Yesterday we saw the Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
I’ve got a new favourite character.
I adore baby Groot.
The opening scene was gorgeous. A James Bond-style action sequence, with baby Groot dancing along to the music on the sidelines, and each of the main characters stopping in the middle of the battle to pick him up and take him out of danger.
Needless to say, I enjoyed the movie.
As I sat there, watching some of the fight scenes, I couldn’t help being a little envious. In a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy, the fight scenes are over the top. A novelist has to justify the odds. If your characters are fighting and they’re outnumbered or out-skilled, you have to explain how they can win.
(Obviously, this thought comes directly from the fact that we struggled to have our protagonists in our next book win some of the fights when they’re up against some superior forces.)
Stay right till the end of the credits to see all the codas, .