The Biggest Problem With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is Its Humor, According to Fans

by Jeremy Spirogis
James Gunn on the red carpet

The lengthy anticipate Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has followers revisiting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and questioning why Marvel Cinematic Universe followers don’t prefer it higher. 

Like plenty of sequels, resembling, say, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians 2 is usually thought of film, if not as contemporary and humorous as the unique. Some followers level the finger at, oddly sufficient, the humor, which one would assume could be a Guardians robust go well with. 

How effectively did ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ do?

James Gunn on the red carpet
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Before the primary Guardians got here out in 2014, there was some thought that might be Marvel’s stumble. It appeared too … bizarre. A speaking raccoon? A speaking tree? Why does Chris Pratt put on that goofy-looking helmet? Isn’t that the woman in blue from Avatar? She’s inexperienced now? Show me, Marvel, some mentioned. 

And present them Marvel did. The film made $333  million domestically and $440 million abroad. Audiences beloved the humor and derring-do of all of it. When the sequel got here out three years later, it did even higher, making $390 million right here and $479 million abroad. 

Critically, the second film did rather less effectively than its predecessor.  The first film scored a 91 p.c on Rotten Tomatoes, whereas the second film scored 85 p.c.

The consensus learn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s nearly as enjoyable — if not fairly as thrillingly contemporary — as its predecessor.”

So how did a film solely rather less good than the unique grow to be an issue? 

How do followers see ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?’

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On Reddit, a topic-starter requested, “GotG Vol. 2 turns 3 today. Don’t know why it gets so much hate sometimes — in my opinion, its character development, story, emotional resonance and (most of the time) humor are top notch. Top 5 in the MCU for me!”

Even that fan certified the humor with the phrase “most of the time,” and a few followers seized on that. One wrote, “The relentless humor is far and away the biggest criticism of it. I actually have never seen anybody complain about anything but the humor, which seems to be an indicator of how good the movie is beyond it … I’ve seen criticisms about too many jokes, forced jokes, jokes at inopportune times, etc.”

In a method, the film’s biggest sin could also be that it by no means lives as much as the humor of its opening sequence, which options an unbroken shot of Baby Groot dancing to Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” whereas every kind of chaos erupts round him. One may argue that it’s all downhill from there, even when the slope is fairly mild. 

What’s the newest on the long-awaited ‘Vol 3?’

Had it not been for the James Gunn controversy, the third Guardians film in all probability would have been out by now. As it stands, your complete Marvel lineup is on maintain, with Phase four pushed into 2022 by the pandemic. There gained’t even be a Comic-Con this 12 months at which Marvel would announce the following lineup of flicks. 

That mentioned, Gunn has promised it’s on its method, and he’s been engaged on the script. In the interim, he has written and directed The Suicide Squad, due out subsequent in August 2021.

That’s one of many few tentpole motion pictures that in all probability gained;’t get delayed as a result of Gunn reported that he completed manufacturing earlier than the shutdown hit. If he can shoot Guardians Vol. 3 with the identical form of effectivity, the anticipate it is probably not fairly so lengthy. 

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