We’re less a month away from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” long anticipated arrival in theaters, and the Marvel Studios hype machine is about to kick into overdrive. The sequel’s predecessor was a rousing success, giving the previously little-known cosmic superhero team a worldwide fanbase, and even greater success is expected for Volume 2.
On Monday, April 18, critics had the opportunity to screen “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and while proper reviews are embargoed until April 24, early reactions have popped up on social media with the overall consensus being the Marvel Cinematic Universe has another winner on its hands.
Mike Ryan: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2. is very fun. Takes the EMPIRE ‘split up your characters’ strategy. Drax is a hoot. Baby Groot steals the show”
Peter Sciretta: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is funnier than the original, a ton of surprises, and an unexpected emotional profoundness. I am Groot.”
Jeff Goldsmith: “Really loved @Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 – great sense of humor & quite a fun film to watch as well! Can’t say more until embargo breaks”
Angie J. Han: “I say without hyperbole: #GotGVol2 is MCU at its very best. Grand adventure with intimate stakes. Uses every damn color in the crayon box.”
Brandon Davis: “Going in with through-the-roof expectations, Guardians Vol. 2 still left me wishing it was never going to end. I seriously loved it.”
Erik Davis: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is exciting, funny, gorgeous & a helluva tearjerker. For many, it will become their new favorite Marvel movie”
Aaron Couch: “Don’t think I’ve heard so much laughter at a press screening. People seemed to really be digging Guardians Vol. 2. Can’t say more (yet)”
Umberto Gonzalez: “Just got out of seeing #GotGVol2 My goodness what an experience! Absolutely loved it & you guys will too! Can’t wait to see again!”
Opening May 5, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.