I Am Groot: Need to See to Understand the Rest of MCU?


I Am Groot, the new Marvel series, is now available on Disney+. It has five very short “mini-episodes” that show the alien and Guardians of the Galaxy member as a “baby” getting into different kinds of trouble in different places. This is not a typical MCU (or UCM) production because it is short and the story doesn’t go in a straight line. Do we need to see it to understand the rest of the universe?

Should I watch “I Am Groot”?

No, that’s not true. Officially, I Am Groot, which stars Vin Diesel again, takes place between Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, especially before a scene that happens after the credits. But because it doesn’t have a central theme and is more like a children’s comedy show, it isn’t important to the larger story of the Marvel Universe. This is because it doesn’t involve any other characters and each story about him stands alone. The Guardians has a small character.

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t watch this show. It’s a relief that she doesn’t have to be connected to Marvel, which makes the whole 20-minute thing a lot more fun and easy to watch.

Each episode is only a few minutes long or a little longer, and there are a total of five. Overall, it’s kind of a physical comedy like Mr. Bean, but it has a lot of Minions in it, and the fact that they’re only on screen for a few minutes keeps you from getting bored.

Every episode means something different

On the other hand, every episode means something different. There’s a sci-fi horror story and a more fun adventure story. Both are visually appealing, so you can watch them even if you don’t have to.

Marvel might make more of this kind of content in the future. This small, independent formula that plays with its characters and world without being “the weight” of the MCU could be the detail that the franchise is missing. Also, the production never looks like it’s falling apart.

On Disney Plus, you can now watch all of the episodes of “I Am Groot.”