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

Audiences will get the chance to decide if Baby Groot really is a scene stealer when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5.

Rooker discussed how he interpreted Yondu's reaction to being betrayed by Star-Lord at the end of the first film. It also doesn't hurt to mention how great the soundtrack was, too. I think he was a little annoyed but he just kinda put up with it.

The actor, who plays Drax the Destroyer, took part in an interview about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and made it clear that starring in scenes besides this new version of Groot is less than easy. We will let you know as soon as we find out, but it won't be for a long time. But not much is ever really said about the gamut of sequel formulas with which we have become familiarized.

The Guardians' latest adventure tops the original by being funnier, having a better villain and clearly embracing its status as Disney's most offbeat Marvel franchise. "I got a nicely written, challenging role to bring to life".

Guardians, on the other hand, is able to deliver the dark story with emotional investment that turns out effective results.

In 3D IMAX, the first half of this Marvel (lous) universe gives viewers the heady feel of being immersed in the action. Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) also finally meets his father, Ego (Kurt Russell). "From what I was told, it's not a lot of digital". By know mean is it the enthusiastic and energetic film you saw three years ago.

ABC News spoke to "Guardians Vol. 2" director of photography Henry Braham about his time on the set. More weird characters, more quirk, more action, more planets, more aliens, more everything.

While writer-director James Gunn's film gets serious at times as it confronts family issues in and outside of the core group, Bautista and Cooper are laugh-out amusing throughout, and easily keep the film from being dragged into the doldrums. When I look at the first one and I look at the second one I just automatically say, "Wow!"

Earlier this year, I reviewed a film he wrote but did not direct, The Belko Experiment. On top of the cameos from lesser-known Marvel characters, fans know that legendary Marvel writer Stan Lee always makes an appearance in these films as well. Gunn leans a bit too hard on the sentimental themes, but when he has a group of characters this likable and charming, he can hardly be blamed for wanting them to be one big happy family.

  • Salvatore Jensen