Film: Galaxy juggernaut lost in space

There’s a strange mood of pointlessness to events that no amount of cloying emotional confrontation can lift

30th April, 2017
Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

An all-conquering band of Marvel superheroes – no, not those ones, the other ones – are thrown back together for another cosmic adventure in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, a likeable but empty combination of screwball comedy and sci-fi spectacular.

With the original cast all returning and another soundtrack of 1970s AM radio classics, Gunn’s place-holding sequel to his 2014 blockbuster isn’t going to disappoint those who enjoyed the original psychedelic...

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