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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017)

Fig.1 Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017) Movie Poster
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017) is the sequel to the 2014 original, which proved to be a massive hit among both fans and critics alike, and is once again directed by James Gunn. This film, therefore, has a lot of hype around it based on that first film, so does it exceed our expectations or does it disappoint?
Fig. 2 Star-Lord (Played by Chris Pratt) and Ego (Played by Kurt Russell)
Where the film succeeds most is through it's exploration of family relationships, not just between Star-Lord and his father, Ego (see fig.2), which is the main focus of the film, but it also looks at the broken bond between the sisters of Gamora (Played by Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Played by Karen Gillian) and the connectivity of the Guardians overall. It does put into the question what it truly means to be a Father, and demonstrates a difference between what it means to be the biological father and the one who raises you. Unlike the first, …