Regarding Guardians of the Galaxy 2: They were a surprise success based on the gripping soundtrack of the first film. I was not expecting much out of the second film, because I felt they were limited by the era the music is from. There’s only SO MUCH good music from that era, and once it’s mined out – then we’re listening to weaker choices.
I was pleasantly surprised that the music was as good as it was. I was REALLY impressed with the opening scene, because of the Juxtaposition of Groots innocence and joyous dancing against the imminent danger nearby. The action and the fight scene we all saw in the trailer was no spoiler, because it was of little consequence as the music and dancing took the spotlight.
For once Hollywood impressed me with a sequel. 😀