I just recently watched this movie, I really enjoyed the first part o the movie and after that I anticipated the sequel. This isn’t just your typical super hero movie, it includes adorable space aliens, nostalgic/cheesy ’70s/’80s music, clever family-friendly humor, unconventional storytelling, well, compared to other Marvel movies. Now on to my favorite part of the movie.
As they’re waiting to defend the batteries, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) cocks her weapon, and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) asks, “Is that a rifle?”
“You don’t know what a rifle looks like?” she responds.
“It’s just swords were your thing and guns were mine, but I guess we’re both doing guns now,” he replies. “I just didn’t know that.”
Meanwhile, instead of getting together a big trap for the aliens that are about to attack them, Rocket has been trying to figure out music for them to listen to.
Ah yes, the gang is back together. But before there’s any more time for a reunion, the alien arrives—a squid thing with some sort of anus mouth filled with teeth. This is precisely where any other superhero movie—Marvel or otherwise—would begin a capital-E Epic space battle. Instead, we cut to Baby Groot.
Long before the movie had been out, Baby Groot toys, desk pots, shirts, stuffed animals—you name it—had already been a thing. Groot from the first film was already a fan favorite, and killing him off and having him reborn phoenix-like as Baby Groot, who is the same dumb and lovable tree but immensely cuter, only made the character more popular. I can safely say that in a culture where there’s something problematic about everything, there’s nothing wrong with Baby Groot. The people want Baby Groot. And in this scene, that’s what they get.
Baby Groot plugs in the music, blasts Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky,” and starts dancing around the arena as the team fights. The camera stays focused on Baby Groot dancing, while the battle rages in the peripheral behind him. The rest of the Guardians go in and out of the frame interacting with Baby Groot and each other, and all of it plays out as unconcerned and unconventional as we’ve come to love from these movies.
And that is my best scene in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, If you haven’t watched it yet, GO WATCH IT NOW!