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The true meaning of Groot’s last words in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

The true meaning of Groot's last words in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'


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James Gunn He arrived at Marvel in 2014 at the helm of one of the most enigmatic and unclassifiable projects in the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy, starring a bunch of unknown space thugs among the vast majority of fans. Almost a decade later, the scriptwriter and director says goodbye to the Casa de las Ideas with Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3, end of one of the most beloved sagas of this universe.

The third installment of the trilogy explores the painful origin of rocket (in the voice of Bradley Cooper) through one last mission in which the guardians must face the almighty Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and the obsessive scientist High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji).

But beyond the Marvel action to which this world of capes and tights has accustomed us, this third and last galactic adventure is also a journey of self-discovery for each of the protagonists, an ode to self-acceptance, a farewell in which everyone has their moment of brilliance.

Gunn also did not forget the fans of the franchise who have accompanied him during these nine years at Marvel and, therefore, he wanted to make them part of this final mission through an emotional Easter Egg that it is very possible that you have not noticed. account. And he has to do with that last sentence of groot (in the voice of Vin Diesel).

Groot’s Ending in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Rocket and Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3’

The most adorable little tree that the MCU has given us has returned to the big screen stronger than in his previous appearances, wearing the same appearance as in the Christmas event Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays Special (2022).

In this latest adventure, Groot has to deal with the possible loss of Rocket, his faithful companion since the beginning of the saga, who is seriously injured after Adam Warlock’s attack. Thus, we see him take care of the raccoon while the rest of the guardians try to find a way to save him.

Groot also stars in one of the most surprising scenes in the film when he helps Star Lord (Chris Pratt) to face the men of the High Evolutionary and flee from his ship, jumping into the void and unfolding his wings. He volume 3 brings us to a much more evolved Groot with more skills on the battlefield.

Likewise, he is totally at one with the group and everyone understands his “I am Groot” (“I am Groot”). all except the new Gamora (Zoe Saldana), that he must wait until the end of the film to understand what the arboreal hero is really saying. But be careful because the film hides a final surprise.

In the last minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3, the protagonists meet at Knowhere and decide to go their separate ways, with Star-Lord announcing that he is returning to Earth, Praying Mantis (Pom Klementieff) leaving in search of his own identity, Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Drax (Dave Bautista) running the skull-shaped planet and Rocket leading the new guardians.

Right at the end of the scene, Groot utters the words “I love you guys” (“I love you guys”), speaking for the first time in a language understandable to the viewer. However, her companions are not surprised to hear her say this. Because? Because, in reality, the character has said “I am Groot”, but the fan, who has accompanied him throughout this journey, is finally able to understand him.

James Gunn has confirmed that this is the meaning of this last sentence pronounced by Groot, a nod to the fans who have supported their heroes throughout all these years.

The director has responded to an article defending this interpretation, stating: “Yes, that’s exactly what it means.” Thus, the character does not say “I love you guys”, but “I am Groot”, but the audience is finally able to understand his language, listening to what he wants to say and not what he says.

Without a doubt, it is a moving way of involving the viewer in the plot, of reminding them that they have been part of this space history. James Gunn leaves Marvel with a farewell made by and for his guardians, but also for the faithful followers of this cosmic nonsense that has filled the galaxy with music and color. Kevin Feige.

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