Geico promotes the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy in its new commercial, featuring Groot as he teams up with Gecko to help him on his journey to save people money.
The 30-second spot starts with Gecko in a cinema, watching Guardians of the Galaxy, and making a comparison between the guardians and him. “The Guardians of the Galaxy save the galaxy. I save people money.” – says the Gecko (voiced by Jake Woods), then asking himself “What if we teamed up…?”.
The next scene features Geico’s mascot and a baby Groot in a face-to-face conversation. “Quick, everyone is paying too much for car insurance. We’ve got to save them…money!”, tells Gecko to Groot, who answers “I am Groot.” (for those who haven’t seen the film, this is Groot’s only line in the movie). “Yeah, uh, no, no…”, says Gecko, reminding Groot that he was supposed to say his line, “GEICO could save you 15% or more.”. His new friend says again “I am Groot.”, which makes Gecko repeat what he’d previously said: “No. 15% or more.”. “It was in the script.” – adds Gecko. When Groot says again “I am Groot”, Gecko concludes “I don’t think he read the script.”.
The highly anticipated sequel of the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy and directed by James Gunn, follows Peter Quill and his team as they embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of his parentage. After having gone on sale on Friday, March 26, the film will be released in theaters on May 5.