The first reactions for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are in - and so far reviewers approve.
According to NME, a select number of US journalists were treated to a press screening in LA on Monday night.
Full reviews are currently under wraps, but several reviewers shared their reactions on Twitter. Most responses were positive, with one saying the new film is "funnier than the original" and provides an "unexpected emotional profoundness".
Collider writer Haleigh Foutch said the sequel is "A whole heap of fun. Gorgeous, a bit mad, and surprisingly emotional."
However, not all were impressed; one reviewer said the film is "slightly uneven," and critic Jeff Snider said in a now-deleted Tweet: "What felt fresh now feels forced."
Don't think I've heard so much laughter at a press screening. People seemed to really be digging Guardians Vol. 2. Can't say more (yet)— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) April 18, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a whole heap of fun. Gorgeous, a bit mad, and surprisingly emotional. And yes, Baby Groot is everything.— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) April 18, 2017
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is exciting, funny, gorgeous & a helluva tearjerker. For many, it will become their new favorite Marvel movie pic.twitter.com/Po4ZOSPs8Q— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 18, 2017
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 is a lot of fun. Action-packed & even more classic '70s/early '80s music cues.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) April 18, 2017
I say without hyperbole: #GotGVol2 is MCU at its very best. Grand adventure with intimate stakes. Uses every damn color in the crayon box.— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 18, 2017
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 kept a smile on my face from beginning to end. Funny, action packed, emotional, and tons of surprises. Thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/aIz7Redwin— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 18, 2017
Didn't love #GotGVol2 as much as the 1st but it's still super fun. Really enjoy spending time w/ this kooky family, especially Drax & Groot!— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 18, 2017
The film is released in New Zealand on Tuesday April 25.