This movie is fun.
My feelings on this movie have wavered tremendously, but perhaps it's because you need to be in a certain mood for this one. It's a hangout movie with little to no plot, so you kind of have to give yourself over to just spending time with these characters.
This is my third time watching it, and what struck me most this time around was how the film handles crises of masculinity. Rocket, Yondu, Peter, and even Ego are all working hard to mask their true emotions. It's no coincidence that Mantis, a character whose powers are emotionally driven, plays a central role.
Still thinking on this, and I assume like Get Out it'll improve on rewatch, but it's crystal clear that Lupita Nyong'o is one of our greatest living actors.
On a pure craft level, Peele levels up here. Cinematography is more assured and elegantly composed, and Michael Abels' score is straight-up witchcraft.