Saturday, October 11, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy -- And Great Music

I don't know if it's because this summer was difficult...or I'm just tired...
    but most of the movies out now just seem mean, stupid -- or just plain silly.

A lot of them copy each other. Others seem violent just for fun. (And if f--- were suddenly removed from the English language, they'd be in big trouble.) Some are there for sex -- everything else is irrelevant. Others denigrate (pick a person, body type, or skin color).

The Brick suggested going to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Much to my surprise, I loved it!

This isn't just the story of a feisty, almost anti-hero and friends he accidentally collects as he tries to sell The Orb. (He scavenges to keep himself in breakfast food and space fuel.) Some are a, like Rocket the 'raccoon' and Groot the talking [tree?]. Oh, and the girl with green skin. And the "embroidered" wrestler. (He's in the Groot video below, in case you're curious.)

It's got creative fights. I enjoy a good brawl...if there's a reason for it. Lots of enthusiasm. Grand flourishes.

It's got lots of lippy remarks. (Pay attention -- there are some interesting shots at popular figures, politics and more here.)

Great costumes. Really Scary Villains. Even a rather gentle love story. (Not just kiss-and-instant-sex. Refreshing.)

And a surprisingly appealing mix of music, much of it from high school and college days for me. (Our Hero was kidnapped from Earth in the Eighties, with earphones, tape player and a tape of "Awesome Mix" songs his dying mother had put together for him.)

Like Redbone's Come and Get Your Love. 

You can also hear the Awesome Mix 'tape' on Youtube. It's been a surprise bestseller on the music charts, considering these are all 'old' songs. But they're still wonderful!

    (Youtube also has Awesome Mixes 2 & 3.)

And see Groot dancing to the Jackson Five. (It will make sense, once you see the movie. Trust me.)

I know. It all sounds weird. But it's full of color, action, rudeness...and is actually quite wonderful.

Go see it, especially if you graduated  during the late Seventies and Eighties.

I'm betting you'll like it. A lot.

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