Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (James Gunn) -2017

The Guardians meet their most formidable foe to date, and it looks like 66-year-old Kurt Russell most of the time.  But this movie is not about Russell or any individual.  It is all about the special effects in the can-you-top-this? Marvel world.  The indestructible gang-of-five have added Empath Pom Klementieff ("Mantis") to the team, apparently as a love interest for Drax.  The tree-being (Groot) is now a twig-toddler who still knows only three words.  Vin Diesel is laughing all the way to the ATM.  Stan Lee is happy to inform that many more sequels are on the way.  And the plot will be the same.  [JAM 5/6/2017]