Hidden Meaning in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  – Earthling Cinema

Hidden Meaning in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Earthling Cinema

Greetings, and welcome to Earthling Cinema. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact is Guardians of the Galaxy
Vol. 2, starring sexy labrador retriever Chris Pratt and directed by certified Earthling Cinema
superfan James Gunn. We open on an unsolicited music video for
Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blueski, but shortly thereafter, the movie begins. The Space Avengers are at it again, only this
time they’re on autopilot because they’re rolling in that squeakquel money. Rocket steals a bunch of car batteries from
a nearby Midas store, so the Midas employees launch a full-scale attack with their drone
army. Fortunately, a giant hard-boiled egg comes
along and saves our heroes without even cracking a shell. The captain of the egg introduces himself
as Eggo, Peter Quill’s long-lost father and a healthy part of a balanced breakfast. He invites everyone back to his home planet
for some extra syrup, but just the humanoid characters. The freaks have to stay behind in case someone
shows up to kidnap them. Which, thankfully, someone does! It’s Yondu, a minor bad guy from the first
one, here to confuse everybody by snagging the primary emotional arc of the second one. He captures Rocket, but almost immediately
his crew mutinies for fear of getting their trash cans knocked over. What the crew doesn’t account for is Baby
Groot coming to the rescue with vaudevillian slapstick. Meanwhile, Eggo reveals that he and his home
planet are actually one and the same, and that he’s some kind of god-like Celestial
being. A supereggo, if you will. He expains that he took his Kurt Russell form
in order to travel the universe and find meaning in his life, i.e. get laid. He does not explain why a being who has been
around for millennia and projects his own appearance would bother to age himself up
after only thirty years. In any case, Eggo shows Peter that he has
Celestial powers too, such as the power to have a catch and the power to overanalyze
Earth media. As if anyone had any interest in that. Unfortunately, Eggo then lets slip that he
planted seeds on thousands of planets in order to take them over, but one Celestial isn’t
enough to activate them. He needs two Celestials. Why not just do it himself and only activate
half the planets, you ask? Shut up. Peter starts going through his rebellious
phase and stands up to his mean old dad. Soon all the other Space Avengers join in
on the fun, and Rocket makes a bomb using those batteries from the beginning — full
circle, baby! They burn Eggo to a crisp, and Yondu sacrifices
himself to prove some point or another. Then there’s just enough time for the movie
to set the Guinness beer record for most post-credit scenes. Guardians of the Galaxy Vahl 2 is an ode to
daddy issues in all their various forms, especially the form that leads to lower back tattoos. Per Dr. Sigmund Floyd, the heavyweight champion
of psychoanalysis, the childhood need for a father’s protection plays a crucial role
in shaping the human psyche. Even if the shape of that psyche ends up being
a primitive, amorphous blob. Peter has spent his whole life yearning for
the father who abandoned him with nothing more than an ab roller and a tub of protein
powder. Gamora and Nebula’s father Thanos forced them
to fight each other, destroying the family bond, as well as Nebula’s skin-to-metal ratio. Rocket never even had any parents to begin
with, which could be why he never learned to shave. The characters attempt to overcome their respective
daddy issues by turning into helio-copter parents of their collective child, baby Groot. When we meet Eggo, he’s draped in “long-lost
father” tropes, from the cliche game of catch to having a beard. But we soon learn that Eggo’s motivations
are less about fatherhood and more about taking over the known universe, which is not how
most fathers show their love, Karen’s dad. This is a radical inflation of ethicist Henry
“The Henrinator” Sidgwick’s concept of “ethical Eggoism,” which states that one ought to act
only out of self-interest in order to maximize their own pleasure. Eggo’s self-absorption is so Crest Complete
that all other life pales in comparison. Hey, you and me both, pal. The antithesis to Eggo’s philosophy is altruism,
a term invented by French philosopher August “The Henrinator” Comte that suggests man has
a moral obligation to live for others. One need look no further than the name “Guardians
of the Galaxy Vahl 2” to detect this idea, as the word “guardian” implies a duty to protect
others, and “vahl 2” implies a cynical view of the movie-going public. Eggo tries to inflate Peter’s pride, and tempt him with weird poetry. But the Guardians vanquish Eggo instead, proving
once and for all that altruism triumphs over selfishness. Well, twice and for all, since they pretty
much did the same thing at the end of Vahl 1. For Earthling Cinema, I am Groot–I mean Garyx
Wormuloid. Goodbye.

100 thoughts on “Hidden Meaning in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Earthling Cinema

  1. awesome video, good movie .

    i would like to see a philosophy of Captain Fantastic, i think the movie is amazing but i lack the intelligence and knowledge to understand the messages.

  2. GotGV2 is the greatest movie I've ever seen! It's hillarious and brilliant. I can't wait from the other 30 superhero movies from now till 2020!!!!

  3. Holy crap; if Ego activated his seeds on HALF the planets in the known Galaxy, then by doing that, he WOULD have enough power to complete the other half.

    Why didn't I ever think of that?

    In essence, he only needs Peter so that the plot can happen.

  4. 12:20 area of the video
    As an old Game Theory fan, I'm happy to support you on this platform and realize it will inevitably change over time. I will also say I was part of the group that praised "old Game Theory" over some of the newer ones. As of late, it has gotten better, but I think what the majority of fans mean by saying "old Theory is better" isn't the slow edits, cringey sound etc. which seems to come to your mind whenever the complaint is mentioned. It has more to do with the entertainment vs. educational time proportions. For a while, too much time was spent being "funny" instead of hey this is what I thought and why and here is my evidence and here are the equations that I used and why they apply/where they come from. The older "diet theories" had to pack a lot of information really fast, while newer theories are longer and have more time to flesh out the specifics of your discovery process but instead feel like they just pile on a lot more jokes and game lore. Which, as I said, I am a big fan of your platform and your videos, but the main draw for me wasn't the puns and jokes, and I appreciate a little less of them. If you read this, let me know if that is your reason for missing "old Game Theory"

  5. Can you do a philosophy of Kill la Kill? I feel like there has to be something somewhat profound (especially about friendship)

  6. Interesting. I loved GotG2, and it took months for me to realize what subtle, evil propaganda it actually was, but I still didn't get the angle of promoting the evil of altruism.

  7. At best it was a 4 out of 10, 5 being generous. The story was bad. Everything could’ve been done a lot better, except for Drax. Drax was great. Also the visuals. But seriously, everything could’ve been a lot better. This movie doesn’t stand on its own.

  8. People: complains that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had too many jokes
    Also People: considers Thor Ragnarok one of the best movies on the MCU
    w t f

  9. There's also the part where Ego wanted to give Peter all of the universe to him, which can be viewed as Satan tempting Jesus to give Him all of the world in Matthew 4:8.

  10. The Abrahamic God is no different from Star Lord's Dad towards us Humans…

    The Abrahamic God is no healthy nor good parent of parents at all Himself…

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