Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super). Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to join his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand. (synopsis via First Showing)
We all love Groot from this year’s smash hit to end all smash hits Guardians of the Galaxy right?
The loveable loyal sidekick to Rocket Raccoon, he was brought to adorable life by Vin Diesel who managed to invest three simple self-identifying words with a whole world of emotion and meaning every time he opened his mouth.
What you may not realise is that those three words had to be recorded over and over again, often while Diesel was balancing perilously – probably not but it sounds so much more dramatic when you say it that way right? – on a pair of stilts to get that feel of authentic Groot-ness.
Now we can see just what he went through in the recording process, which required him to say “I am Groot” not simply in English but in 15 languages, according to First Showing, “Marvel has put together a cool little montage of the variations on the line, complete with footage from the film, which will be included on the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy on 3 December in Australia and 9 December in USA.
It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that I will spend much of December walking around saying “I am Groot” as often as possible and in as many languages as I can manage.
You have been warned.
*SPOILERS* Here’s how they designed baby Groot which you will soon be able to buy! yes one of your very own!
Here is Vin Diesel as Groot …