It’s not unusual for sequels to tread familiar ground instead of exploring new and interesting ideas. It’s understandable from a filmmaker’s point of view, since it’s a lot safer to recycle what has worked before. Unfortunately, it also turns sequels into tired, slavish rehashes that nobody really wants to see. Except, of course, if you’re a Transformers fan.
Marvel heads out into space for the latest entry in their shared universe: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. The film’s based on one of their lesser known comic book properties and to me it’s a bit of a mystery why these characters remained so obscure. You’d think a foul-mouthed, trigger-happy raccoon would attract some attention.