Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell

Guardians of the Galaxy was a curiously well-liked movie which left me a bit cold. The second time around, I could accept this universe with all its flaws, and found it rather enjoyable. The sequel features relationships that I can care about, dialogue that actually made me laugh, and action set pieces which are big and bombastic but nicely comprehensible. As the Guardians attempt to steer clear of the enraged golden High Priestess of the Sovereign, they run into Ego, a god-like being who claims to be Peter’s Quill’s long lost father. The characters return in Avengers: Infinity War.