Early screenings of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ appear to have given the sequel a solid stamp of approval.
Critics who have seen the movie early – but are under an embargo for their reviews – have taken to Twitter to hint that it could even be better than the much-admired first instalment.
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
Holy smokes was Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 fun! I had a smile plastered on my face nearly the whole time. Tons of Easter eggs too. pic.twitter.com/558Q7nw8yN
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) 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
Going in with through-the-roof expectations, Guardians Vol. 2 still left me wishing it was never going to end. I seriously loved it. pic.twitter.com/kMvGQCeRiS
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 18, 2017
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
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 18, 2017
It wasn’t thoroughly unanimous, however…
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
In the main, it’s news that will please fans enormously – as is the fact that director James Gunn appears to have beaten all post-credit scene records too.
According to reports, there are four (count ’em) in all, so no leaving the auditorium early.
Three are said to be amusing bonus scenes, while the final snippet provides an important set-up for the third movie, which, incidentally, James Gunn has confirmed he’s directing.
You’ll be able to judge for yourselves once it’s released on April 28.