How ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Prison Uniform Stripes Represent Numerous Crimes

Guardians of the Galaxy Prison StripesIn James Gunn’s first Guardians of the Galaxy film, we find our lovable A-holes before they officially assemble together as the Guardians when they are arrested and placed in the Kyln. Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax and Rocket are all seen wearing yellow prison uniforms that feature a certain number of stripes.

A Reddit thread speculated that the stripes on the Guardians’ prison uniforms each represent crimes and makes the claim that the grey line found on Rocket’s represents indecent exposure. Gunn confirmed that while the stripes do represent crimes, the grey stripe on Rocket is not for indecent exposure.

On his official Facebook, Gunn discussed what crimes the Guardians’ prison uniform stripes represented. He also revealed that Groot was originally to be seen in the film wearing yellow pants as well, but was eventually removed:

[…]Rocket’s are mercenary activity, grievous bodily harm, arson (he blows up a lot of stuff), escape from prison, and, I believe, public drunkenness.

Quill’s crimes are penny-ante robbery, grift, criminal conspiracy (from his gang involvement with the Ravagers), and having sex with members of a royal family (consensual but on some planets considered an outrageous crime for someone from his caste).

Gamora keeps things simple with her long list of murders and assassinations, all at the behest of Thanos.

And Drax’s crimes are grievous bodily harm, murder, and every variety of destroying stuff you can imagine.

The lines pretty much match what are listed as the crimes in the mug shot scene in the movie, but sometimes with more detail and additional crimes.

In the original cut, I planned to have the Nova guards put a pair of pants on Groot with his crimes of mercenary activity, grievous bodily harm and escape from prison on them, but, as soon as he entered the prison he tore his pants off, because the dude just loves being nude. However, it ended up being an enormous expense to have to create CGI pants for Groot, so it was one of the compromises I made to come in on budget. […]

All-in-all, what Gunn’s comments double down on is that although the Guardians rise to the occasion as heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, their sketchy pasts and personal issues rival that of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Their personal flaws are part of what makes the Guardians so unique.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are now available to own on digital HD and other home media.

The Guardians will next be seen in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War where they will meet Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they unite against Thanos. Here is the synopsis:

“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

Source: James Gunn

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Score, Ranked From Worst To Best

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The Avengers Marvel Cinematic UniverseThe Marvel Cinematic Universe has set a precedent that, frankly, a lot of people are trying to copy. but as successful as the films have been, the sounds of these stories are just as important as the stories they are telling. Whether it be a bunch of losers, a Norse god or even your friendly neighborhood high-schooler, each character has a different look and sound that makes a movie work.

The emotions that a single instrument or orchestra can bring to a scene can make our break a moment. Some themes are iconic and some probably don’t get as much credit as they should so let’s break down exactly what makes these scores what they are.

Here’s every Marvel Cinematic Universe film score, ranked from worst to best. Hit Next to get started!

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