After multiple viewings, I can't decide if Baby Groot, who is still voiced by the gravel-throated Vin Diesel, is cool or too cutesy.
However, this tiny child (or sapling) brings a much different vibe than the intimidatingly tall arboresque warrior and scene-stealter we fell in love with and didnt want to piss off. Guardians is a wildly strange space adventure with cool battles, off-color humor and a throwback soundtrack, and an adorably voiced tree-child could be too cutesy and gimmicky when paired with intergalatic shenanigans which is unlike any other series in Marvel's cinematic arsenal.
Ultimately, we'll have to wait until May2017 to behold Baby Groot in all of his woodsy glory.
What's your knee-jerk reaction to Baby Groot in the trailer? Watch and sound off below.