I saw a funny article over at CinemaBlend about the thing fans gripe about most in Guardians of the Galaxy. Can you guess what it was? This is one of the things I love about fandoms, they love their minutiae. The don’t question the plausibiliy oft giant talking trees or raccoons with rocket launchers, they question the plausibility of …
When it comes to nit-picking Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the most commonly repeated points is that Star-Lord’s cassette and Walkman would either have not survived the rough-and-tumble 26 years that he has spent in space, or would have simply run out of juice years ago. It turns out that director James Gunn is kind of tired of people bringing this up, and believes that the answer to people’s nit-pick is actually quite obvious.
The Marvel Studios filmmaker took to his personal Facebook page today to write a piece fully explaining and clarifying recent statements about the potential future of the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers coming together on the big screen, and he took the opportunity to use the forum as a place to explain how Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and Sony Walkman have managed to survive for years and years despite being rather crappy ’80s-era technology. Gunn wrote in the post:
On an unrelated note there was an interesting discussion on the metaphysics of Groot and Rocket in Sci Phi Journal: Issue #1, October 2014: The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy