We Are Groot: The Guardians of the Galaxy

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy! I am going to say more than that, but I needed to get that out of the way.  But before we dive into my not very refined review, here are some facts about the movie:

Genre: Marvel superhero movie

Length: 122 minutes

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro, …

Plot: After the existence of a very rare and dangerous infinity stone is confirmed an unlikely group of outlaws and misfits has to protect the galaxy from being destroyed.

Now, on to the important stuff – my review. This may contain spoilers, so if you want to go into the movie completely untained by my opinion – do not read on! As you may have noticed, I really like lists, so, here we go with another one comprised of my thoughts:

  • First off, what’s not to love about this movie? It is hilarious, action-packed and even touching at times. I mean the start of the movie was already heart-breaking and then I almost teared up again when Groot sacrificed himself (although I knew he would regrow again). And the jokes – they just kept on coming! I laughed so much during this film. I will admit to having a certain affinity for Marvel productions, but I have not yet met anyone who disliked this movie.
  • The soundtrack was absolutley amazing! Pairing this great music from the 60’s and 70’s with the sci-fi background of the story resulted in a truly awesome mix! If you don’t know the music, here’s a tracklist.
  • I love the cast! And not just the main cast. I was so happy to see Karen Gillan in a major movie, it was almost worth shaving off her entire hair (but then again, at least Marvel was nice enough to make her a wig out of her own hair – which is weird, but also kind of awesome).
  • I can’t wait for the sequel! I am not that familiar with the storyline, because I haven’t read the comics, but I really want to know who Peter’s dad is! An ancient, angel-like being sounds interesting to me.
  • Baby Groot! Dancing Baby Groot was so cute and definitely the star after the movie. In anticipation of going to the cinema und also because I am crazy; I crocheted for almost two days straight and attempted to make my very own Baby Groot. Since I was too lazy to go shopping for proper garn though, I just worked with what I could find at home. What do you think of the result?



So, that was it for today. Did you love the movie as much as I did? If not, I am definitely willing to discuss.


22 thoughts on “We Are Groot: The Guardians of the Galaxy

  1. I am currently reading the comic and Peter’s dad came from space and got his mom pregnant and then left. He actually meets him in space in the future when he becomes a Guardian of the Galaxy. I’m not sure exactly what or who he is but there’s that.
    But people believe that that big blob thing is his dad (when they go to try and open the infinity stone or whatever)


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