Even getting this version of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 seems like a bit of a miracle. After firing then re-hiring James Gunn, Marvel managed to still wind up with a film that has really been taken by my fellow critics (and myself, as you’ll see below), with audiences poised to chime in now with huge box office numbers. Tying in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick, the Awards Radar Community Question asks for the obvious. Once you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we want to know what you thought of it!
For those who didn’t see my review last week, here is some of what I had to say about the movie:
Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, no franchise has been more consistently beloved, or handled with more of a singular vision, than the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Shepherded by James Gunn, the now three movies are all big science fiction epics, to be sure, but they’re also funny tales of friendships and makeshift families. They’re more personal tales than they might initially seem on the surface, which is a part of their charm. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Gunn has upped the ante, making for one of Marvel’s strongest flicks in some time. Brace yourself, because this isn’t just exciting and funny, it’s emotionally devastating at times, too.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is one last ride with a team you’ve grown to love. Moreover, Gunn has made this Rocket’s story, which invests you in a CGI raccoon more than you’d ever expect. To that end, it’s worth noting that there are several harrowing scenes involving animal endangerment, albeit of the computer generated variety. It’s not done in a manner that’s offensive, but if you’re an animal lover, it’s going to be intense. That’s more evidence of how Gunn gets you to identify with his characters. The agony and the ecstasy, the heartbreak and laughter, it’s all here, just sandwiched within a sci-fi sequel in the MCU.
That’s what I have to say. I even ranked it among the other MCU titles here. Now, it’s your turn. When you check out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, return here to let us know your reaction. Good, bad, indifferent, it’s all on the table here. So, don’t be shy…
What are your thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Let us know!