undercutting it w/ a joke. And I barely remember the gold villains. Good Hasselhoff cameo tho.

Greenboy28 says:

This movie had me welling up with tears at the ending.

PrincessTigerLily111 says:

I love both

Lucas Buttercups says:

You didn’t talk about the change Drax had.

He was a serious person in the first movie, but in this one he is WAY over the top and.. I like it more in the second.

Flame Beats says:

I like this one better than the first because Ronan was a pretty bland villain.

Myfacewhen1 says:

Why not like both equally? I think GotG as a series is just behind The Avengers in Marvel Team movies. The story is cohesive, the characters are likable and relatable, and the action is on par with the Avengers. Even with Gunn's dismissal, I think the style of GotG is not impossible to replicate. Overall, I enjoy the growth of each of the characters and looking back now having seen Infinity War, I think the amount of time on Gamora and her sister (my apologies but I forgot the name) was perfectly paced.

dsilva369 says:

Thanks! I too think vol 2> vol 1. I did not like at all the way Honest Trailers treated vol 1 as being unquestionably the best.

DJGamingSmash says:

So, wait. I'm the only one that loves both?

Rebel friend says:

I love both equally