If you haven’t yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy, first you need to kick yourself in the ass, and second, you need to get out of here. Spoiler Encounters of the Nerd Kind ahead…
Are they gone? Idiots. Who hasn’t seen this glorious, fantastic, FUN movie yet? So, everyone remembers that super-adorable end scene, right? Baby Groot does his thing to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” freezing when Drax senses movement, and then starting back up when the big lug goes back to what he was doing. Here, I’ll remind you:
That adorable scene was in the original script and Gunn says it turned out so well, he put in as the film’s ending scene (instead of post-credits) so more people would be able to see it. And what’s really cool is that not only is “I Want You Back” the director’s favorite pop song; he also did the baby Groot dancing himself:
“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me…I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’”
Between this and the sweet letter he wrote thanking his crew and fans, Gunn is giving Chris Pratt a run for most likable guy in town.