It’s always refreshing to enjoy a summer film by Marvel. Last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy remains one of my favorite films by the studios. This year’s summer hit tries to recapture the somewhat tongue-in-cheek mood we saw last year. They more or less acknowledge this within the poster itself. Granted, this film knows what it is and how absurd it sounds. But hey, the New 52 reboot of Aquaman did that self-aware metahumor to excellent effect. All in all, it’s finely balanced with some pretty intense drama and some genuinely fascinating sequences. While I genuinely enjoyed the movie, does it stand up to previous films?
Note: Spoilers Ahead.