Lena Armstrong
Sinking into my grandfather’s lap, I would listen to hours of “Jelly Stone National Park” and the “Laughing Man,” begging for just one more story. My grandfather wove elaborate tales of a great, big man with a large, permanent smile and amiable personality, the Laughing Man, which I eventually learned were not entirely his own creation but based on one in the collection of Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.

Joshua Jones
It is with no hesitation that I say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is able to recapture the most effective elements of the original, simultaneously setting itself apart from the fourteen other MCU movies. The strong comedy, great references to the 70s and 80s, and overall heart allows for this film to stand amongst some of the greatest films of its genre.