Baby Groot vs. Old Man Logan — Who Had The Better Debut?
And if you ask me there were two stars who clearly stood out from the rest.
Baby Groot absolutely steals the show despite only getting a few seconds of screen time in the GotG Vol. 2 sneak peek, and do I really need to explain why Wolverine is the star of the Logan trailer?
So now the only question on my mind is which one of these two fan favorites had the better debut?
Let’s break this down in the most scientific way possible, shall we?
Round 1: Trailers
This 86 second sneak peek pretty much made my day when it dropped.
Drax’s awkward dating advice for Star-Lord cracked me up and the callback to Blue Swede’s Hooked On A Feeling was a really nice touch.
But this is supposed to be all about Baby Groot, and unfortunately he’s not even in this thing until the very end.
Overall I loved the teaser, but it could have used a little bit more of everyone’s favorite dancing tree monster.
Meanwhile, this trailer got me insanely excited about a movie I didn’t even care about 48 hours ago.
Hugh Jackman looks downright badass as a worn down and grizzled Wolverine and the red band trailer showed us this could end up being a very bloody affair.
But the real game changer here is the use of Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt, which is pretty much cheating.
It’s almost guaranteed I’m going to cry any time I hear this song and if you’re familiar with the Old Man Logan comics you know exactly why it’s such a perfect choice.
This round definitely goes to Logan.
Round 2: Look
We all already knew that Baby Groot was adorable when we saw him dancing to The Jackson 5 at the end of the first GotG and he looks just as cute hiding behind Star-Lord’s boot in the Vol. 2 poster.
But can we take a minute to talk about the tiny jacket he’s wearing at the end of the sneak peek?
I completely missed it the first time around, but after obsessively looking up Baby Groot pics on the internet for the next hour I noticed they gave him a little uniform and I pretty much lost it.
Now let’s check out his less cute counterpart…
Hugh Jackman pretty much is Wolverine at this point.
He’s been playing Logan on the big screen ever since X-Men first dropped back in 2000 and it’s crazy to think this is the last time we’ll see him with his signature claws.
I already mentioned before how much I love his look as the aged Canadian mutant, but at the end of the day it’s pretty much the same character we’ve seen before with some grey hair and a few extra battle scars.
Baby Groot and his tiny red jacket all the way.
Round 3: Expectations
To be completely honest I haven’t seen any of the Wolverine solo flicks, and from what I’ve heard I’m not missing out on much.
And while I’ve been a fan of most of the X-Men movies, Days Of Future Past didn’t really blow me away and Apocalypse was one of the biggest piles of turd I’ve seen this year.
So as I mentioned before I didn’t really have expectations for this movie, but that was before I saw the trailer.
I’m already a big fan of Mark Millar’s original Old Man Logan comics and I initially wasn’t sure if they’d be able to accomplish the same look and tone on the big screen, but this first glimpse looks pretty damn promising.
I’m also a huge fan of the first Guardians Of the Galaxy movie, so it’s fair to say the bar was already set pretty high for Vol. 2.
To make things even better, the sneak peek gave me everything I could’ve hoped for. There was humor, there was action, and did I already mention how much I love Baby Groot’s uniform?
So when it comes down to it, this trailer got me even more excited for a movie I was already really excited for.
If you didn’t already get the point, I loved both of these teasers. But if I had to pick one I would have to go with Logan, and I really wasn’t expecting that.
The song choice. Patrick Stewart back at his rightful place as Professor X. The first look at X-23.
Everything about this trailer was perfect.
Even though I haven’t been thrilled with the last few installments in the X-Men franchise, this one gives me a lot of hope that they’ll be able to return to form.
But let’s be honest. I’m going to end up seeing both of these movies and if you made it to the end of this article there’s a good chance you will too.