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It's been nearly three full years since Guardians of the Galaxy opened in theaters and took the world by storm, but moviegoers won't have to wait long to reunite with the eponymous superhero team. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot will be back soon for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, sharing the big screen with plenty of familiar faces and a decent amount of new ones. While the public will have to wait a couple more weeks to see it in theaters, the sequel just finished a special screening, and the reactions from those in attendance are flying in now. We've collected some of these immediate thoughts below, and not to worry, there aren't any spoilers ahead.
Next, Germain Lussier from io9 commended the movie for both its unexpectedness and emotional power.
Anna Klassen from Bustle enjoyed both how fun the movie was and, like the first Guardians of the Galaxy, how it had unique music.
However, not everyone was as taken in with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider didn't consider it as good as the first movie, saying that the material doesn't feel fresh anymore.
Finally, Collider's Steve Weintraub used Amy Poehler to to accompany his support for the Guardians sequel.
These are just a few of the reactions that are coming in post-screening, but overall, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is receiving a lot of positive reception, so it sounds like Marvel has yet another hit on their hands. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more detailed thoughts about the May blockbuster.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released to the public on May 5, and make sure to check back with CinemaBlend soon to read our full review of the movie.