The first reactions to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 have been shared on Twitter following a press screening in LA.
The eagerly-anticipated sequel starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana hits cinemas on May 5, but was shown to select US journalists last night (April 17).
Full reviews are currently under embargo, but some of the writers who attended the screening have shared brief verdicts. Most of the responses are positive, with critics calling it “a whole heap of fun”, “surprisingly emotional” and “action-packed”.
However, one critics was slightly less impressed, saying: “What felt fresh now feels forced.” Check out a selection of their reactions below.
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
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
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
I say without hyperbole: #GotGVol2 is MCU at its very best. Grand adventure with intimate stakes. Uses every damn color in the crayon box. 🌈
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 18, 2017
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
Meanwhile, Marvel’s president Kevin Feige has recently revealed an intriguing teaser about the sequel’s setting. “There’s a little bit of Earth in this film, but it’s not these characters going to Earth,” he told Cinema Blend.
Actress Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, has also dropped some hints about what to expect from her character in Vol. 2.
“I think we might even feel a tinge of sympathy towards Nebula this time, because we really start to see the emotional crack in her character,” she said.
Continuing, Gillan explained that Nebula’s relationship with her father Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, could be key to our revised view of the character.
“What I love about the second movie for Nebula in particular is that we get… we know that she’s a pretty angry woman with some daddy issues. [But] in the second movie, we’re going to start to see how much pain her father actually caused her, and we’re going to delve right into the relationship with her sister Gamora.”