Guardians of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Soundtrack Week (revisited)
So this Summer there was this cool movie about outer space and it was pretty good. One of my favorite things about the movie was the element of revisiting of things from the past in a way that gives these seemingly old and outdated things new life. During the movie I couldn’t help thinking, “Is this what it was like watching Star Wars for the first time back when it first came out?” (and I’m sure plenty of people have very strong opinions on why it’s not, but that’s not what I’m worried about right now: don’t message me).
The “retro revisited” theme is most obviously visible (or audible) in the film’s soundtrack; a mix tape made by main character, Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s mom titled “Awesome Mix Vol. 1”. I’ll forgo spoilers and just say that the tape is very important in it’s own way. From start to finish, it’s a retro music extravaganza (as well as topping today’s digital music charts, as it should).
It all makes me pretty happy and it’s not often that I get to see a movie that brings out such a childlike whimsy in me. Said childlike whimsy is usually overpowered by the part of me that likes to nitpick and be overly pedantic about details and language in movies, which is why I wrote this post praising the soundtrack and not this one from Slate which had to find something to be upset about [spoiler alert]. Yes, two of the soundtrack’s songs are not from the original mixtape. AND? Would you prefer we not have been given Dancing Baby Groot? Because if you do, we can’t be friends.