Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Review by Myla Tosatto
This is it, folks. The end of an era. The end of Peter Quill (you may know him as Star-Lord) and the rowdy bunch that has tasked itself with guarding our galaxy. This is their swan song. Their very mature and dark swan song. I hope you’re prepared!
The movie starts with Quill (Chris Pratt) mourning the passing/not passing* of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who has been hanging with the Ravagers. Quill is in a dark place and has been disappointing the rest of his Guardian crew: Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), and Cosmo (Maria Bakalova).** When Rocket becomes seriously injured, Quill and the Guardians go on an adventure to save him.
While The team tries to help Rocket, we see Rocket’s origin story. At times it’s sweet, at others, it is very disturbing. VERY disturbing. Let’s say that there are probably many creatures in this movie that won’t be getting their own stuffed animal. There are some nightmare visions at work here.
James Gunn has filled his movie with huge set pieces and fights. They look super and they are set to a great soundtrack. There aren’t as many laughs as expected in a Guardians of the Galaxy flick, but they make up for it with fighting.
*It’s all very timey-wimey because of Avengers: Endgame and the collecting of the Infinity Stones. Think of alternative timelines. Just don’t think too hard.
**The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is highly recommended before viewing this movie. Not just because you get to see how Kevin Bacon enters the MCU.