I’m very excited today because Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews and Catherine from Thoughts All Sorts have selected me to be a featured guest this month for 2 Reel Quirky Cats! Being a guest is simple, all I had to do was review a movie trailer of my choice. When they ask me to review a trailer, I instantly knew which trailer I wanted to review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer. It is hands-down one of my all-time favorite trailers. I’ll get to why in a moment, but first here is the trailer for you to watch for yourself.
There are three simple reasons why I love this trailer so much:
Sets up team dynamic
This trailer shows the audience what they can expected from the character interactions throughout the film. A good example of this is the scene when Mantis reveals Star-Lord has feelings for Gamora in front of her and Drax. Another is when Star-Lord and Rocket are talking about if anybody has any tape. These two scenes in the trailer show how we should expect the characters to interact with each other throughout the rest of the film. With just two short moments, the trailer covered almost every guardian, too.
Sets up tone expectations
Alongside my first point, the trailer sets up the tone for the film well, mostly using the character interactions. It’s light and humorous, just like the first movie. The ends of the trailer with Rocket explaining how the bomb works in the beginning and Groot running away with the bomb at the end are the highlights for me and are a prime example of the tone to expect.
Sets up soundtrack
The first Guardians of the Galaxy had a fantastic retro soundtrack and this trailer confirms that the same can be expected in Vol. 2 by using Fox on the Run by Sweet. Knowing the soundtrack from the first film and a similar song being used in the trailer, it isn’t hard to realize that the sequel will have a similar sound.
Bonus: Baby Groot
What more do I need to say?! Baby Groot is absolutely adorable and the scene where he is attacking the Ravager on the bridge made the trailer for me.
Thanks to Gill and Catherine for inviting me to be a guest! They can be found on their blogs linked above or on Twitter at
What do you think of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer? What are some of your favorite trailers?
Until next time, cheers!