Yondu is the best southern hero in fiction in the last decade(slight spoiler)


#1

Yondu has all the traits of a great southern hero:
-Redemption
-Y’all
-Child rearin
-Humility
-Legal problems
-Yankee hate
-Sacrifice
-Racoons

Southerners get shit on by most media as a bunch of slack-jawed cousin-elopers so its genuinely nice to have a cool person be the hero and also be country(even if he’s an alien and his accent makes no real sense).
Also shout out to Kraglin for also redeeming himself.


#2

Yondu even has some traits that make him a great hero across the pond as well! The key being:

-Is Mary Poppins, y’all.

Joking aside though, Michael Rooker did an amazing job as Yondu. He honestly made a lot of the second movie which kind of made me a bit sad that we didn’t get more Yondu in the first one. I could very easily say that he was my favorite character as of the end of Vol. 2.


#3

It helps that Michael Rooker is a national treasure of an actor. I’ve never seen a role that wasn’t enormously enhanced by him.

SUPER (a much less-known James Gunn movie that expertly deconstructs the superhero movie genre) was certainly made better by his presence.


#4

I agree completely, and I hope we’ll be seeing more Michael Rooker in general because he’s a really great actor.