Book to Screen: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As good as the comics or just sort of lame?

My husband and I decided to venture to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, based on the comic by the same name,  with a group of 13 ten-year-old boys.  This clearly could have ended in disaster but, it turned out great and everyone had a great time.  The movie was funny and there was not a boring moment.  

Star Lord and his crew of misfits are back again and up to their old antics. stealing and causing chaos with humor and sarcasm.  Peter and his crew (Gamora, Drax,  baby Groot, and Rocket) are hired by a powerful race called the Sovereign to protect their batteries from invaders.  As they leave, the Sovereign discovers that Rocket has stolen some of the batteries and try to get their revenge.  As the Guardians of the Galaxy try to escape, we finally learn something about Peter’s Dad.  

The world of comics books is a world that I do not know very much about and I wanted to know how the movie compared to the comics.  So, I did some research.  I looked online, called my brothers, asked my husband and even got a few comics out of the library.  Truthfully, while I enjoy watching the movies, I could not get through the comic books.  I think they might be the only book that I do not enjoy reading.  However, from all my research,  it turns out that the movie is actually similar to the 2008 comic books on which they are based. One of the 10 years old that I spoke to after the movie had some very profound thoughts on the subject but, truth be told, I didn’t understand a single word of what he was saying!

Without knowing anything about the comics beforehand, the move was still completely enjoyable.  Although, I should preface that with this: you have to be a fan of superhero fiction.  Its that completely unrealistic, won’t ever happen, unbelievable story that you watch just for enjoyment.  You won’t get any life lesson or have an “ah-ha” moment watching this movie.  It did keep the attention of 13 boys and 1 grown man with no complaints from the other movie goers so I guess that means it was a hit!

Did you see this Guardians or the first one? Which did you like better? Do you like when comics come to the screen? I didn’t think we would, but then Riverdale happened!