"I am Groot."
"'Welcome to the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy,' only he didn't use 'frickin.'"
I knew coming into v.2 that there is no way it could match the brilliance of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Knowing that at the outset keeps it from being a disappointing movie, but even so it fails to take advantage of many of the assets that it was given at the end of the first film.
Asset: Characters that really gel together.…