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(Syfy)   Is Footloose still the greatest movie in history? It never was, but Kevin Bacon nevertheless dances his way into our hearts in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, streaming now on Disney+   (syfy.com) divider line
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2022-11-25 4:46:31 PM  
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2022-11-25 6:20:09 PM  
So, is it as much of a train wreck as the Star Wars holiday special?
 
2022-11-25 6:55:59 PM  
Just read a couple days ago that he pays off event DJs to not play Footloose
 
2022-11-25 7:03:11 PM  
This was AWESOME. Best holiday thing ever.
 
2022-11-25 7:03:12 PM  
That was quite fun.

Loved the mid-credits scene too. :)
 
2022-11-25 7:04:46 PM  

abb3w: So, is it as much of a train wreck as the Star Wars holiday special?


It's the complete 180 of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

The opening music is 'Fairy Tale of New York', to give you an idea.

/Drunk Mantis is Best Mantis...
 
2022-11-25 7:05:25 PM  

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2022-11-25 7:11:29 PM  

abb3w: So, is it as much of a train wreck as the Star Wars holiday special?


The similar naming is apparently completely intentional.

So... no.
 
2022-11-25 7:12:34 PM  
I kind of hated it, but I hate everything christmas. And groot looked terrible

Kids will probably enjoy it though.
 
2022-11-25 7:24:34 PM  
It should have had more Cosmo...
 
2022-11-25 7:49:06 PM  

abb3w: So, is it as much of a train wreck as the Star Wars holiday special?


Much better musical numbers.
 
2022-11-25 7:55:13 PM  

replacementcool: I kind of hated it, but I hate everything christmas. And groot looked terrible. 

Kids will probably enjoy it though.


...he's going through an awkward phase.
 
2022-11-25 8:24:51 PM  
"Be Kevin Bacon, but, like, if you didn't suck!"

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2022-11-25 8:27:46 PM  
Was Groot... practical effects?
 
2022-11-25 8:48:57 PM  
So GoBots are real and part of the MCU
 
2022-11-25 9:11:50 PM  

dennysgod: So GoBots are real and part of the MCU


Poor Cy-Kill will never be anything more than someone's punching bag.

He was the go-to character model for Transformers comic artists when they needed a random 'bot to get pummeled.

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2022-11-25 9:35:37 PM  
Quill having a sister is the same as Luke Skywalker having a sister. Basically, the MCU and Star Wars are the same thing, as foretold by Patton Oswalt in that episode of Parks and Recreation.

Rocket is obviously Han Solo. Groot is Chewbacca. Drax is Yoda. Zerg-nuts are The Force.
 
2022-11-25 9:37:01 PM  
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2022-11-25 9:38:31 PM  

clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?


Yeah, it looked like it.

Just wondering if they went with Chubby Groot as a reference to Lumpy from the SWHS.
 
2022-11-25 9:58:00 PM  

replacementcool: I kind of hated it, but I hate everything christmas. And groot looked terrible.


My kid complained about Groot's look.  It's obviously because they wanted to put a guy in a simple latex suit instead of having to worry about all the motion capture and graphics work of inserting a CGI character into a lot of scenes... but they probably should have chosen a much skinnier person to put in the suit.
 
2022-11-25 11:11:14 PM  

clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?


It looked like the far off shots of Groot were a guy in a suit.  The closeups looked fine. Ticket looked fine.

Overall it was awesome.
 
2022-11-26 12:23:44 AM  
Really enjoyed this for what it was. Got some genuine laughs out of me, but I just love the Guardians and enjoy seeing them anytime they pop up. Can't wait for Volume 3 next year.

I get the feeling there are some fun background gags/easter eggs hidden throughout, too. I saw Tazr Face was apparently calling himself that for a long time, for example.
 
2022-11-26 12:31:13 AM  

E.S.Q.: Just read a couple days ago that he pays off event DJs to not play Footloose


Yeap people expect him to do the Footloose dance to this day. I blame Jimmy Fallon.
 
2022-11-26 1:17:46 AM  

clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?


Looked like Vin Diesel in a kaiju-suit.
 
2022-11-26 1:19:17 AM  

The Angry Mick: clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?

Looked like Vin Diesel in a kaiju-suit.


The credits only credit him with the voice, and I don't honestly see Diesel putting in the effort to do the physical performance for the part of Groot.
 
2022-11-26 1:26:08 AM  

Unsung_Hero: The Angry Mick: clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?

Looked like Vin Diesel in a kaiju-suit.

The credits only credit him with the voice, and I don't honestly see Diesel putting in the effort to do the physical performance for the part of Groot.


*Looked like*. The suit made whoever it was appear much broader/thicker than the Groot we're used to.
 
2022-11-26 1:53:23 AM  

AintNoAmoeba: replacementcool: I kind of hated it, but I hate everything christmas. And groot looked terrible. 

Kids will probably enjoy it though.

...he's going through an awkward phase.


Sleep, creep, leap
 
2022-11-26 2:55:35 AM  
I think the Groot suit was intentionally bad and cheesy. It is mocking Christmas Specials.

I did enjoy it and laugh a good bit.

Did anyone else think the animated bits looked like they were from Heavy Metal?
 
2022-11-26 5:05:43 AM  

Rattrap007: I think the Groot suit was intentionally bad and cheesy. It is mocking Christmas Specials.

I did enjoy it and laugh a good bit.

Did anyone else think the animated bits looked like they were from Heavy Metal?


Yeah, there was definitely a rotoscoping look/feel going on there.
 
2022-11-26 8:51:32 AM  

clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?


Extras on the show say no. He was a mocap guy and totally CG in the final product.
 
2022-11-26 8:55:22 AM  

The Angry Mick: Unsung_Hero: The Angry Mick: clkeagle: Was Groot... practical effects?

Looked like Vin Diesel in a kaiju-suit.

The credits only credit him with the voice, and I don't honestly see Diesel putting in the effort to do the physical performance for the part of Groot.

*Looked like*. The suit made whoever it was appear much broader/thicker than the Groot we're used to.


I've heard of a Zoot Suit but never a Groot Suit.
 
2022-11-26 9:00:55 AM  

Snukastyle: Rattrap007: I think the Groot suit was intentionally bad and cheesy. It is mocking Christmas Specials.

I did enjoy it and laugh a good bit.

Did anyone else think the animated bits looked like they were from Heavy Metal?

Yeah, there was definitely a rotoscoping look/feel going on there.


I wonder if the animated segments were planned from the start, or if it was part of a deal to get Michael Rooker to come back without having to go through all the makeup process again.
 
2022-11-26 10:13:44 AM  

Rattrap007: I think the Groot suit was intentionally bad and cheesy. It is mocking Christmas Specials.

I did enjoy it and laugh a good bit.

Did anyone else think the animated bits looked like they were from Heavy Metal?


It looked like the Nelvana-animated Boba Fett segment from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

It was a deliberate choice.
 
2022-11-26 10:24:45 AM  

abb3w: So, is it as much of a train wreck as the Star Wars holiday special?


No. Theres some cringe but not bad overall.
 
2022-11-26 10:49:37 AM  
He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cops
And he only paused a moment when he heard them holler stop
...and then they opened fire
 
2022-11-26 11:15:00 AM  
Are we over Draxx yet?

The opening number was fun, and it was all down hill from there.

Groot literally looked like a guy in a Groot. costume, I laughed every time but not for the reason Gunn was going for I think.
 
2022-11-26 12:30:53 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Are we over Draxx yet?


I could watch Drax and Mantis hang out for hours.
 
2022-11-26 1:56:46 PM  

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2022-11-26 6:03:49 PM  

clkeagle: Rattrap007: I think the Groot suit was intentionally bad and cheesy. It is mocking Christmas Specials.

I did enjoy it and laugh a good bit.

Did anyone else think the animated bits looked like they were from Heavy Metal?

It looked like the Nelvana-animated Boba Fett segment from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

It was a deliberate choice.


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2022-11-26 7:53:31 PM  
Okay, James Gunn has weighed in on Groot...

Apparently Groot does, actually, die in GotG. That twig wasn't Groot regenerating, it was Groot's offspring. Now that Groot Jr. is out of it's adolescent phase, it's continuing to grow and developing differently than Groot Sr.
 
2022-11-26 11:17:10 PM  

NKURyan: Really enjoyed this for what it was. Got some genuine laughs out of me, but I just love the Guardians and enjoy seeing them anytime they pop up. Can't wait for Volume 3 next year.

I get the feeling there are some fun background gags/easter eggs hidden throughout, too. I saw Tazr Face was apparently calling himself that for a long time, for example.


We enjoyed it too, much more than we thought we would. Good stuff.
 
2022-11-26 11:50:53 PM  
Definitely a fun entry for both Christmas and GotG and the first Marvel thing I've watched all year, and you don't really need any prior knowledge to get it.

Looks like everyone enjoyed and was into it, KB had a blast, and it breezes by at 40 minutes.
 
2022-11-27 6:42:01 AM  
Nebula's gift to Rocket was the greatest callback ever.
 
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