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Watch James Gunn's 2008 Movie About a Superhero and a Talking Raccoon

31 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

People are calling Guardians of the Galaxy a "weird" movie, but in many ways it's the least weird movie of James Gunn's career. The director and cowriter of the latest Marvel cinematic universe installment has always had a strange sense of humor, and the fact that he got his start at Troma Entertainment only nurtured that taste. We'd argue that even his scripts for the two live-action Scooby-Doo movies are at times weirder than anything in Gotg. If you want to see Gunn's sensibility at its weirdest, though, look to his short films. His first directorial credits include a couple sketches for Troma's Edge TV program in the U.K. One called Sgt. Kabukiman Public Service Announcement and is just Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman ranting about NYC's homeless...

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