|My new work friend, Groot.|
As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of Marvel's newest installment in their massive movie universe, The Guardians of the Galaxy. It definitely surpassed any expectation I had of it. It's not that I had low expectations for the movie, it's just that I had no idea what I was getting into but the trailers had me sold. I knew it would at least be a fun, silly, action movie but after leaving the theater it was above all, memorable. The music was fitting, Chris Pratt was amazing, and the sets and CGI were incredible. It's been a long time since a movie has been able to really bring me into the environment. Like when you feel like you're there even though it's so alien and futuristic. Before the movie was over I was already imagining myself in the Milano, flying around colorful galaxies, listening to the Awesome Mix. Vol. 1. I had my doubts about Bradley Cooper as Rocket from what I had seen in the trailers. Again, I had no real expectations of a character I knew nothing about but the voice didn't seem to fit and he just seemed to be there for vulgar one-liners. I was proven wrong almost right away. Rocket's banter with the rest of the Guardians and his relationship with Groot really won me over. I'm ready to see the movie again and to own the DVD/Blu-ray, and excited for what GotG 2 will bring us.
|"I need that guy's leg."|
I feel like I've been super busy and looking over my calendar it seems I have! On top of the 10 hours of overtime I try to put in each week at work, birthdays, trivia, random nights out, and exercise sessions fill up most of my time. In between all of my IRL social obligations I also have my online ones. I'm part of Adrienne's Marvel Sigma group, which I thoroughly enjoy, but along with trying to keep the creative juices flowing, it's been hard to make time to sit down and hash out a few posts. I keep up with the group threads since there are several people involved and waiting but the more intimate threads have fallen by the way side and I kind of feel bad about it. But at the same time the person I'm RPing with is.... interesting to post with. Adrienne and I have already discussed this so I'll just leave it at that.
Also thanks to Ade, I've downloaded Marvel's MMO - Marvel Heroes. Of course I picked up Rocket as my first character and it's been a lot of fun so far. The game is super easy to drop in and out of and mostly self explanatory. There were a few things I learned by accident while others were clearly laid out in their FAQ and Help sections. I've done a few missions on my own so far but Ade just invited me into her super group (guild) so hopefully we'll get to on big raids soon! Another bonus is that this game is free to play! There are things you can purchase like characters, upgrades, and whatnot but you also have the option to save up the currency you accumulate in game to get those same characters and perks; it just takes longer but that's the trade off. I'm happy not paying real dollars to enjoy the game but I'm sure in the future I'll fork over some cash to support them.