Friday, Dec 02, 2022

‘I Am Groot’ On Disney+ Hotstar Review: Vin Diesel As Baby Groot Is Too Cute To Miss Out

‘I Am Groot’ On Disney+ Hotstar Review: Vin Diesel As Baby Groot Is Too Cute To Miss Out

Outlook rating
3.5 / 5

Vin Diesel is back to play the iconic character of Groot from the Avengers universe. This time he is playing the much-loved Baby Groot. Is the 5-episodic web series on Disney+ Hotstar worth a watch? Read the full review to find out.

A Still From 'I Am Groot'
A Still From 'I Am Groot' Instagram


Kirsten Lepore


Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, James Gunn, Trevor Devall

What’s The Story

Groot (later Baby Groot) is one of the most popular characters in the Avengers. The character finally gets his own spin-off for a short format web series with 5 episodes each of not more than 5-minutes each. Each short follows Baby Groot, played and voiced by Vin Diesel, as he grows up in the galaxy. The shorts focus on Baby Groot’s adventures with new and unusual characters that get him into trouble in the universe. Will he be able to learn some important life lessons along the path? Or will it be just about a fun ride growing up? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out.

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What’s Good

Baby Groot’s Cute Antics

Baby Groot has always been a loveable character, and this time, the makers have dialled up the cuteness to another level altogether. Kirsten Lepore’s writing and direction is what makes this character so likeable. Ever nuance and antic that Baby Groot does in each of the 5 episodes is sure to elicit love and laughter from you.

Vin Diesel as Baby Groot nails it again with his iconic gruff voice. Without uttering even a single dialogue besides saying ‘I Am Groot’, Diesel manages to bring a life to the character and make him funny, cute and loveable. Having seen Diesel in always super-manly avatars in films like the ‘Fast And Furious’ Franchise’ and ‘XXX’ franchise, it’s unimaginable to even fathom that he is the person who has played the character of Baby Groot.

Bradley Cooper in a small cameo as Rocket is sure to make you laugh in that blink-and-miss appearance.

What’s Bad

5 Minutes Per Episode Is Just Too Less

There are very few web series or films where you feel, I wish I could see more of this character. ‘I Am Groot’ is one such web series. With just 5-minutes per episode, you’re left wanting to see more of Baby Groot’s cuteness and his hilarious antics as he grows up in completely alien places.


‘I Am Groot’ manages to entice you and make you fall in love with the cuteness of Baby Groot once again in such a small appearance on screen. As a second season of the show with another similar 5 episodes are underway, it gives hope to see more of the character in the next season. This is definitely a Breezy Quick Watch. I am going with 3.5 stars.