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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: 12 Critical Reactions You Need To Know

A (mostly) worthy follow-up.

Marvel Studios

American audiences may have to wait until May 5th to get their next Guardians of the Galaxy fix, but with the international roll-out beginning this week, reviews are starting to trickle out.

The easy critical consensus so far is that Guardians Vol. 2 is a more-than-worthy follow-up to the 2014 instant classic, and while mileage seems likely to vary on how exactly it fares compared to the original, it nevertheless serves to extend the Marvel Cinematic Universe's impeccable critical winning streak.

It's clear that James Gunn hasn't made a perfect film, and in many estimations a lesser effort than what came before, but for the majority of fans, it'll deliver the riotously off-kilter, action-packed, visually stunning goods.

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