But I am starting to wonder if these trailers give too much away. I don’t want to feel like I’ve seen everything Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has to offer before I step in the theater. This wouldn’t be the first movie to make that mistake.
Make no mistake, though, this trailer rocks. We get our first big look at the force seemingly threatening the galaxy this time around. There’s tons of action (check out the gigantic gun Gamora wields towards the end), great humor, and seriously top notch visuals. Honestly, these trailers kind of make me wonder if everything will be too bright and beautiful for my old fuddy-duddy eyes. The action in this trailer is gorgeous.
Where I’m kind of disappointed is the reveal of Peter’s father at the end. Look, I understand this is no secret. Every fan has known for months about Kurt Russell’s casting as Ego, Peter’s planetary shape-shifting father. The plot of the movie revolves around him, after all. Still, actually seeing him here was kind of disappointing. I think the moment works better if you go in not knowing when and why he’ll eventually show up.
Still, it’s a small complaint about another highly entertaining trailer. The first Guardians of the Galaxy was a great time and all its elements are present here in spades. The new additions seem to fit in well, and I’m intrigued to figure out how Nebula fits back into this mix. Baby Groot is incredible and the previous trailers have suggested either he or Drax will steal the show. Or maybe Mantis? Her brief spots have been among the best and her connection to Ego should feature her considerably in the plot.
Guardians 2 looks like an action-packed thrill ride and I can’t wait to watch it. Though I’m wondering just how much more of the fight against the space squid thing can possibly be left to show.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 released in theaters on May 5. The huge cast includes Chris Pratt (in hopefully a better space movie than Passengers), Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillian, and Pom Klementieff.