Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Trailer, Now With More A-Holes And Baby Groot

As much as I do enjoy a number of Marvel movies, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy stands out as my favorite. It’s so different than everything else the comic book studio has produced, and the deep space high adventure is just so damn much fun. So, it’s understandable I’m psyched for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the fact that it releases fantastic trailers like this latest one only stokes that fire.

What felt like a risk two years ago--the protagonists are a cadre of intergalactic outlaws and murderers, and the two biggest stars, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, voice a raccoon with anger management issues and an alien tree who only says three words, respectively--looks like a total no brainer in retrospect. Guardians of the Galaxy made tons of money, earned almost universal critical acclaim, and helped make Chris Pratt, up to that point best known as the chubby goof from Parks and Recreation, into one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Sequels get a lot of hate, but I can’t wait to see Star-Lord (Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel)--who is already the internet’s favorite new character--get up to some interstellar hijinks. This trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t reveal much plot, but the misfit crew is obviously up to their old tricks and getting into sticky situations, like tangling with whatever that many-tentacled beast is and having awkward encounters elsewhere.

Though there aren’t any story details, this trailer makes me want to watch the shit out of this movie. Which just goes to show you don’t have to reveal an entire movie in a preview for it to do its job. Take note, movie people.

In addition to the core cast, writer/director James Gunn is back in the fold, as are Michael Rooker’s Yondu and Karen Gillan’s Nebula. New additions to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 include Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, and Sylvester Stallone in an as-yet unknown role.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and its crew of a-holes returns May 5, 2017.

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