We are Groot, indeed. Few films in recent memory have warranted the word ‘awesome‘ as completely as Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s gigantic interstellar gamble, which arrived with some of the studio’s most kick-ass characters ever – and definitely its most kick-ass soundtrack yet.
Looking back on the movie, there are many absolutely amazing sequences, from that gut-punch of an opening to Star-Lord’s dance-off with Ronan the Accuser, but few are as thoroughly fun as the mid-credits scene, involving a dancing Groot. Because, let’s face it – we could all use a little more Groot in our lives. Luckily, in a show of appreciation for the fans, Marvel has seen fit to unveil that hilarious scene, set to the head-bopping sounds of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
For any of you who haven’t yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy, hopefully that tease will be enough to get you off your computer and into a theater as soon as humanly possible. It’s one of the very best films of 2014 so far, and it’s also one that you should really see on as large a screen as possible.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.