“He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn’t your daddy.”

From: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Yondu

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The titular group is formed with an eclectic cast of characters, which include a human being who is part “god,” the adopted daughter of a “mad titan,” a strong but dimwitted man who doesn’t understand sarcasm, the leader of a pirate gang, and a talking raccoon and tree. On paper, it may not seem like a good idea to put these oddities on screen but their films have drawn critical acclaim and box office success.

The quote comes from near the end of the film. Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt) had just defeated his “god” of  a father, which leads to the planet self-destructing. Yondu (played by Michael Rooker), the space pirate who actually raised Peter in order to protect him from his biological father, manages to save him by flying them into space. He does deliver the quote before expiring from the harshness of outer space.

Geek wisdom: Being a father isn’t just siring a child. Being a father also means being their for the child you created. A real father will make the effort to do right by their children.

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“They’re dinosaurs. ‘Wow’ enough.”

From: Jurassic World

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Owen Grady

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Jurassic World. Jurassic World is the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise and also serves as a way to revive the franchise and update the movies for today’s audiences. In the film, the theme park, Jurassic World, is looking to create a new dinosaur. As such, they create the Indominus Rex, a hybrid of a variety of dinosaurs… with predictably dire consequences.

In the film, Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) brings Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) to the Indominus Rex’s holding pen. She explains that they needed to do this to reinvigorate interest in the park and to do that, they used genetic modification to “up the wow factor.” This is when Owen snidely delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: There’s a lot of amazing things in the world at this very moment. Whether it be something simple and trite as watching the sunrise or a technological marvel like the engineering and manpower that was put into the construction of a building, we just seem to be bored with it as we’ve gotten used to it. As such, we just can’t seem to appreciate these special things. However, that doesn’t make these things any less fantastic.

We have to learn to recognize the beauty of the things around us and appreciate them rather than take them for granted.