Avengers: Infinity War fast approaches, but before it lands in cinemas, our rewatch of every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie continues with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Released almost exactly a year ago, James Gunn's highly-anticipated sequel didn't land with quite the same uproarious freshness as its predecessor, but it's still for the most part a well-crafted, worthy follow-up that avoids the pitfalls which made the likes of Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World mere also-ran sequels.
Scoring a cool 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and grossing a ludicrous $863.8 million worldwide, Vol. 2 bolstered the Guardians as a top-shelf blockbuster property, with every possibility that the inevitable Vol. 3 could nudge the series past the $1 billion mark (if not exceedingly close to it). Not bad at all for a franchise that many commentators originally assumed would bomb at the box office, right?
And now, it's time to dig deep into the Guardians sequel and see how well it holds up a year removed from release...