Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista's 'GOTG' screen test is worth watching

Giggles Neither Ellen or her guest could contain their laughs during the game

Giggles Neither Ellen or her guest could contain their laughs during the game

The actress, a longtime fixture in the outer space-set "Star Trek" and "Avatar" film franchises, is reprising her role as green-skinned assassin Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", the sequel to her other highly successful sci-fi tentpole. I hate to be negative on some wannabe film critic shit because I really really, really love the guy, but Chris Pratt ain't got the juice, man. Hollywood keeps trying to force it on us, but just because you give a white dude a new set of abs doesn't mean he's built to be a movie star, and that's evident by Guardians 2. He, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) travel with his father and empath Mantis, while Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot in baby form (Vin Diesel), Gamora's vengeful sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) and former Ravagers leader Yondu (Michael Rooker) deal with his former band of pirates and the Sovereign, a race of people obsessed with genetic perfection, who are not too happy Rocket stole from them. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed. I honestly don't know why you're still reading this, when you should have already gone and bought the book. Hot off your portrayal of a Disney heroine you get this: "The Circle". "We shot a lot in that moment when he came down to Atlanta to film that", Feige said. I can't remember exactly.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Gunn thanked everyone who supported his film. That's a big jump over the $94.3 million of the first installment and while you can chalk much of that up to brand recognition (many moviegoers didn't know who the Guardians were three short years ago), there's something else at play here.

The versatility in character development, for me, provides two things to the action movie experience: depth and memorability. What most people loved about the first film is still here. From the very first scene, it's apparent that the film will focus on the theme of family, and nearly every plot and side-plot explores what a family actually is, and what it means to belong. It is, as far as Lee's cameos go, brief - as is befitting the moment - and most fans likely assumed that would be the last we'd see of him. The action is still pretty great, the science fiction elements fresh and interesting and humor is mostly on point. But I'm still the first person to put my hand up and say I am a Marvel rookie, I'm learning everything on the fly. It's a dirty universe out there, even when you're not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin.

How recently did you film it?

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To sum it up in the somewhat cheesy parlance of the first film: "We are Groot".

Ayesha's Adam is actually the superhero Adam Warlock, variously referred to in the comics as the "Master of All Souls", the "Avatar of Life", the "Ultimate Avenger" and the "God Slayer".

As comedic as the movie is, it feels much more controlled than the first one.

DEBICKI: Tell me what my year looks like, basically. "But going to NY and walking down the sidewalk, I panic". Just seeing the gang back together at the beginning of the flick, made me grin and I was instantly pleased.

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