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Guardians Vol. 2: Unanswered Questions

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I’m continuing with the Guardians of the Galaxy (vol.2 ) themed posts.

And today, I’m going to be talking/ranting about some questions I had going in that are STILL UNANSWERED. So, since I had them before going in, and they weren’t answered, take that how you will as a spoiler alert.

1) Why is the name “Baby Groot” rather than “Grootlet”? I mean, think about it. The suffix “let” makes anything even more adorabler. “Rootlet” is a word meaning “small root“, often used in association with seedlings (which Grootlet kinda is), and it just makes SO MUCH SENSE TO CALL HIM THAT.

And the movie does NOT answer that!! UNANSWERED!

2) HOW did they make Groolet so adorable? To be fair, this is more likely to be answered in special features on DVD bonus content. But still. HOW?!?! He’s a plant! By rights, the Disney Cuteness Factors don’t even apply. HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE EARS.

3) Will there be a Guardians 3? We know that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War. But it’s not clear to me whether there will be a third one. (Granted, it might be because I don’t know the comics. They may have provided the information to the people who know the comics.)

So, yep! Three unanswered questions. How about you?

Guardians Vol. 2: Minor Credits Spoiler

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So, as I mentioned yesterday, I got to see Guardians of the Galaxy recently. And as you may have noticed from the promos and everything, the young Groot is basically the cutest, most absolutely adorable character ever.

Part of it is the continuing gag from the first film, where Groot will say his line (“I am Groot”) and Rocket (the raccoon) will translate. And even the credits played with this. Periodically, the words “I am Groot” would show up… and then promptly be translated.

It was very well done.

Anyway, have a lovely day!

Guardians Vol 2 is recommended

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I got to go see Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 2) yesterday, and I enjoyed it.

In fact, I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys fun action movies in space that feature a talking raccoon and walking tree that says “I am Groot”.

I think the opening sequence itself is probably worth getting the movie for! (Especially if you wait for it to come out on Netflix. Then, it doesn’t really cost anything extra (if you already have Netflix) or at least you get fun other benefits as well.)

So, yeah. Fun movie. I was sold from the very beginning.

Happy Wednesday!

A Sky High Graduate Successfully works!

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So. I was recently rewatching “Sky High“. (It’s a fun, totally cheesy Disney Superhero movie.)

One of the main characters, Layla, is a “hero support” student.

It also turns out that the same person is a hero-supporter (Caitlin Snow) in “The Flash“.

So, Sky High worked! It just may have taken a hop to an alternate universe for that particular person.

Anyway. Have a lovely day!

Today’s Fluff Assignment: Watch Sherlock Series 4

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Greetings, readers!

I sincerely hope that you have seen seasons 1-3 of Sherlock. I also hope you have seen Episode 1 of Season 4.

I hope this in part because the last two episodes of series 4 (episodes 2-3) are presently available on the PBS website.

Although I was not particularly a fan of episode 1 of the series 4, it was required to set up the rest of the season. (That is, episodes 2 and 3.)

And Episodes 2 and 3 entirely delivered.

For context: I enjoyed season 1, really liked series 2, was moderately indifferent about series 3, and was not necessarily a fan of the New Year’s Special that came out last year. However, I personally think that episodes 4.2 and 4.3 were amazing. I am pleased to call myself a Sherlock fan.

I hope you enjoy.

Happy Monday.

Apparently “The Martian” is a comedy.

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Greetings, readers!

I notice that The Webmaster and I have been a touch remiss in our analysis of the fluff of modern-day culture. I attempt to fix that with today’s post.

For, you see, “The Martian” has received an award for… “Top Comedy.”

Now, while it some people may disagree with this assessment, I am hesitant to completely condemn its award. Yes, the trailers shown with the movie indicate that it may not be a conventional comedy. But, if one examines the Shakespearean Type of Comedy, The Martian may actually qualify. (Spoilers ahead.) There is a happy ending, after all. And furthermore, you see that multiple of the characters have gotten married– to each other.

There are also no human casualties.

Thus, by the Shakespearean definition, it may qualify as a comedy. Furthermore, it was a well-done movie. Thus, I do not condemn the “Best Comedy” Golden Globe it won two nights ago.

Have a lovely Tuesday.


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Fluffsters, I’m annoyed.

I somewhere yesterday, and the speaker said something that I highly disagree with, and so I’m writing to rant express my thoughts.

You see, he tried to use a reference to the movie Tangled. And although it could have been done well, he instead decided to go with the “fact” presented on this meme:

WRONG flynn rider meme

As I said, this could have been done ok except for one minor detail… THIS “FACT” IS WRONG IN EVERY SINGLE WAY.

To clarify: Your rant is about Disney? And you are ranting about Tangled, again?

Yes, you read that correctly. For some reason, there seems to be this hypothesis that Flynn is a Disney Hero, because he doesn’t sing and dance. I disagree. I disagree heartily. I disagree with the entire premise that Flynn Rider is the only Disney character to question why everybody is singing.

To refresh your memories, here’s the scene being referred to.

So, yes. He has an expression of “Seriously?” throughout the entire scene. He also explicitly says “Sorry boys, I don’t sing.” And that is where the entire premise of the meme stems from.

SO, here we go.

First, the premise that Flynn is even questioning why everybody is singing.

I would like to make the case that he’s not even doing that.

I trust you are going to explain? The character does seem to have a look of disbelief throughout the entire time…

Don’t worry, I’m getting to that.

You see, I’d claim that his disbelief comes not from the singing, but from the content of what’s being sung… and by who’s singing.

The entire point of the song is that the folks of the Snuggly Duckling are a study in paradoxes. They look “Big, mean, and scary.” What are they doing singing about their dreams… Especially dreams that are so ridiculous? From Flynn’s perspective, dreams of that sort, and singing about dreams of that sort is not cool.

Flynn basically says as much when he ends up joining the song. First, he has a look of contempt when the folks ask him about his dream. Then, he simply says “I don’t sing.” He doesn’t make any sort of judgment call about singing in general, just about himself singing. Then, he sings about his dream, he sings “I have dreams like you, no really! Just, much less ‘touchy feely’…“. To repeat, this is what he’s especially baffled by in this scene. IT’S NOT THAT HE IS QUESTIONING EVERYONE SINGING. HE’S QUESTIONING THE TOUCHY-FEELY OF IT. Especially in light of the fact that it looked like they were going to cause serious problems for Rapunzel, not start talking (or singing) about touchy-feelies. So, NO. FLYNN IS NOT QUESTIONING WHY EVERYONE IS SINGING AND DANCING. HE’S QUESTIONING WHY THEY’RE SINGING/DANCING ABOUT TOUCHY-FEELY TOPICS. (I feel like he would not object to Aladin’s “One Jump” song, for instance…)

So, yeah. He’s not actually questioning the singing and dancing. But even if you don’t buy into that argument, I HAVE EVEN STRONGER EVIDENCE THAT HE IS NOT THE ONLY CHARACTER TO QUESTION THE SINGING AND DANCING.

As my evidence, take this scene from a Disney movie:

Did you catch that?

“No, don’t sing. LET’S JUST WALK.” (emphasis added.)

And then, “He knows this song, too?”, “I don’t dance”, and “I don’t sing”.

Also, note that Robert, unlike Flynn, never actually joins the singing routine. In fact, he’s actually trying to stop the singing because it’s NOT NORMAL.

The Disney movie “Enchanted” is OBVIOUS PROOF BY COUNTEREXAMPLE that THIS ENTIRE MEME IS FALSE. Flynn is NOT the “only” Disney character to question everyone’s singing and dancing. (Even if you don’t buy into my argument above.)

Although actually, if you don’t buy into my argument, then you’d probably be required to accept Cogsworth as another example of a Disney character objecting to random song and dance routines. Take the first ten seconds of this clip of “Be Our Guest” as proof.


Have a great Monday!

Guardians of the Galaxy End Scene just got a LOT darker

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Hiya, Fluffsters!

So, I’m assuming that a number of you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy. If not, *spoilers!*

So, you remember the end scene with Baby Groot dancing, except when Drax is looking at him?

Well, apparently there’s an explanation for that.

Well, let me highlight a small portion of a quote they highlighted:

Dancing is ludicrous to Drax. I don’t think he understands it. If Drax owned a town, if he was a mayor, the first law would be no dancing. But yeah, so at the end of the movie, little baby Groot didn’t want to get caught dancing, because he would kill him.

So, did you catch that?


What. The. Heck.

“Heyo, little guy! I understand that you’re no more than a match, and you saved me (multiple times), but YOU’RE DANCING NOW DIE!”? SERIOUSLY?!

I had no idea how dark this movie actually was…

Well, Fluffsters, have a great day!

Emma Watson’s going to be Belle!!!

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Hello, Fluffsters!

Hmmm, Fluffy originally had something already for today? Oh well. Her post can wait.

Because, you see, there’s some BREAKING NEWS IN THE WORLD. Emma Watson (who played Hermione Granger, for those of you who don’t know) is going to be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast!!!

Now, this is relevant for two reasons.

  1. Emma Watson is playing Belle.
  2. Disney is releasing a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

I’m really hoping they do it in the same style as the stage-show! There are some wonderful songs in the show that aren’t in the movie, and it would be fantastic if they were included in this iteration!

So, yeah.

Happy Tuesday!

LOTS of Movie News

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Greetings, readers!

Yesterday, there was a remarkably high volume of exciting movie news released.

First, the official name of the new Star Wars episode was released: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I am not sure what to make of the title. It sounds potentially dark, potentially bizarre, potentially bad, and potentially really good, all at the same time.

Second, and far more surprising, there was an announcement of Toy Story 4 coming out.

That is really surprising to me. Toy Story 3 was a brilliant ending, I thought. I do not know how the creators think they are going to meet, much less surpass, its brilliance.

Third, and not unexpectedly, a final trailer for The Hobbit (part 3) was released.

I am not entirely sure about it. The previous movie was a bit disappointing, I thought. And the previous trailer concerns me with its use of music from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

On the bright side, this one at least used its own music. I think.

On the other hand, the music does not sound quite like traditional Middle Earth music.

I guess we will need to wait and see– for all of these movies.

I hope you have a great start to your weekend!