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- Feb 8, 2002
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I haven't seen the movie since the day it came out but did Sweet's "Fox On The Run" actually get used in the movie or was it only in the trailer?Much has been made of the movie's soundtrack, and it's one of the best things about the movie. All too often, popular music in films can seem trite; so much of it has been used before and it sounds so familiar. Gunn changed that by using songs that we haven't heard in movies a lot, and unearthing tracks that might have been a hit for 5 minutes 40 years ago, but which haven't gotten a lot of airplay in years.
That dude is great and I'm so happy that James Gunn was a fan & was able to get him some long overdue notice during the back half of his career.This is some of the best work Michael Rooker has ever done, and that's saying something. The guy's had an outstanding career for 30 years.
Couldn’t agree more. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is fantastic. Definitely one of my favorites in the MCU.As fate would have it, the next film the kids and I watched yesterday was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It's hard not to think about the film in the context of the news, but my kids' reactions are pure, since they know nothing about the news.
They loved it. This was the fourth time they've seen this one, and none of it gets old for them. They howled with laughter many times and were also on the edges of their seats several times. One of the kids said this one and Infinity War are tied for his favorite Marvel movie. My kids have plenty of Guardians toys, and plush versions of Rocket, Groot and Cosmo adorn their room. Every few days, they're wearing a Guardians t-shirt. We went across the country back in the spring to visit Disneyland's Guardians ride and they got to meet Groot.
My reaction hasn't changed since I first saw it. I think it's terrific. We watched the blu-ray with James Gunn's intro (a nice thing they also did with Scott Derrickson on Doctor Strange), and he said this was a very personal film for him and that Marvel gave him "absolute freedom" to make the film he wanted. There's a great scene late in the film where Rocket and Yondu are yelling at each other, and Yondu says he knows who Rocket is, and why he pretends to be so tough and how he's empty inside, and it's because Yondu is the same way. I suspect there's more than a bit of Gunn in there.
I think great writing first gives you characters to care about and puts them in situations that tell a story and let them grow. The characters in Guardians do that very well. In many ways, these are the most well-developed characters in the MCU, with the most pathos, which is why they're so beloved. It doesn't hurt either that the script is one of the funniest out of 20 movies. The humor plays a huge part in endearing the characters to us, and it works.
I think everything about the movie works. The visuals - particularly of Ego's planet - are among some of the most beautiful I've ever seen in a film. (Inspiration was taken from the artwork of Al Williamson, one of my favorites.) Much has been made of the movie's soundtrack, and it's one of the best things about the movie. All too often, popular music in films can seem trite; so much of it has been used before and it sounds so familiar. Gunn changed that by using songs that we haven't heard in movies a lot, and unearthing tracks that might have been a hit for 5 minutes 40 years ago, but which haven't gotten a lot of airplay in years. And he follows the rule that I heard best explained by David Chase of Sopranos fame: As long as the song connects to something that's going on emotionally in your scene, it will work. Put all that together, and you have a thrilling soundtrack to take you through the film.
This is some of the best work Michael Rooker has ever done, and that's saying something. The guy's had an outstanding career for 30 years.
To touch on the news for a second, I will just say it will be a great injustice for movie fans if this is Gunn's last Guardians movie.
I haven't seen the movie since the day it came out but did Sweet's "Fox On The Run" actually get used in the movie or was it only in the trailer?
It helped that my kids had just discovered the Ramones in the months prior to Homecoming's release. So, when Blitzkrieg Bop was featured in the film, they went "Yeeeeaah!" One of them now proudly wears his Ramones t-shirt every chance he gets.Spider-Man and the Ramones are the two best things to ever come out of Queens. Hell, they're two of the best things to come out of anywhere.
I've heard it said that the greatest music either influenced the Ramones or was influenced by the Ramones.Since appreciation of music is subjective, I didn't want to make a declaration that the Ramones are better than Simon And Garfunkel but I'll say it now- The Ramones are the best.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was called the Coffee Bean.Also, I agree that Simon & Garfunkel are of Queens. I have long thought that there should have been a period-specific Spider-Man movie, set in the 1960s, with music playing at the Coffee Bean (wasn't that the name of the gang's hangout in the Stan Lee era?) and S&G would have fit in perfectly.
I'm sure I'm misquoting Steven Van Zandt but I believe the idea is that The Beatles and the Ramones are both so highly influential that every garage rock band that came after them was influenced by them to some degree.I've heard it said that the greatest music either influenced the Ramones or was influenced by the Ramones.