Movie Preview: Can “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” catch lightning in a bottle…again?

The first teaser for the GOTG sequel (“Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2”) is nostalgic — for the first film and its judicious use of Blue Swede and “Hooked on a Feeling.”

They’re not giving us much, which is no real warning sign. But the first film was both unexpected and breathlessly anticipated. The second won’t have the element of surprise going for it. We’ve seen Mr. Pratt’s shtick, know Bradley Cooper’s raccoon voice and appreciate Zoe “Never Met a Franchise I Won’t Do” Saldana’s badass presence. Michael Rooker at his funniest. But Dave Bautista can’t be the sleeper but once.

It’ll make a mint. Will it be any good?

But Sly? Kurt Russell? Nathan Fillion? Let’s just say we’re intrugued, and withholding high hopes. Effects didn’t sell it, story didn’t either. Comedy and chemistry did.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
This entry was posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news. Bookmark the permalink.