Yeah GotG2 was amazing! And as Kirsty saysSpoilerI was teary at the end with Yondu and his speach etc. But all the 'actual' Guardian's showing up at the end (if you follow the comics at least) was a really nice nod from the studio. And yes it's deviated away since Ego aint Quill's father really but I quite like how they do things in the MCU
Honestly didn't know much about the GOTG. The first time I saw and heard about them was about 1 or 2 episodes on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes tv show and when I saw the first trailer for MCU of GOTG 1, I was like, "Oh I've seen those characters somewhere before especially that tree".So my only background knowledge was from that cartoon tv show lol. It's nice they made a nod to the OG team, it makes sense now. I just came back fresh from the film and didn't understand what Stallone was doing with Ving Rhames and a bunch of other weird looking people.
Anyways, great film. Probs my second fav mcu film after Winter Soldier.
Edit: This is a spoiler for MCU in general.
"Yes, we always thought it would be fun. Stan Lee clearly exists, you know, above and apart from the reality of all the films. So the notion that he could be sitting there on a cosmic pit stop during the jump gate sequence in Guardians was something very fun – James had that idea and we shot that cameo and loved it so much, you know, you see it a couple of times in the movie. It wasn’t in for a long time and we put it back in towards the end of the process where he references that time he was a Federal Express agent – we thought it would be fun to put that in there because that really says, so wait a minute, he’s this same character who’s popped up in all these films."