Guardians of the Galaxy characters don't speak English

If you’re one of those left-brained people who refuses to suspend their disbelief while watching the Guardians of the Galaxy films, wondering just how and why all these aliens from distant universes speak English, director James Gunn would like a few words with you. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 aren’t speaking English at all; a voice translator is doing all the work. In a series of tweets, Gunn yet again confirmed the Guardians of the Galaxy characters don’t speak English. See the details below.

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Morning Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 VFX Reel

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, the best sketch from the season premiere of Saturday Night Live features Ryan Gosling haunted by James Cameron‘s apparent lazy use of a certain default word processor font for the Avatar logo. Plus, a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 visual effects reel won’t let us unsee how creepy Rocket Raccoon looks without fur (or even skin), and we find out how many times Viggo Mortensen almost died on the set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read More »

Star Wars Blips - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a series of animated shorts called Star Wars Blips feature Porgs and BB-8’s evil droid nemesis BB-9E. Plus, watch an alien from the future named Garyx Wormuloid review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and go behind the scenes of Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note to learn more about the demon Ryuk. Read More »

Michael Rooker Falls Asleep in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Blooper

Director James Gunn has a special bond with his Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Michael Rooker. Even before the two worked together on Gunn’s directorial debut Slither in 2006, the filmmaker was a fan of the character actor’s work, and since then the two have sparked a bromance. That’s why James Gunn has no problem sharing an embarrassing outtake from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 involving Michael Rooker

Believe it or not, the scene in question features Michael Rooker actually falling asleep in the middle of a take, so much that you can hear him snoring. But in order to talk about this scene, we have to put out a spoiler warning. So if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, do not proceed any further. You’ve been warned! Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Diorama

Even if you didn’t love Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as much as the original Marvel Studios movie that kicked off the franchise a few years ago, you can’t deny that the opening credits sequence is one of the best of all time.

Fueled by Electric Light Orchestra’s upbeat track “Mr. Blue Sky,” we get to see our ragtag team of cosmic criminals turned heroes take on a battery hungry monster called an abilisk. But that’s all in the background, because the real action comes from the adorable Baby Groot shaking his roots and branches all over the place. That entire scene comes to life in a new 1:10 scale Guardians of the Galaxy 2 diorama from Iron Studios. Check it out below. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is so great…and how it exposes problems in other superhero movies.)

Here we are, celebrating today’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’s Blu-ray release, and I’m still asking myself the same question. How did James Gunn’s lovable superhero squad go from space-cowboy-nobodies to (some of) the world’s favorite comic movie heroes?

Star-Lord sauntered into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with minimal mainstream presence, flanked by a ragtag posse of oddballs. A gun-nut raccoon who talks? His walking, single catchphrase tree friend? Gunn had to establish singular origins, unite an Avengers-like alliance, and rock a grandiose space opera in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Then Vol. 2 needed to advance team-building, introduce even more characters and calcify the same emotional backbone. Frankly, none of this should have worked. Like how Suicide Squad attempted the same big-team buildup with half/a quarter/none of the same results.

Yet here stands James Gunn, with two of the most famous, successful, recognizable Marvel entries to his name. His success is even more impressive when you compare it directly to one of Marvel Studios’ “bigger” and more central movies: Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Guardians Inferno

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, on this day that a total eclipse of the heart sun will be seen in certain parts of the world, take a look at the history of eclipses in film and television. Plus, go behind the scenes of the disco music video for “Guardians Inferno” from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack and watch a Game of Thrones trailer cut in the style of Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer

Next week brings Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, which means Marvel fans will be watching it over and over again until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters. Or at least until the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer arrives. But since the movie has been available on Digital HD since last week, Honest Trailers is here to take some jabs at the movie that they describe as an episode of My Two Dads in space, but with maybe too much laughing from our main characters.

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer below to see what they’re talking about. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Adolescent Groot

People sure did love Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), and for good reasons. Just look at him. There’s something immediately endearing about him. Even his childlike eyes go a long way to make him adorable. Adolescent Groot, not Teen Groot, is a little less adorable and more irritable. In a fun post-credits sequence, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) gave him a talking to about his messy room, but in a longer version of the scene, he also tries desperately to convince Adolescent Groot of his coolness.

Below, watch the extended Guardians of the Galaxy 2 credits scene.

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How Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Should Have Ended

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 available now on Digital HD and coming soon to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, you just know the folks at How It Should Have Ended couldn’t resist giving the Marvel Studios sequel a different conclusion.

Though there may not be multiple credits scenes, there are various tangents that the HISHE crew goes on that shake up the kind of trouble our ragtag team of space criminals get themselves into.

Watch How Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Should Have Ended below. Read More »