The 29th of September was a very special day for movie fans. It was the day that Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, which meant that the world was finally given a glimpse of what Peter Quill and company are up to these days. While the Marvel Studios film offered plenty of comedy and fun, it also showcased so much more than one could ever hope for in a single flick. It has opened the doors to a whole new world of Marvel possibilities, which as a huge Quill fan, I couldn’t be more excited about. Sadly, the movie isn’t available for home viewing just yet, but I’m sure some enterprising soul will create a nice bluray compilation of all the incredible footage eventually.
The day after Quill’s first mission, he finds himself back at his apartment, where he meets a rather disconcerting fellow by the name of Victoria (Brie Larson). Upon further exploration of Quill’s apartment, viewers are treated to some truly astounding décor, which gives the appearance of a true genius. Of course, this is all an illusion, meant to hide the true nature of Victoria’s (Brie Larson) scheme, which is to use Quill’s enormous brain to create a virtual reality world where she can live out her fantasies of being a superhero.]
Now that you’re probably wondering what the heck is going on in this scene, allow me to enlighten you.
First off, Quill is not actually Peter Quill. His name is Jay Covey, and he doesn’t have the genius-level intellect that his moniker implies. In fact, Jay is a complete idiot savant with an IQ of 50. So, all of the genius-level thinking that goes on in Quill’s head is actually being done by Victoria (Brie Larson).
As for the apartment, the designers must have been drinking gallons of tequila the whole time they were working on it. The ceilings are so high, there’s actually a gallery that you can walk through. The walls are covered in faux movie posters, and everything else is made out of movie memorabilia, like the couch and the chair. It’s quite an amazing sight!
So, as you can see, there isn’t much going on in this scene, other than establishing some pretty important plot details. The important thing to keep in mind is that what you’re seeing is all part of Victoria’s (Brie Larson) imagination, and nothing more. It doesn’t matter how many times she kicks Jay in the head, because none of it is real. So, when the credits start to roll, be sure to applaud, because your applause will be appreciated.
There haven’t been many new developments regarding Robert Pattinson’s life or career since his engagement to Kate Winslet back in July. Since then, he has been extremely private, so it was quite a blow when his supposed secret engagement was disclosed by the papers. He has also been keeping a low profile since his role in The Lost Boys and the publicity surrounding that film’s release. Although it didn’t help matters that he was pulled over by the cops in New York while on his scooter, with two kids in the car, for allegedly driving erratically. He was later released without being charged.
Pattinson has mostly stayed out of the limelight, with the occasional interview here and there. One of the most recent came from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, where he discussed his love for vintage automobiles, and how he is planning on integrating them into his daily routine. “I want to be a better driver, a more careful driver,” he told reporters. “I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of the joy of driving because I’m so anxious about the car being damaged or being in an accident. So, I definitely want to be a better driver.”
Pattinson also spoke about his respect for German automotive engineering, especially noting that the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is his favorite car of all time. “I really admire the design of the ‘38 Mercedes 300SL,” he said. “That car was built for two people and it still feels like it could drive by itself. There’s something about getting in a classic car and driving off into the sunset that just feels right.”
Some will argue that the lack of press coverage is a good thing for Pattinson’s image and career. Apparently, it’s working. Last year was the first time in ten years that his movies didn’t make it to the top ten at the box office. However, aside from his solo work in Water for Elephants, the films that he has been involved with have been quite successful, particularly those that feature female co-stars. Pattinson’s upcoming projects include the comedy A Dog’s Purpose, where he plays the owner of a dog that has a different purpose each day of the week, as well as a sci-fi/fantasy film called The Mandalorian, which is set to premiere in late 2019.