The greatest slumber party movie since The Monster Squad. Less of a horror film than an audience pleasing shock fest, but completely effective.
More emotionally satisfying than the first while toning down on the bombastic action, a little. The film uncouples itself from the bloated (but fun) Marvel throughlines and is the better for it. While I am engrossed in the goings on of Captain America and the rest of the Avenger crew, it's nice to check out on that storyline for a few months.
The film reminded me of Star Trek V and the Bicyclops Built For Two episode of Futurama.
Funny, entertaining, and full of heart, Guardians 2 makes for a good opening to the promising 2017 Summer Movie Season.