Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (spoilers allowed)

pukunui

Legend
This is up on D+ now. 45 minutes.

As far as Christmas specials go, this one was pretty good. Not as cheesy as I was expecting by any means.

I like that Mantis takes center stage. Pom has a lot of fun with this one. I won’t spoil Mantis’ secret.

It was fun to see the Old 97s as the alien band. (I didn’t realize it was them at first since they are very much in disguise, but I recognised Rhett’s distinctive singing voice straight away.)

I want to know if that was Kevin Bacon’s actual house.
 

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Ryujin

Legend
This is up on D+ now. 45 minutes.

As far as Christmas specials go, this one was pretty good. Not as cheesy as I was expecting by any means.

I like that Mantis takes center stage. Pom has a lot of fun with this one. I won’t spoil Mantis’ secret.

It was fun to see the Old 97s as the alien band. (I didn’t realize it was them at first since they are very much in disguise, but I recognised Rhett’s distinctive singing voice straight away.)

I want to know if that was Kevin Bacon’s actual house.
I was going to look up who the band was. Thanks for saving me the trouble.

The one thing I was hoping for, but didn't get, was a dance-off.
 



Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
So in the MCU Starlord remembers an actor named Kevin Bacon who is portrayed by a real world actor Kevin Bacon who plays Kevin Bacon as a character in the MCU who is played by real actor Kevin Bacon ?

it was amusing, best Christmas special I’ve seen. I wanted more even if that may have stretched the joke a bit thin
 






Davies

Legend
Yeah, it looked like they couldn't afford the full CGI, but it also felt kind-of deliberate. Is it possible that it was actually Vin Diesel in costume?
They only list him as the voice of Groot on IMDB, and there's no mention of any cast member playing him physically. Since they had a CGI Rocket in a few scenes ... <shrugs>
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
We watched it last night. My brother-in-law's comment on seeing Knowhere at the end: "I would loved to have been the set designer for that so I could command 'Go to Target and buy out their entire Christmas decoration section!'."

I enjoyed it. Considering the anticedent of the Star Wars Holiday Special, it had just the right amount of camp and ridiculousness. And a touch of pathos. Though it could have used a CGI-reanimated Bea Arthur singing. Or having a dance off.
 



Richards

Legend
Groot looked like a cosplay costume. 🤣
Yeah, I got the same vibe from him as I did with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes in their live-action movies: on the one hand, I can appreciate that a lot of time and effort was put in building the costumes, but on the other hand I can't not see it's a guy in a costume and it pulls me right out of the zone.

Also, I don't remember Mantis being able to leap really high or stick to walls like Spider-Man - where did that come from?

Johnathan
 

That was the best dumb thing I've seen in a while. I hope they keep doing these specials. Between this and Werewolf by Night I'm ready for more.
 

Davies

Legend
That was the best dumb thing I've seen in a while. I hope they keep doing these specials. Between this and Werewolf by Night I'm ready for more.
Unfortunately, both of those two had been announced as being in development for more than a year before they were released, and nothing has yet been announced about the next one, so it's probably going to be at least that long before we get more.
 

Unfortunately, both of those two had been announced as being in development for more than a year before they were released, and nothing has yet been announced about the next one, so it's probably going to be at least that long before we get more.
Well, that's not what I wanted to hear. Can't have everything I guess.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Unfortunately, both of those two had been announced as being in development for more than a year before they were released, and nothing has yet been announced about the next one, so it's probably going to be at least that long before we get more.

there are rumours that the proposed Wonderman, Nova and Okoye (Wakanda) productions will be Special Presentations, there might be a 10-Rings spin off too.
 

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