Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – Film Review
by Katie McCann

Director – James Gunn
Writers – James Gunn, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Stars – Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is the final instalment of what has easily become some of the most popular and beloved Marvel characters in the first phase of the MCU. Now it’s time for them to face the music one last time and go up against one of their biggest bad guys to date; the High Evolutionary. After all, to die trying is their thing!

We kick off after the events of Avengers Infinity War and things are not going great for our heroes. Quill (Chris Pratt) is still in mourning for his dead (but actually not dead, just a different version of herself from a different timeline who has never met or fallen in love with him), girlfriend, Gamora (Zoe Saldana). While he is in a drunken stupor their planet of Knowhere is attacked by a mysterious gold man (Will Poulter) who seems to have a vendetta against Rocket (Bradley Cooper). When Rocket is left fighting for his life after the ensuing battle the Guardians must put their troubles and issues with each other to one side in order to save him.

What follows is pretty much what you expect from a Marvel movie but with James Gunn at the helm, there is also an extra layer of fun and quite a lot of heart. Rocket’s back story is a major part of this film and credit must be given to the CGI team working for Marvel here as they really pull out all the stops to emotionally kick every audience member in the stomach.

It has been almost ten years since the first volume was released and each film has managed to hold on to the spark of the first and has given the entire Marvel Universe an injection of joy while also helping the sales figures of many a 70’s and 80’s rock band. This is a fitting end for our Guardians but fingers crossed it won’t be The End.

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