The reviews are coming in for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ and on the surface it all looks good for the sequel. Most of the reviews are considered “positive,” and it sits at a comfortable 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that almost all critics agree the original film was better. Some reviews claim the sequel has lost the bit of charm that made the first movie so special. And while the sequel is entertaining, it doesn’t offer anything new to the franchise.
Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty wrote the following…
“Is it possible to be disappointed by a film and still manage to have a good time watching it? Absolutely. And Guardians Vol. 2 is Exhibit A of that. It’s smarter than most films, but not as smart as the first one. It’s funnier than most films, but not as funny as the first one. And it still probably belongs in the upper tier of Marvel movies, but nowhere near as high up as the first one. Guardians Vol. 1 was so original and unpredictable and irreverent and silly and sublime that Guardians Vol. 2 can’t help but feel like a step backwards.”
And we could show you more reviews, but most critics agree with Chris, he just did the best at explaining the feeling. The good news is that all critics say the film is entertaining, and the ending is reportedly incredible.
Birth.Movies.Death’s Dave Schilling wrote that the film’s final battle is a “world-shattering finale that ranks with the best climaxes in Marvel’s oeuvre.”
It will hit a theater near you May 5, 2017.[mashshare]