Let's begin with Peter Quill's mom.
The Help: Of Chocolate Pies for more). Peter's mom, as usual, symbolizes "the motherland," the land which gave birth to him, so that she has cancer and is dying mirrors how the film makers believed that in 1988, when she dies, America was also dying; the question is, why? (This is even more important when you realize that this start to the film isn't like the original Peter Quill biography at all, so this was specifically written for our day and time).
That's the problem.
|Ronan actually isn't a very good villain: we really don't know what his purpose is, other than to kill Xandar in retaliation for a thousand years of war waged against his father and grand father. Meh, that is kind of thin. My biggest concern is, at the end, when Ronan is just about to touch the surface of the planet with the stone, and Peter starts dancing to distract him; why is this a concern? I probably wouldn't have thought much about it, except Despicable Me 3 did for me. At 1:40 in this trailer for Despicable Me 3,Bratt challenges Gru to a "dance fight," and that is basically what Peter does with Ronan (yes, he is distracting Ronan, as we see Thor do in The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron when Vision comes with Thor's hammer to pound Ultron, but that's a very different scene, isn't it, from how this plays out with Ronan and Peter: Peter letting the "vermin" Rocket do his work for him; then, of course, we have the reference to The Secret Life Of Pets, and Snowball yells, "That raccoon is not the president!" and then collapses; Rocket has a lot of issues, but I don't particularly want to compare him to Obama (please see Flushed Pets: The Secret Life Of Pets for more). To me, Ronan makes a great candidate for a socialist figure, because he's so crazy, that is what socialism and its adherents are like, but I just don't see enough to link him to that (he's not a grounded enough villain, and someone else could easily take him and turn him into a Christian, or a Capitalist, or anything they wanted, so he's a very vague character).|
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