I Totally Forgot That Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Safari Song’ Plays in ‘Aquaman’
Mid-Michigan's own Greta Van Fleet is red hot right now. They're everywhere -- the radio, the Grammys, SNL, and even the DCEU.
I saw 'Aquaman' in theaters on opening night. It was an action-packed, non-stop thrill ride the entire time. This movie somehow keeps throwing everything at the screen, including the kitchen sink, until you have every kitchen sink in the world piled up on top of you... I mean that in the best way possible. I imagine that's why I forgot that Greta Van Fleet's music is featured prominently in the film.
I was very surprised to hear GVF's 'Safari Song' featured in a bar scene that was maybe 20 minutes into the movie. I was thrilled that the local boys got such a big needle drop in a funny part of the biggest DCEU movie thus far. I remember telling myself, "ooh, I gotta mention this on the website tomorrow," but then the movie spent the next 2 hours giving us literally all the things and I forgot until right now.
I'm not kidding. Here is a list of random things that appear in 'Aquaman' after the montage set to Greta Van Fleet's 'Safari Song'... and obviously -- there are kind of spoilers below:
- Dolph Lundgren On an Armored Seahorse
- An Octopus Playing Drums
- Crab People
- A Pitbull Song Describing the Plot of the Movie Set to the Tune of 'Africa' by Toto
- Laser Sharks
- Sea War
- A Full-On Indiana Jones Treasure Hunt
- Julie Andrews as the Biggest Creature You've Ever Seen on Film
- Dolph Lundgren Again... Seriously, he's like the 6th lead in the movie, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
This movie had everything and it was so much fun. Even if you haven't seen it, the aforementioned things aren't really spoilers. So much happens that it's almost an unspoilable movie. It just crazy that someone pulled off the impossible task of making an Aquaman movie cool, while simultaneously making every kind of movie at once. I can't wait to see it four or five more times.
It's also unbelievably cool for Greta Van Fleet. I remember playing 'Highway Song' on our old local rock show The Flint Town Throwdown way back in 2013. Don't quote me on this, but I believe that was the first time they were played on the radio. Now that they're megastars, it was pretty cool to bump into the boys from Frankenmuth again as they joined me in the DCEU.
Yes, you read that right. It was not a typo. I'm in the DCEU too. I'm canon. Have I not mentioned that I appeared in two of the ten highest-grossing movies of 2016 at least 48 times before? Just in case I haven't -- I was in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Martha Justice' and 'Suicide Squad.' No big deal. Batman is my friend. It's chill.
Ridiculous humblebrags aside, I'd like to congrats to Greta Van Fleet on all of their well-deserved success. Welcome to the DCEU, boys. By the way, did you guys get paid? I'm not getting any residual checks from either of the movies I was in. Can you ask your contact at Warner Bros. about that? Thanks.