TL; DR(eview) - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tells a much more character-centric adventure for Marvel’s band of intergalactic misfits. The music wasn’t quite as iconic and memorable for me this time out but because I already cared about these characters, I might have enjoyed the sequel even better than the original.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy did a great job introducing me to and making me care about comic book characters I knew virtually nothing about. Great direction, a stellar cast, pitch-perfect soundtrack and incredible design shot it into the upper eschelon of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and it’s among my all-time favorites of any genre.
I’ve seen the second movie twice now and I’m fairly certain I favor it over the original.
Check out the video below for the debut episode of Trevor Trove Movie Mondays to learn why.