So Sandie got to see the glory that was Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a couple of days back, she loved it.
Things that were either different or better for me second time around:
- The score - first time round it seemed too dramatic, but this time it seemed to fit much better.
- Still love the way Yondu “fired” his mutinous crew - still can’t believe Gunn got away with it. The reason it works is the film takes time earlier to establish what a bunch of total bastards they are. Thus when Yondu goes to town on them, it’s very easy to back him.
Things neither of us picked up on until we watched the extras was the sheer detail that went into the design, like how the score and songs are interwoven, with each designed to accomplish a certain enhancement of the story at that time.
The end sequence remains a kick in the nuts but also very sweet too. It also still has the best credits sequence ever.