'Guardians' sequel blasts off to $17M on opening night

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has dropped a bit on Rotten Tomatoes.

When you're purchasing your tickets to see "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" - because, duh why not?! - make sure you select to see it in 3D. James Gunn once again serves as director, with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan reprising their roles as Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Baby Groot, Drax, and Nebula, respectively.

That appears to be what will happen to the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves, as Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, explained to Nerdist that despite how popular the Guardians are, it's not their group's name on the title.

Adding to the fun is Kurt Russell as Quill's almost omnipotent dad.

Even though this is a superhero movie, the real theme throughout the Marvel masterpiece is finding your family - and who truly is your family. He really knows my face and has got a lot of tricks up my sleeve. That's why these films are typically jam packed with cameos from characters that you may not have expected to see.

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On a less-serious note, fans will absolutely love the way the characters have developed since the first movie.

"Baby Groot is so cute and amusing".

A team of unknown Marvel oddballs - a talking raccoon, a living tree, two green people and the goofy guy from "Parks and Recreation" - headlined a movie from a director best known for cult horror, and it turned out to be a massive blockbuster, a fun, kinetic space adventure that was both a breezy, amusing jaunt as well as an epic sci-fi film. It looks as if Gunn made Star-Lord less goofy (which I gladly welcomed), but amped it up for Drax. He is still struggling with his past in the sequel, but he certainly doesn't let up with his "jerk" attitude. Unlike a lot of these movies nowadays that release their films in 3D just to make an extra buck, Vol. 2 goes the extra mile to make the experience well worth the extra money. I'm Johnnie-U, and this has been my movie review.

"The film's background music is a classic album of old songs". Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now and is a production of Marvel Studios, part of the Walt Disney Company, which is the parent company of 6abc. But prepare to get sucker-punched by the feels, as the kids say, every single time the camera turns to Baby Groot. Usually 10 writers is the kiss of death but here, it leads to a ideal blend of humor, action and special effects. I got to start from scratch with the story this time. It may not be quite as fresh as the original film, but the characters and special effects are great and should certainly thrill audiences that loved the original film.