inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy, this post,and Peter Quill’s mom
- a song that you consider to be your own personal anthem
- a song to make a dramatic entrance to
- a song about making it rich and achieving your dreams
- a song you could commit a crime to
- a song about making bad romantic decisions
- a song to help block out the world
- a song that makes you dance like a small sproutling
- a song you would never admit to liking under the worst torture in the universe
- a song that makes you want to kick someone’s ass
- a song you insist everyone must hear in their lifetime
- a song that cheers you up when you’re sad
- a song about moving on and growing up
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.