My Heartfelt Love of Rocket Raccoon
I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 3 yesterday and cried my eyes out. Those who know me, know I never pass up an opportunity to see a superhero movie. Those who know me well, know that my absolutely favorite superhero is Rocket. I can’t help but identify with the one hero that is: very short, surly, and has unremarkable brown hair. He is essentially me before the coffee kicks in.
How deep is my love? When I was getting dressed in the morning I had to pick between my two Rocket T-shirts. I was disappointed that it was too hot out for my knee-high Rocket socks, and my awesome Rocket hoodie. And as mentioned before I cried, and cried, and cried for Rocket’s devastating backstory. If I’d been in the movie with him, I would have been the one the other Guardians had to hold back when Rocket didn’t outright kill him. (See? Surly)
I am deeply grateful to the MCU for leaving Rocket in charge of the New Guardians so we can see him again – hopefully sometime soon.