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I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 today! Here are some of my thoughts:

First off; the Kingsman trailer. I had previously stopped myself from looking up almost anything Kingsman in order to really savour the moment of watching the trailer fresh in the cinema, and I think it's safe to say, it worked. I'm not going to lie, I cried. Like, a lot. Seeing my boys (and darling girl!) back on the big screen was a little too much for me to take. Also, HARRY HART!! I'm thinking along the lines of evil-clone-brought-back-to-trick-our-kids, but mostly just to not get myself too hyped and emotional about his return. whoops, too late

Perhaps it's just the curse of the sequel, but I didn't think that this film was as good as the first one. Most of the emotional beats didn't really hit for me, and as a person who cries very easily (see; above) this felt a bit off. I did, however, end up crying during the funeral scene (Yondu is my best boy, after Rocket.)  

I was a lot more interested with the Rocket-Yondu-Groot storyline than the Star Lord one, if I'm honest. I couldn't really make much of an emotional bond to the character of Peter Quill, but I totally felt for Yondu and Rocket and that 'whole found-family' thing they had going on. Star Lord turned into a straight up arsehole, whereas Rocket and Yondu were troubled and damaged arseholes (My favourite variety!), who I could emphasise a little more to, I guess.

That whole training scene I was just mentally screaming "Rasengan!" at the screen. (My Naruto past is still strong, it seems...) The special effects were mega, so massive props to the animators and sfx artists, the true heroes of this film. 

As a pretty much casual comic book fan, I have zero clue as to how that film landed with the more hardcore of you chaps. So please, comment your opinions of the film! Is my judgement of the film completely wrong in your opinion? Tell me! 

Oh, and before I forget: I made some RSS feeds for the Guardian writers  David Mitchell, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Charlie Brooker (although he posts quite irregularly nowadays), so you can get updates on whenever they post a new article right in your Reading Page! Nifty, eh? Robert Webb posts mostly in New Statesman, and I haven't yet worked out how to create an RSS feed from that website, so I've emailed them and I'll see if I get a solution.

Anyway, I hope you've all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday Monday!
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