There are times when you come to the conclusion that what you want from a film is exactly what you are expecting from your relationship and a perfect partner – humour, geeky references, unexpected jokes and an absolutely amazing soundtrack. I know it sounds harsh but I can’t get to like or respect some people because of their taste in music. Or the lack of it.
It’s great if you can find someone who finishes your sentences with a song lyric. It is also great to watch a film which makes your giggle and makes you feel like you ‘just can’t control your feet’. And I can’t blame it on the boogie but on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
There was a lot of hype about the film after the release but I have to say, it was well deserved. It’s not just another Marvel comic book put to life. It is a really funny, relaxed film. Chris Pratt as Quill is perfectly cast. He’s not a super hero, more of a misfit and accidental hero. He reminds me a bit of Harrison Ford as Han Solo or Indiana Jones, especially that he’s got similar charisma, goofiness and charm with the ladies.
First time in a while I actually laughed out loud watching a film. And I’m a sucker for Pollock and ‘Footloose’ references.
But the most unexpected thing for me was the soundtrack. It’s truly an awesome mix tape. Every song is perfectly chosen and fits like a glove to each scene. It will be my mix tape for a while.
If you haven’t watched it yet, you simply just must. Especially if you feel gloomy.
And with it you have to have a nourishing classic like:
200 green beans, trimmed and cut in half
4 new potatoes, washed and quartered
100g pine nuts
for the pesto:
1 cup spinach
1 cup basil
1 cup kale
1 cup rocket
100 g almonds
zest and juice of one lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
1. Start by cooking pasta and blanching green beans and potatoes.
2. In the meantime blend almonds in a food processor until they turn into small crumbs. Add rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper, more lemon or oil to your taste.
3. Drain pasta and mix with all the rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and veggie parmesan (optional).