The sequel to what, in my opinion, is the best film in the Marvel Universe has a lot to live up to and whilst not quite as great it acquits itself well.
Having established a dysfunctional family in the first film, the focus this time round is firmly on exploring family. The main plot focus is Star Lord’s absent father, but we also explore Gamora’s relationship with her sister Nebula and Rocket’s fears of not fitting in. Whilst that may sound heavy, do not fear, writer/director James Gunn knows exactly what made the original so good and this film is probably funnier and even more reliant on an amazing soundtrack.
Drax, Groot and Rocket are consistently laugh out loud funny and both the opening title and ending credit sequence are great to watch. As usual, stay to the end.
Add to that the usual Marvel expansion of the universe with new faces and the Marvel hit maker rolls on.