The early reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are out, and at the time of writing this article, it currently sits at a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here are some of the notable (and positive reviews):
The Wrap: “Vol. 2 is filler, to be sure, but if you like the flavor of these movies, you’ll enjoy this second bite.”
Variety: “Shot for shot, line and line, it’s an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series’ wizard of a director, James Gunn, is working to entertain you.”
EW: “It’s still a good Marvel movie (at times, a very good one), but it’s a come down from the dizzying highs of the first installment. The laughs are still there, but they’re less involuntary.”
Newark Star-Ledger: “Apart from the pleasure in seeing old characters in new ways, there’s also all the eye candy surrounding them. Marvel has never stinted on special effects, but this film is practically psychedelic.”
The Sun: “From its huge opening sequence to the last cameo, this easily stands up to its predecessor.”
Independent: “The second Guardians Of The Galaxy is Marvel Studios near its best: spectacular, funny and with a very likeable self-mocking quality.”
Nerdist: “The action’s great, the performances are top notch, and the soundtrack is killer. 2017’s first Marvel movie is, impressively, one of the best sci-fi adventures you could hope to see. I defy anyone to watch this and not smile from beginning to end.”
CinemaBlend: “While the sequel doesn’t pack the full punch of the original, it’s a wonderful follow-up that is richly dense in detail and features a parade of thrilling and fun surprises.”
Not all of the reviews were positive, however:
THR: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 plays like a second ride on a roller-coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now.”
Time Out: “For all its wit, speed and wacky cameos, this second instalment still feels like a disappointment.”
The Verge: “Compared to its predecessor, Guardians 2 has a hollow emotional core, and the plotting feels clumsy. This movie doesn’t have any real purpose, even as a bridge to other chapters in the Marvel story.”
We Live Entertainment: “Even the things people liked about the first movie get exaggerated until it’s not cute anymore. Since everyone loved the blacklight joke, there are now constant sex jokes. Everyone loved Baby Groot in one scene, so now he’s in the whole movie.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5th.