S01E04 Frame By Frame Revisit

Stephen Radford ♫♪
4 min readMar 29, 2024

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” (2014)

It’s on blue tooth… I mean blu-ray. Naturally everybody should go buy Guardians of the Galaxy (but leave the raccoons in the wild. they do not make good pets) — so our review of GotG came about as a surprise. We were all pumped up ready to review two really bad films, but two bad films do make a good one. This was a surprise of a film and finally, we have something in the cinema that is action packed that we do not question. It’s allowed to be what it is and that is a very cool thing to be. For a movie anyway. Join Andy Lewin and myself for another episode of Frame By Frame.

Podcast Overview

00:00:00 — Supermarket Teaser.

00:00:54 — Opening Music.

00:01:45 — We were going to talk about The Room and Birdemic… But…

00:02:20 — Confession. Stephen watched Guardians of the Galaxy.

00:02:30 — We’re not doing The Room and Birdemic. We’re doing Guardians of the Galaxy.

00:05:50 — This film makes you let go of nit-picking. SF for the sake of entertainment.

00:06:20 — The Opening. Dying Mom… the music thread.

00:09:00 — Full-on introduction to the universe and character.

00:14:45 — Sticks up their ass — Kevin Bacon.

00:16:45 — The Genders / The Agendas / The Agendas Versus General Filofax.

00:23:30 — Exposition — not groan-worthy — not Morgan Freeman.

00:38:00 — Invested and emotional about characters.

00:40:15 — ET: the geranium is a chrisant…. not a geranium.

00:43:00 — Log Loser

00:46:00 — James Gunn acted in… open the vacuum cleaner: The Specials.

00:50:55- Scorsese impression, not Woody Allen

00:52:00 — Latency period between cinema release and owning the DVD.

00:53:00 — Blue Tooth Player.

00:54:15 — Ending, in a rocket ship,

00:54:50 — Liquid Storage Bags.

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” (2014) REVISITED KEYS

HASHTAGS: #GuardiansoftheGalaxy #framebyframe #revisted

I realize something important about movies like this. You cannot watch them passively. Too much going on, and it’s a ride. A good ride, but if you are not fully invested you will not enjoy watching or rewatching it. That goes for any movie, or film (remember a movie is a ride, a film is an experience — my rules)

But sure, movies should be seen on a big screen in a movie theatre. Some movies you can squeeze onto a smaller format if there’s enough “filmic” qualities to the movie. But here we go. Not exactly full on.

Still a great movie. A lot of fun. Great central characters and enjoyable Kevin Bacon references.

16th October 2016

  • @StephenPRadford : Opening scene: don’t we all want to be abducted by aliens after losing a loved one?
  • @StephenPRadford : So apparently this is a little known Marvel comic creation. Pretty successful risk.
  • @StephenPRadford : Guardians reminds me of two films: Masters of the Universe and the Fifth Element.
  • @StephenPRadford : I made an assumption during Jurassic World that Chris Pratt is in every movie out at the time.
  • @StephenPRadford : That Chris Pratt assumption was wrong. He’s just in several big movies, standing lead for both.
  • @StephenPRadford : So I’m up to the round-up, usual suspects get to know your characters sequence. It’s allowed.
  • @StephenPRadford : the score seems only good for deep talking hammer weilding bag guys. Not invested in Thanos.
  • @StephenPRadford : The bad guys in this movie (except Rooker) are such a yawn. At least main characters are anti-led.
  • @StephenPRadford : Apparently Chris Pratt stole his Star Lord costume from the set… more (1 of 2)
  • @StephenPRadford : So he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital as Star Lord. (2 of 2)
  • @StephenPRadford : The Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy. It’s a mix tape! It’s a MIX TAPE!
  • @StephenPRadford : People who argue that Vin Diesel was overpaid forget that he recorded in many other languages.
  • @StephenPRadford : Also Vin Diesel made over a thousand versions of each “I am groot”.
  • @StephenPRadford : Several Chris Pratt improvisations were kept. Probably used to that method in Parks and Rec.
  • @StephenPRadford : “Ik ben groot” in het nederlands.
  • @StephenPRadford : The Collector (Benicio Del Toro)… a mix of Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner) and Sting (Dune)
  • @StephenPRadford : I can’t really intellectualize any reason why I didn’t finish GOTG revisit. I drifted…
  • @StephenPRadford : I don’t need to watch this movie too often. It belongs in cinema that much is certain.
  • @StephenPRadford : It’s not like Star Wars (original trilogy) which you can watch at home and in theatre.
  • @StephenPRadford : Busy movies demand pure attention. The older I get the more distracted I get. Is that possible?

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