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#26 2017-04-29 15:06:01

ylvs
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Just watched it again with the whole family. Daughter1.1 somehow was the only one who did not know it. Loved it of course. Me and the girly are going to the pictures together next weekend!

 

#27 2017-04-29 20:03:24

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Das ist groot!


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#28 2017-04-29 22:18:28

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Not "Ich bin Groot"?


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#29 2017-04-29 23:04:43

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

It's the same wordplay as "That is groot". Works in both languages.


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#30 2017-04-29 23:20:41

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Watched the first movie again yesterday evening. Still fabulous!
Will see Vol. 2 tonight with best friend.


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#31 2017-04-29 23:28:51

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy


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#32 2017-04-29 23:32:40

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Thanks!


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#33 2017-04-29 23:40:21

Auros
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter wrote:

It's the same wordplay as "That is groot". Works in both languages.

??  He says, "I am Groot," not, "That is Groot."  Where did the "that" come from?


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#34 2017-04-29 23:40:53

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Olaf wrote:

Watched the first movie again yesterday evening. Still fabulous!
Will see Vol. 2 tonight with best friend.

It's out already?  I don't think it opens until May 4th or 5th here.


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#35 2017-04-30 00:27:26

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Still haven't seen it, but I just had to mention that a friend of mine wrote a sequel "Collect them all!" I haven't read it yet, but if it's as good as her previous two books...


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#36 2017-04-30 01:12:26

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Auros wrote:

Peter wrote:

It's the same wordplay as "That is groot". Works in both languages.

??  He says, "I am Groot," not, "That is Groot."  Where did the "that" come from?

From answering to my post. Changing the good from "That is good" to groot hence getting "That is groot".

Why is it that jokes always become lame once they're explained?

 

#37 2017-04-30 01:14:02

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Auros wrote:

Olaf wrote:

Watched the first movie again yesterday evening. Still fabulous!
Will see Vol. 2 tonight with best friend.

It's out already?  I don't think it opens until May 4th or 5th here.

Yes. It opened in Europe last Thursday.

 

#38 2017-04-30 03:31:53

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Auros wrote:

Not "Ich bin Groot"?

Sorry, it was just a lame joke, as Ylvs says. In the German phrase "Das ist gut", I just changed "gut" to "groot". You're right; the German version of "I am Groot" is probably something like "Ich bin Groot" (I haven't seen the German version of the film, so I don't know for sure). I was going for a bad pun, rather than a translation.


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#39 2017-04-30 03:50:54

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Enjoy, Olaf :)


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#40 2017-04-30 13:24:00

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

I must've just missed that post, skimming back over the thread.  Oops.

I am super-envious of y'all with your early opening dates.  No fair!  They should have a single global opening. *nodnod*

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#41 2017-04-30 15:04:00

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Just back from the movies.

In short, I loved it :-)

It is absolutely hilarious and a lot of fun.


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#42 2017-05-02 14:58:22

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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

I loved the 1 and i have so much expectation about the second :D

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