To celebrate my 18th birthday, I went to see the latest movie from someone who is quickly becoming my new favorite (no pun intended) currently working director. I took two close friends with me, one who is the perfect audience for these kind of movies, and another who would otherwise never go see this on his own. To my pleasant surprise, they both liked it, but were also appropriately alienated by it at certain points. Yorgos Lanthimos keeps challenging his…
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Like most Marvel movies, this one is chock-full of jokes of which only about 30% actually land. They're trying so hard to upstage the original they lose their freshness and the whole becomes an over bloated mess.
Also, I know the MCU isn't particularly known for their subtlety, but this really suffered from too much on-the-nose dialogue. Whereas the first one did a fairly good job of portraying a sense of family through the various dynamics between the Guardians, this…