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    I Am Groot “Magnum Opus” Explained

    Released on the 10th of August 2022,  MCU’s “I Am Groot” miniseries has finally been made available on Disney+. The praise-worthy five shorts of I Am Groot has received much love over the internet from everyone and quite deservedly so. After binging through all the 5 episodes and still not getting enough of it, here we are writing about it and you obviously reading. Before running into I Am Groot “Magnum Opus” Explained you might want to check out our recent article I Am Groot “Groot’s Pursuit” Explained.

    From clumsy Groot scenes to savage Groot scenes the whole miniseries will not take more than 20 minutes of yours which are undeniably totally worth it, considering its photorealistic animated visuals and how adorable Groot is. The article “I Am Groot Magnum Opus Explained” is a must after realizing how short yet detailed the episodes actually are. So without any further ado, let’s jump right into it.


    First things first let’s know how exactly did Groot end up in a white pot and why is he still a baby Groot. Those who remember the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 and 2 might already know from where this miniseries is coming from. But for those who don’t, at the end of the Guardians of Galaxy Volume 1, Groot basically ended up sacrificing his life to save others, after which Rocket planted one of his twigs into a pot from where Groot eventually resprouted.

    Rocket plants Groot

    This takes us to the I am Groot miniseries that follows the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1. Groot has just been resprouted and has taken his very first few steps and has just begun to get comfortable with the environment. Enough of the background now let’s move to the actual episode “Magnum Opus”.

    Magnum Opus Explained

    The very last episode of I Am Groot is named Magnum Opus and once again we see an Elector in which Groot seems quite busy this time. He has a lot of tasks going on, like cutting Rocket’s hair, stealing Drax’s soap, and using it as a skateboard while Drax is in the shower. Moving on we see Groot is carrying some other stuff too and accidentally drops the Anulax Battery that Rocket stole from Sovereign in Guardians Volume 2, Groot then molds things together using rocket propellers from Peter Quill’s boots.

    Now in need of some glitter Groot puts a bomb on a processing chip that blows the heck out of the room and causes a hole in the floor. Groot now tries to “fix” the hole by using tape when we see Rocket showing up after waking up to the sound of the explosion. He seems worried about baby Groot and comes to check in if he’s safe. Groot hands over a portrait that he drew for his family and Rocket immediately melts upon seeing the portrait, following another explosion and then Groots helps Rocket get to safety.

    Missable Details

    Peter Quill’s Backpack

    I Am Groot Magnum Opus Explained
    Peter Quill backpack in I Am Groot

    The backpack that we see at the start of the episode is actually Peter Quill’s backpack from the 2014 film. The backpack that Peter Quill had on the night when he was abducted.

    Alf Comic

    I Am Groot Magnum Opus Explained
    Alf comic in I Am Groot

    From Peter Quill’s backpack, we see that Groot takes out Marvel’s real Alf comic book from 1988.

    The Portrait

    In the end, we see the actual portrait that Groot was working on and he later shows it to Rocket. The portrait shows Groot wrapping his arms around the family including Rocket, Peter Quill, Drax, and Gamora which actually resembles the “we are Groot” moment from the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy where Groot saves them all, which means that Groot might be able to retain some of his memory. Beautiful isn’t it?

    That takes us to the end of I Am Groot “Magnum Opus” Explained. Let us know in the comments what are your thoughts about this amazing miniseries. To know about Love Death + Robots, ‘Jibaro’ Explained in Detail, or for more entertainment, keep following Retrology.

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    Rehan Muzammil
    Rehan Muzammil
    Rehan is a gaming enthusiast who loves to guide, discuss and share his ideas/views on Retrology. On the side, he is also a business student. Rehan has been writing gaming guides on Retrology for over a year now. His last played game was Stray - about which he has also written guides.
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