Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 was released to this weekend to much excitement and fanfare.
After the creative and daring nature of the original, fans were super excited to watch the intergalactic super team strap on the boots, and get back to saving the galaxy.
The first film was successful for many reasons.
It was an original property, not a retread, most fans had no clue who the Guardians of the Galaxy were prior to seeing the film, and that worked, there was nothing stale and overused about it.
The music was fantastic, the glorious soundtrack fit the first film like a glove, and plot points made it a defining aspect of the movie.
The acting was genuine, the group of heros had a star wars feel to them, the stark contrast in the between all of the characters made the film amazing at times.
The humor was off the charts hysterical, throughout the movie, fans were laughing.
The superlatives of the first film proved to be an indictment on the second.
This writer has followed the Marvel cinematic Universe since Iron Man hit theaters, and this was without question the worst movie ever produced by the studio
Many of our readers have not seen the film, so I will not spoil specific plot points, but let me give everyone the run down.
The humor was forced, corny, and levels below the first film.
The plot was chaotic, incoherent at times, all over the place, one of the more poorly written blockbusters in history, and that’s saying a lot.
The villain was a joke, how do you go from Thanos to that?
The music was terrible!
Didn’t fit the movie at all, the first film was paced by the soundtrack, both within in the plot, and outside of it, seeing that bungled was horrifying.
This film was mushy, everyone loves a good soap opera, but not in the midst of a supposed action movie with the coolest characters in Hollywood.
Marvel had a chance to do something special, they could have introduced Thanos to the world in this movie, and laid the ground work for his rage a year from now.
They didn’t do that, you get the sense Disney/Marvel believes they can pump out anything now, that because the Marvel Film universe has been so fantastic, that anything will suffice.
That is no longer the case, and critics who slam Warner Brothers/DC films need to watch this movie.
Rating: 1.5 Fishes out of Five