Remember in high school when you showed up to class and completely forgot that you had a major exam that day? You spend the next two days freaking out thinking about how you bombed the test and how your parents are going to kill you. Then you imagine yourself doing terrible grunt work around the house as your parents laugh at your misery. And then the day finally comes, when you get back the test you forgot about, and when your eyes glance over the score that you got, you begin to believe that maybe – somewhere in the vast expanse that is our universe – there is a God because you scored a 100. Well, while it wasn’t a high school test, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 did score an extreme rarity by getting a 100 in a recent screen test, and it’s all anyone can talk about.
There really is no record as to what the last movie to get a 100 in a screen test was, but it’s just known as a rare accomplishment. To put it into some perspective, Iron Man 3 and The Avengers both scored in the high 90s. While the Avengers was a pretty good movie, Iron Man 3 was less than spectacular. So it should be said that you may want to take the results with a grain of salt. Still, it’s quite incredible for an entire audience to unanimously give the movie a 100 out of 100.
So how does a movie test screen work? First of all, the audience is recruited – by asking people at the mall or grocery shopping. Once the production company has their audience they are shown the film. Afterwards, they’re asked to rate the movie through a series of boxes that range from excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. The results are then scaled and follow-up questions and discussions are held.
According to the original report from THR, Marvel brings in a more select group they like to call “friends and families screenings.” It sounds very fishy and could mean almost anything. So how is one supposed to accept this perfect score? Cautiously, but it doesn’t mean that the movie is going to be terrible. If you remember the trailer that was released not too long ago, the movie looks like it could be better than the first, and that’s saying a lot considering the first movie was great. As much as you try not to like him, admit it – baby Groot looks awesome.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5th, 2017.