I have massively cut back on my movie watching since the recent election due to the behavior of Hollywood. I have been waiting till they come on TV or not to watch them at all. So the fact that I actually went to the theater to see GOTGV2 should speak volumes in itself.
This movie is true and pure escapism. I found no underlying political agendas and found the story to be entertaining. Being a comic fan most of my life and seeing characters I have grown up with show up yet changed in most instances has bothered me in many movie adaptations. This is one reason I refuse to watch X-men movies even when they make it to the small screen.
More and more I am coming to disagreements with how Disney does things. Most recently the live action version of Beauty and the Beast which I will never watch. However their work with Marvel to date has been very good. The best of these has been both volumes of GOTG.
Once again they weave a well-rounded and funny movie with a whopping five post credit screen. SPOILER ALERT!!!!
I love the fact that they introduce the original GOTG team in a varied form that suits how the movie is presented.
I highly recommend this movie.
Base Story: 5 swords out of 5 swords
Acting: 5 swords out of 5
Special effects 5 of 5 swords
Overall: 5 swords out of 5 swords