Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 follows the adventures of the group post Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder, after ditching Thor (he never would make a Guardian anyway). This time around, the Guardians are being targeted by Adam Warlock, to be precise Rocket Racoon is. As the story progresses, the film tells us that Rocket and even Adam’s ‘mother’ are the creation of the High Evolutionary—the main villain in Vol. 3.

Without going into further details that might give up spoilers, Rocket gets his justice, literally and figuratively speaking. But this is Guardians of the Galaxy film, not a Rocket Racoon film. So even though the main character feels like Rocket, other members have their own screen time too. 

Rocket Racoon (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

It is my second time watching an MCU film, enjoying it without overthinking or over analysing. It feels like the time I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Although Wakanda Forever is not perfect, the feeling of enjoyment was still there.

Have you ever felt that watching MCU entries feels like a chore? Yeah, me too. But now is your chance to feel otherwise. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t really have any cheap cameos sourced from the last 5 films or some random guy from a series no one watches. This is a film about a group of misfits, which from the first volume, has undergone changes in composition of its members.

Even with its ending, I hope to see more of them in other MCU entries or even Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4. However, I wouldn’t get my hopes too high because of James Gunn—the director has switched sides to DC to be like a sort of their version of Kevin Feige. So not only with the stories and characters, but we also get to say goodbye to one of the creators.

Overall, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. It maintains the fun and energy of the first two films while providing a fitting conclusion to the character arcs. The film offers an enjoyable blend of humour, action, and character developments without capitalising other characters outside of the guardians. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 does a good job of wrapping up the trilogy and audiences get a proper send-off.

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