Director James Gunn has done it again. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a great movie. If you liked the first movie, you will enjoy this one. And even if you haven’t seen the first movie, you will still enjoy it. The right mix of action, adventure, comic relief, and Baby Groot cuteness. There are a lot of comic book based movies out there lately, but this one doesn’t exactly follow their formulas to the letter which makes the Guardians of the Galaxy movies unique. As this is a brand new movie I will keep spoilers out, but be prepared for some interesting revelations and some old foes to become allies. Oh yeah, can’t leave out the epic visuals and a few cameos sprinkled in. No, it does not follow the comic book lore exactly to the letter, but do any of them? Besides, they keep it close enough so that the little details they change seem minor (you’ll see what I mean when you watch it). Marvel Studios continues their track record of delivering a quality story with production values to match and a great soundtrack. Very rarely am I left disappointed. And yes, stay to the end of the credits as always.
8.5 out of 10. One wild thrill ride you should definitely see, a great escape.