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
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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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