We talk a lot about a lot of things in this episode of 9to5 Entertainment System. We break down the reddit blackout news, Conor McGregor knocking out a mascot and we maybe even figure out why Ridley Scott movies suck after a certain point.

But we also talk about whether or not Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 might be a metaphor for James Gunn’s relationship with Marvel/Disney.

But don’t take my word for it, here is chatgpt once again to explain:

Rocket’s storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 can be interpreted as a metaphor for James Gunn’s relationship with Disney, with Disney represented by the character of the High Evolutionary. This metaphor emphasizes the power dynamics, conflicts, and challenges that Gunn may have encountered while working with the studio.

The High Evolutionary, a character known for his desire to control and manipulate genetic structures, represents Disney in this metaphorical interpretation. Just as the High Evolutionary seeks to shape and control lifeforms, Disney, as a powerful studio, has a vested interest in maintaining control over its intellectual properties and maintaining a specific brand image.

Rocket, a genetically modified and rebellious creature, symbolizes James Gunn. Rocket’s nature reflects Gunn’s unique artistic vision and his willingness to challenge established norms. Gunn, like Rocket, brings his distinct voice and creativity to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

Throughout the storyline, the High Evolutionary attempts to exert control over Rocket, dictating his actions and imposing limitations on his freedom. This mirrors the potential struggles Gunn may have faced with Disney’s influence and restrictions on his creative choices. Gunn’s desire for artistic freedom and his willingness to push boundaries could have clashed with Disney’s desire for control and adherence to their established brand.

Rocket’s journey of self-discovery and defiance against the High Evolutionary’s control represents Gunn’s own resistance and quest for creative autonomy. Just as Rocket rebels against the High Evolutionary’s manipulation, Gunn may have pushed back against Disney’s attempts to restrict his artistic expression.

Ultimately, Rocket’s triumph over the High Evolutionary can be seen as a metaphor for Gunn’s ability to navigate the power dynamics and find a balance in his relationship with Disney. It suggests that Gunn may have successfully asserted his creative vision and secured a level of autonomy within the collaboration.

In summary, Rocket’s storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 can be interpreted as a metaphor for James Gunn’s relationship with Disney, with Disney represented by the High Evolutionary. This metaphor highlights the potential struggles and power dynamics that Gunn may have faced while working with a powerful studio, emphasizing his quest for creative freedom and the importance of finding a balance between artistic expression and studio control.

Not bad robot. Not bad at all…


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