Everyone raved about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I went in incredibly excited. I ended up feeling meh about the entire thing.
The whole gang is back and this time they are busy irking an entire planet of people. While running from them, the group crash lands on a deserted planet where they end up meeting Star Lord's real father as played by Kurt Russell. Turns out dear old dad is a Creator God and that's why Star Lord is so special. Daddy Quill apparently knocked up half the universe but Peter is the only one who survived. Guess what? He's not a good God and he wants to wipe the slate clean and start the universe from scratch. He needs Peter's help to do it. Surprise!
I don't know what it was about the plot that irked me. It was well written and acted. I have no complaints there. It was beautifully made. The CGI and the backgrounds were unbelievably gorgeous. There was just something missing this time around. A little bit of the charm maybe? Maybe is was the juxtaposition of being midway through a Parks and Recreation binge that threw me off.
There's a ton of great battle sequences and the dialogue is quick and comedic just like the first one. I guess I felt like they made it the Kurt Russell show. Don't get me wrong, he was perfectly cast as Peter's Dad, but it seemed like such a waste to have built up to this big reveal, only to have It end the way it did.
Of course, the revelations of to Peter's upbringing had me crying towards the end of the movie. I'm a big 'ol sap. But you already knew this. I wanted the movie to be more of a group adventure like it was in the first vilm. This one was more of an exploration of the characters themselves. I enjoyed that, I just wanted more teamwork.
Don't let my somewhat negative review get you down though. I really did like the movie. I just found myself wanting a bit more from it. What did you think?