If you're anything like me (and good luck to you, if you are!) then you probably didn't quite "get" the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I distinctly remember walking out of the theatre feeling somewhat underwhelmed. In fact I wrote a very strongly worded blog post about it, calling it "meh". If you're up late some night because you're having trouble falling asleep, feel free to jump over and take a look-see.
But one thing about me is that my opinions of these things tend to evolve over time. While I was initially less than thrilled after that first viewing, I think part of it stemmed from the fact that I was comparing the movie to other Marvel franchise blockbusters and truly did not understand what Guardians was attempting to do. After watching it a couple more times (Thank you, Netflix!) I've developed a much deeper appreciation for the ragtag group of misfits who seem to save the galaxy almost by accident. My initial rating of meh translated to a 6.5 ... something that I now think I would easily upgrade to an 8 or 8.5. It hasn't become my favourite movie, but it's certainly better than I gave it credit for in that review.
And that brings us to the second instalment ... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Let's be clear here... Sometimes I write about movies and leave out spoilers. Sometimes I spoil the shit out of them. This is one of the latter. So please... if you intend to watch this movie, please stop reading. Maybe bookmark this page and come back to it later. Or not. It's up to you. Continue reading