I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for a second time over the weekend, and as emotional as it was for me the first time, it really hit me in the gut all over again. A big part of the reason was James Gunn’s choice in music, which, fitting for a movie that is basically one long “farewell”, had a certain gracefulness and elegance to it.
You can get a sense of what I’m talking about now, as Sarosfky, a one-stop cross-media production company specialized in producing outstanding long format, motion graphics, VFX, live-action, main titles, animation, editorial, design, and concept solutions,” has released the four-minute opening title sequence featuring that beautiful acoustic version of Radiohead’s “Creep”, played as we are reintroduced to the team on Knowhere.
Sarofsky describes the seen this way: “For the third and last film of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, the vibe of the main title sequence is definitely a departure from the upbeat ones in Vol. 1 and 2. We needed to develop a solution that felt much softer and introspective in order for it to work well with the tone of the sequence.”
“Set to a beautiful acoustic version of “Creep” by Radiohead, the animation of the letters blowing on and off the screen had to feel light as a feather – having an almost ethereal quality to it.”
In a funny little note, James Gunn shared on Tiktok that the drunken Star-Lord being carried away is actually an inflatable dummy. What, was Chris Pratt too heavy?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in theaters now and currently has earned $664M worldwide.