Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review

Rocket Raccoon’s tale is prominently included in all of the promotional materials for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 that have been released in advance of its scheduled release. James Gunn has created one of the most emotionally touching superhero films the MCU has ever made by concentrating on the adorable and complex garbage panda.

The Guardians gang as we know it will come to an end with the most recent MCU film. Due to our natural apprehension about the future of our favourite MCU characters, there is a tension and trepidation that naturally arises in the viewer as they watch.

Despite how difficult saying goodbye may be, the Guardians have finished the Marvel movie trilogy in fine fashion. Gunn brings fun and vitality to his work once more, but this time he gives the proceedings a noticeably darker tone.

As we cut between present-day danger and flashbacks to Rocket’s tragic beginnings as an unwilling test subject, the movie picks up speed quickly and never lets up. It’s a tale about embracing one’s imperfections and determining how much we can or cannot change, which raises a number of intriguing queries about morality and meaning.

The Guardians are sent on a mission to stop the new film’s villain, High Evolutionary, from researching Rocket in order to improve his dubious plan for a new paradise. This is the main concept of the tale, without giving anything away.

The visual component of storytelling has been lacking in recent Marvel Phase 5 entries, as well as the latter half of Phase 4. The Guardians films have never had trouble with this, and the threequel maintains the pattern of great set design and believable CGI that has almost exclusively been seen in this MCU subgenre.

Bradley Cooper’s voice acting is superb, giving his character a tragic edge and solidifying his reputation as the finest of the group. Dave Bautista strikes a mix between humour and a few unexpectedly touching scenes. Mantis also gains tremendous depth from Pom Klementieff that we haven’t seen previously, transforming from an extraterrestrial tag-along to the team’s moral compass who keeps them together in their most trying circumstances.

Great soundtracks and a tonne of humour, two major distinguishing features of prior James Gunn films, are also present. The tracklist for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is executed well, albeit maybe a little too enthusiastically. The novelty ultimately wears off as a different jukebox song is played to complement each scenario.

The performance of Adam Warlock by Will Poulter stands out in this regard. He not only accurately portrays the battle sequences, but he also has a refreshingly straightforward demeanour that consistently makes viewers giggle.

Although Gunn has certainly pushed the boundaries for the MCU with this film, which even contains Marvel’s first F-bomb, there is undoubtedly a sense that more risks could have—and should have—been taken. It just doesn’t feel like the whole thing is significant enough.

In the end, though, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ending offers every member of the gang a chance to shine, and the outcome is a rousing conclusion to the show. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, has a few scenes that will go down in Marvel history, and ends with a hopeful message, which is great, isn’t it?

 

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