Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

By Karissa Meno

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continues the story of Peter Quill, Groot, Rocket, Drax, and the rest of the Guardians as they go on one final mission to protect the galaxy. The film was released on May 5th.

This Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios production is directed by James Gunn. With the amazing cast of Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), and Will Poulter (Adam Warlock).

The movie begins with the story of Rocket, where he came from and how he got to where he is now. We also see some struggle from Quill as he tries to get over Gamora and her absence. We see the group and how they are expanding and adjusting to their new life on the ship. We also see throughout the movie that the group still has a hard time expressing their love for one another, as well as their communication skills. The group still keeps their silly dynamic with one another and more family moments between the characters. The group must go through all these challenges to save one of their own as another member comes back into the family.

This movie has a beautiful way of showing that even though everyone in the group is  different and has a different way of acting towards everyone, they all still somehow click together to make the perfect team. The movie introduces a few new characters that are powerful and lovable that also click into the dynamic of the Guardians and their purpose to protect space. It still has a way of making the audience laugh even though they haven’t taken away from the parts that are meant to be serious.

Now if you’re an animal lover like me, this movie may be a little hard to get through, not that anything particularly gruesome happens to these animals but if you have a soft spot for animals your heart just might break for them. On the more visual side of the movie, they always seem to be improving when it comes to the action and fighting scenes.

The action and fighting sequences only get better from the past two movies. They always find a way to put more detail and effort into their scenes and create aesthetically pleasing and effortless fighting scenes. It may feel like a lot is going on during the fights but I felt that’s what kept me watching it and kept me in the loop of all the events going on in the movie.

Speaking of the events going on in the movie, there is a lot more going on in this final part of the Guardians movies. Not so much to the point where you can’t seem to keep up, but the pacing of the movies were not too slow but almost too fast. Since they introduced so many new characters and creatures it’s hard to keep up with which stories are going on at that moment.

The moments in this movie are truly heartfelt and can get you thinking about the perspective of the people or events around you. You can see how much the cast and characters have grown throughout these movies and it was difficult to say goodbye to the Guardians of the Galaxy, at least most of them.

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