First Reactions: Marvel's ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Press Screening
Leave it to Marvel to put the "ease" in "teaser" as social media exploded effortlessly with positive first impressions for its upcoming movie.
We are talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, of course. Marvel invited the media for an exclusive first screening of the movie. The official reviews will be under wraps until April 24 though, so no spoilers or Easter eggs have been shared (like the Infinity War connection).
Nonetheless, social media is already abuzz with phrases like "new favorite," "a whole heap of fun," and "a ton of surprises." Here are some of the first reactions about the movie.
The Guardians' Adventure Continues
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. picks up where the first film ended. The motley crew of space warriors composed of Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill), Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Baby Groot, and Rocket Raccoon explores the cosmos to find the truth about Peter's parentage.
Most of the trailers showed the gang fighting monsters in the far reaches of space, although Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hinted at some scenes showing a "little bit of Earth" in the film. The movie will show worldwide on May 5.
Words From The Twitterverse
Steven Weintraub, the editor-in-chief of Collider, gives the film a GIF-worthy two thumbs up.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 kept a smile on my face from beginning to end. Funny, action packed, emotional, and tons of surprises. Thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/aIz7Redwin
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 18, 2017
Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm confesses to be a Groot fan and describes the new movie to be better than the first one.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is funnier than the original, a ton of surprises, and an unexpected emotional profoundness. I am Groot. — Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 18, 2017
Angie J. Han of Mashable praises Guardians Vol. 2 for being so colorful.
I say without hyperbole: #GotGVol2 is MCU at its very best. Grand adventure with intimate stakes. Uses every damn color in the crayon box.
Anna Klassen, the entertainment editor at Bustle, praises the action scenes and music score.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 is a lot of fun. Action-packed & even more classic '70s/early '80s music cues.
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) April 18, 2017
Documentary director Jon Schnepp claims to be both happy and sad while watching the film.
I saw #GotGVol2, & though slightly uneven,I got sniffly,I did a few side looks,I laughed a lot, & overall really enjoyed it! I want more! pic.twitter.com/qe4Ek6mXBk — Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp) April 18, 2017
Haleigh Foutch of Collider calls the film fun. And yes, she roots for Baby Groot.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a whole heap of fun. Gorgeous, a bit mad, and surprisingly emotional. And yes, Baby Groot is everything.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) April 18, 2017
Jeff Sneider however feels that the first one is still better so he gives it 2.5 out of 4 stars.
Hate to be the Voice of Reason, but GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 isn't as good as the first. What felt fresh now feels forced. 2.5/4 stars — Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 18, 2017
Perri Nemiroff likewise loved the first movie more, but still calls Vol. 2 “super fun.”
Didn't love #GotGVol2 as much as the 1st but it's still super fun. Really enjoy spending time w/ this kooky family, especially Drax & Groot!
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 18, 2017