‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’ delivers an entertaining adventure (Review)


Carol Etzel

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 is a story about the true meaning of family and loyalty.

The much anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, rose to meet viewer’s expectations. The film was released on May 5 and has been a hit in theaters.

Main character Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) goes on yet another adventure with his team of outcast bandits. The team is hired to protect batteries for an alien race called the Sovereign. After Rocket (Bradley Cooper) decides to steal from the Sovereign, the guardians have created a powerful new enemy.

Action packed with intense battle scenes with vibrant imagery, the movie successfully makes the audience feel like they are fighting the battle along side the heroes.

Once again, the film delivered in execution of humor. With Groot’s (Vin Diesel) dancing scenes and Peter’s sarcasm, there were many light-hearted moments that made the film all the more entertaining.


The film deals with multiple aspects of family, tackling the theme from multiple angles. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) struggles to settle matters from the past with her sister Nebula (Karen Gillian), Peter learns more about his heritage, and the Guardians themselves have become distant from one another. Through betrayal and heartbreak, all the characters learn that family does not always mean blood.

It would not be a true sequel without yet another classic soundtrack. Peter’s tapes were a very important connection to his past, and his mother’s great taste in music made the movie even better.

This is a movie soundtrack I know I will be purchasing and listening to on long car rides over the summer.

I think part of what made the original Guardians of the Galaxy so special was the surprising element of new content. Viewers came to watch the movie not knowing what to expect, and what they received was a set of unique characters integrated into a clever script.

The sequel of the film, although just as witty as the original, lacked this element since the characters and atmosphere were already previously introduced. I left the theater feeling the movie was good, but not as great as it’s original.

However, Marvel has yet again delivered with an entertaining sequel that will make you laugh and leaving the theater wanting to watch more.