The Flora colossus pop culture icon Groot leads a series in Disney +’s I Am Groot. Kirsten Lepore oversees the show, which follows Baby Groot as he grows up in the galaxy, going on adventures with new and unusual characters that get him into trouble. There’s no guarding the galaxy against this mischievous toddler! Get ready as Baby Groot takes center stage in his very own collection of shorts, exploring his glory days growing up and getting into trouble among the stars.
The five episodes in the series only run around three minutes which is fine as the series doesn’t need to overstay its welcome. Kudos to the writing team for refusing to cutify Groot with dialogue overly. For the most part, the character stays true to the one from the films.
The first episode, “Groot’s First Steps,” explores Groot growing out of his pot and seeing the joys of life. The remaining episodes include adventures for Groot on vacation, taking a bath, and meeting other space creatures. Upon first hearing of the series, I thought that it would take place after the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. However, according to James Gunn, the director of all Guardians films, the series is not necessarily connected to his films. Instead, he considers them “canon to themselves” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Not necessarily groundbreaking, I Am Groot is also harmless. While I doubt that older Marvel fans will give the series repeat views, I’m sure young viewers will enjoy it.
Final Grade: B-
All episodes of I Am Groot are available to stream now.
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