Guardians of the Galaxy burst onto the scene in 2014 as a breath of fresh air in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Three years later, its highly anticipated sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 again earned rave reviews and was a box office hit, so Screen Junkies had to jump on the Guardians hype and Honest Trailer right away. It’s a fantastic roast of a fun movie that states the clear obvious fact: it was an entertaining movie but not nearly a great as the original.
First off, Screen Junkies gives Guardians Vol. 2 its due credit—it’s better than just about every other disappointing Marvel sequel, except for the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It is better than Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not exactly Murderers’ Row, but it’s still very good.
Back are your favorite space Avengers that never really run into any real danger or get hurt. All throughout the movie they run into semi-dire situations but you never really get the sense that something bad will happen to them. They also think their jokes are funnier than they really are. Drax laughs way too much in the movie.
Guardians Vol. 2 takes the who family dynamic to the next level when it starts to truly echo the sentiments you’d find in a Fast and Furious movie. This is none more evident with Star-Lord’s two daddies, Ego and Yondu. Eventually, the movie builds up Yondu to be Star-Lord’s tragic father figure that his death is one tragic moment in the MCU. And that is not an understatement. Most other deaths in the MCU just end up coming back.
But we all know the reason why Guardians Vol. 2 was made—to sell toys of adorable Baby Groot.
Screen Junkie’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 should be a must-watch for any Marvel fan. Check it out down below.