Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.
This review contains spoilers: read at your own risk.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Synopsis
Following the Blip and loss of beloved people, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 follows Peter Quill and his friends in a quest to save their friend’s life. Rocket (Bradley Cooper) was deadly shot, and the only way to save him is to find the Hight Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and get the code that will cure him.
As soon as I watched the trailer, I knew this would be a roller coaster of emotions. I wasn’t prepared for what I watched. Since the very first scene, it was crystal clear this movie would be about Rocket. They put together everyone’s stories to make one, and Rocket was the common point. They told everyone’s stories in a way that connected every characters’ arc.
This movie’s plot was way more heart warming and more emotional than the precedents, and it turned out amazingly. It wasn’t too cheesy or completely out of what The Guardians of the Galaxy is about.
Peter Quill had a complete change in this movie. Instead of being the playful, smart and funny superhero we knew, we see a destroyed and defeated Peter. He’s still sarcastic and a music lover, but when Rocket was hit and Peter felt the guilt, it was nerve wracking. It made me so mad that the bullet hit Rocket when Quill could’ve stopped it…but I realized it was necessary to kick some sense into Peter’s mind. Rocket being on the verge of death was definitely the wake up call Peter needed.
As for the other characters in the group, they remained more or less the same for the first half of the movie. It wasn’t until the last part that we realized the evolution these characters experienced: Mantis (Pom Klementieff) went from being unable to read anyone’s emotions or understanding social cues to being the most empathetic member of the group. Drax (Dave Bautista) showed how he actually had emotional maturity. And Groot (Vin Diesel) was the personification of how the environment and circumstances can affect how you turn out while growing up -let’s remember he was killed in the first movie and then reborn-.
Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), one of the Hight Evolutionary’s slaves, surprised me, but I expected more. I feel he was portrayed as a very powerful, but too childish, villain. He’s supposed to be childish, since he isn’t developed yet, but it was still too childish for me. He had SO much potential, I hope they’ll explore that better in the future.
As for the Hight Evolutionary…wow, I didn’t know I could know and loathe someone so quickly! Chukwudi did an amazing job portraying the character, and it was crucial to understand Rocket’s background and empathize even more with him.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review
I must admit I was scared at first. Lately Marvel has been known for a decadent quality, and I have a very soft spot for The Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m glad to say it surprised me in the best possible way! It also surprised me with the cameo of a beloved actor I met as a writer helping a New York detective: Nathan Fillion!
What I loved the most was how they explored Rocket’s story. We got to understand him and why his character is the way it is. I believe this movie stole all of our hearts. I also feel it was the best decision they could make, since they explored other characters’ stories in the previous movies.
What I love about this movie is the simplicity in it. There’s no big dilemma where the universe’s destiny is at danger. It’s just a raccoon fighting between life and death, and his friends do everything in their power to save him. In the process, they save so many other creatures and bring down a sadistic villain, which makes the story even better. But this simplicity is simply brilliant. I loved all the flashbacks and cute scenes of Rocket and his friends. I swear I heard people sobbing, and I absolutely felt them and joined them sometimes.
I’ve been thinking of a negative point, but the only thing that comes to my mind is: Maybe they didn’t play as many 80′ songs as they should’ve?
Overall, I think it’s a marvelous movie, and my only advice is to bring tissues with you when you watch it. If you’ve already watched it, what are your thoughts? Don’t forget to check this place when we will be back with more reviews.
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