There's only one movie on the docket this week, but it's a big one, as Marvel Studios and writer/director James Gunn take us back to the farthest reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Get ready for a return to the comic book movie franchise with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Rotten Watch Prediction

The last time we met our intrepid quintet of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, they had kept the Infinity Gem out of the hands of Thanos, and were off to explore the galaxy which they guard. Guardians of the Galaxy (91%) was excellent in every aspect of what you'd want from a big budget blockbuster. It had tons of laughs, a solid story, a wide-ranging group of characters each with their own peccadillos, and solid action sequences throughout. Considering the Guardians are/were relative afterthoughts in the pantheon of comic book characters, James Gunn and company handled them deftly and put the group near the forefront of the genre. It was quite an accomplishment - and it looks like the sequel is nearly as good.

James Gunn is back directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and critics are already basically falling over themselves in love with the output. We pick up again with the titular team as they've seen their galactic stars on the rise after the events of first film. From the trailer, it looks like another high-powered space adventure with a lot of the same comedic and visual effect beats that worked in the first film. Critics have it at 87% right now with more than 100 reviews, so it stands to reason this one falls right in line with the original. It's a fantastic franchise debut and looks very much like what we want out of comic book flicks: fun, high octane and funny. Oh and the soundtrack kick ass too.

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