EDITORIAL: Our Top Five Funniest Moments From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Spoilers)

By Cameron Logan
Guardians of the Galaxy has many funny moments. There were so many, I could barely narrow it down to a top five. Many people agree that this is Marvel's funniest film, and I'd have to say that's true. Here's five of my favorite funny moments from the film...

1. Peter Quill's Dancing Intro


Although Guardians of the Galaxy begins on a somber note, it doesn't take long for the humor to kick in. Our introduction to Peter Quill as an adult takes place on the abandoned planet of Morag, as Peter is in hot pursuit of the orb. Once he enters the temple where the orb is being housed, he puts on his headphones and presses play on his walkman. Then the intro to 'Come and Get Your Love' by Redbone begins to play. As soon as the lyrics kick in, the title of the film is show in bold letters above Quill dancing. The next two minutes feature Quill dancing and singing along to the classic tune, even using an alien rodent as a microphone stand in.

2. Yondu's Love Of Figurines


Although Yondu seems like a tough guy, he occasionally displays his softer side in the film. Before questioning 'The Broker' about the orb, Yondu fawns over a small animal figurine. 'The Broker' asks whether Yondu is serious, to which Kraglin (Yondu's first mate) replies that he is. The film goes even further to show us Yondu's "collection" of animal figurines on the dashboard of his cockpit.


3. 'Kevin Bacon'


Peter Quill is a womanizer, so of course he tries to seduce Gamora. One way to do this is to let her listen to a romantic song ('Fooled Around and Fell In Love' to be exact). When she questions him about music, he tells her you can dance to it. Gamora states that she is an assassin and doesn't dance. Quill goes on to tell her a story of a great hero named "Kevin Bacon" who taught "a whole town of people with sticks up their butts" the power of dancing. Quill was obviously referring to the 80's dance flick, Footloose, but Gamora didn't know this.

Later in the film, when the Guardians crash 'The Milano' onto 'The Dark Aster', Gamora looks over at Pete, smiles, and earnestly says 'We're Kevin Bacon!'


4. Groot Smiling


Groot is by far the sweetest of the Guardians, but that doesn't stop him from doing some damage. On 'The Dark Aster', Groot, Drax, and Star-lord encounter a large group of Sakaaran soldiers. Groot takes them all down by turning his arm into a skewer and stabbing it through the Sakaarans. He then violently knocks all of the standing Sakaarans soldiers down by using their comrades. The extended sequence is brutal (with Drax giving Star-lord an approving nod), but once he's finished, Groot turns around at Star-lord and Drax with a huge grin on his face.


5. Peter Quill Distracting Ronan


In the climax of the film, the Guardians are finally face to face with Ronan, and it seems that there's no way they can prevail. Ronan begins to give a big speech, which is soon interrupted by something Ronan (or no one in the theater for that matter) expected. Star-lord stands up in front of Ronan and begins dancing and singing along to 'O-O-H Child'. Ronan looks on, insulted by Peter Quill's lack of respect. "What are you doing?" Ronan angrily shouts at Peter. "I'm distracting you, you big turd-blossom."

That's all, folks! What were the funniest moments of the film for you? Drop us a comment below and let us know!

49 comments:

  1. I laughed the hardest at the "I wasn't listening. I was thinking of something else." line by Drax.

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  2. These are all good picks, but I'd have to say that dancing Baby Groot was the funniest part of the whole film. My theater was in stitches.

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    1. I was going to include baby Groot, but I felt that was more "awww" than funny.

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  3. The scene where Groot covers his mouth after Rocket says to Drax "Oh boohoo, my wife and child are dead".

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    1. That's basically Groot saying "oh no he didn't!"

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    2. OR, it could have meant..."Rocket - your wife and child are dead???" lol

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  4. Heh, I laughed the hardest when Groot was flinging the Sakaaran soldiers around in that hall for a good 10-20 seconds, and then turned around and did his big smile

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  5. AARRRGGHHHH too many!

    my top five!

    1) Pete dancing - I'm including the start (Come get your love) and the end (Ooh Child) so I can fit more into my top 5

    2) Pete, Gamora and Rocket and Groot meet! This whole scene is hilarious. Groot bagging Pete, Pete attaching his rocket boot thruster thing to Gamora, Pete shooting Gamora from the bag, Rocket shooting Pete down. Awesome introduction to the team.

    3) Rocket asking for the artificial leg and not needing it (and asking for the eye)

    4) Petes black light quote. ewwww lol

    5) When Drax BLASTS Nebula with a rocket launcher! So unexpected, totally awesome and funny as hell!

    I need to fit in a bonus favourite scene

    6) Rocket firing at Yondu's/Ravagers Ship attempting to save Quill. which kinda leads onto....

    7) 12%. Whole scene pure genius!
    "I saved Quill!" "when did we establish that?" "I wasn't listening I was thinking of something else"

    Oh and yeh...

    8) Kevin Bacon

    Ok I think ive established that its impossible to create a favourite top 5.

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    1. Haha I didn't think about the leg and eye scenes. Rocket is such a jerk sometimes. lol

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  6. Drax: "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it."

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  7. I LOST it at:
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    Howard the Duck.

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  8. Drax saying, "BEHOLD!" to Quill as he and the rest of the group first set their eyes on Knowhere. For a brute, Drax the Destroyer had such a proper, well mannered way of speaking, haha.

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    1. LOL...True !
      And that came just after the "..Don't ever call me a thesaurus again" scene...
      Hillarious

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  9. You need my WHAT?!"

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  10. I'll be honest with you. I forgot you're here.

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  11. i enjoyed the part when Korath bumps into Peter again and goes "STARLORD!" and Peter just smiles and goes "Finally!"

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  12. "If I had a black light this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting."

    SOLID GOLD!! I started crying. . .

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  13. I lost it when the broker was talking and Yondu was interrupting with boola la boo boola boo.

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  14. Grog root griot grabbing the battery while rocket is telling everyone about the alarms it will set off.

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  15. At the end of the 12% plan scene where Rocket says "we're all standing here... like a bunch of jackasses

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  16. Draxr: I can barely see.
    Groot: releases the fireflies from his body
    Drax: Where did you learn to do that?
    Quill: I'm pretty sure the answer is "I am Groot".

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  17. "Metaphors go over his head,"

    Drax replies: "Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it."

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  18. Once Rocket gets his gun, "Oh...Yeah!"

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  19. "That was my favorite knife.."

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  20. Drax: You, Quill, are my friend. This dumb tree is my friend. And this green whore is now my...

    Gamora: You must stop!

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  21. Most definitely when Quill is distracting Ronan, but especially when that little exchange was done, "I'm distracting you, you stupid turd!"

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  22. Look Im gonna be totally honest with you, I forgot you were here

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  23. I look around at us... and what do I see... a bunch of LOSERS!.... I mean.. like folks who have lost stuff....... that scene in the trailers made me go to the movie.. a well I enjoyed every minute if it...

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  24. yondu's annoying sounds i think, when he ask about the orb :))

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