THERE IS GOING TO BE SPOILERS.......FINAL WARNING!!!
First of some plot details...
After crash landing on an unfamiliar planet after evading a planet full of war ships, The guardians are face with the answer to an question we have all been wondering.....Who is Peter Quills' father! and his name is Ego! With half the team going with Quill to Ego's planet, Rocket finds himself and Baby Groot taken by Ravengers, Placed in a cell with Yondu they must escape the wrath of.....laser face....and find their way back to the team before Ego shows his true colours.
This is a family drama, filled with action and space battles. This is one of the more in-depth MCU offerings but also one of the lesser action packed in a way. Sure we have epic space battles, an giant fight between the team and a giant creature at the films start (which is mostly a very cute Baby Groot dancing sequence) and more space battles inside the living planet, but what we have at the films main core is a touching tale of Star Lord finding his alien father. Sure it doesn't go well in the end because..you know....Ego is a LIVING PLANET but there is a lot of sentiment here. We also get more of a background into Yondu as he and Rocket bond to escape the ravenger base, and I have to say the scenes with Yondu really opened up the character for the better. I loved the moment when peter realize Yondu's real intentions when he took him as a child, how he became the Yondu we all knew from the first film and the fact he has be exiled by the ravengers head leader Stakar Ogord (One of the original guardians in the comics don't ya know) played by screen legend Slyvester Stallone. However the best part of this film were the scenes with baby Groot. Man I love that little guy. From the opening dance scene to the halarious prison moments, this little tree made this movie so much fun.
The negatives...The soundtrack wasn't as good as the first film, with only two tracks being stand outs. I couldn't see myself sitting through the whole album of the films tracks like I did with the first film. I also found it lacked that certain something the first film had which I just can't put my finger on, however this doesn't make this a bad film, not by a long shot. I still enjoyed Vol 2 immensely and I would happily watch this a second and even third time in cinemas.
Great cast, Good story and GROOT! what else could you ask for.
I AM GROOT!!!!!!!