Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Original title: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill 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.
After a VERY long hiatus, my website (and all its wonders) is back! I am going to do my best to provide regular updates/reviews and also will be trying to keep them shorter (unless of course, I LOVE a movie/book or just feel like writing a lot about it). Which of course has nothing to do with Guardians 3. This movie was getting good reviews and of course, I love James Gunn, so I saw it opening weekend, in IMAX for a matinee. I went in knowing very little, which I think was the best way to experience most movies.
First off, please don’t bring your kids to this, at least not if they are under 13. This movie is not like the other Guardians movies, there is swearing, blood, violence, and a couple of mildly gory/disturbing scenes. I did, however, not find the scenes with Rocket (you see a lot of how he gets created) to be as disturbing as I thought it would be but still, not good for a young child to see at all.
This movie has some excellent special effects, FUN action scenes, lots of funny moments, and some very serious/touching ones. I saw this in IMAX 3D and I’m glad I did, there are several scenes that look AMAZING! It was certainly worth the price. I have a litmus test for IMAX, if a movie can make me feel dizzy for a bit then it’s working and that happens here! If you’re a Nathan Fillion fan you are in for a treat! He has a couple of really good scene-stealers here to watch out for.
I think it is a testament to just how good a writer/director James Gunn has become when you can make someone really care about Rocket Racoon, I mean he’s a great character but it’s only this movie that I really cared about him and Starlord. The movie deals with some mental issues/trauma really well also. Everyone gets their chance to shine and I am very happy about the end of this chapter in the Guardians saga.
Stay until the end for 1 mid-credit and 1 post-credit scene. This movie does a great job setting up what will (I’m 99% certain) will be the next Guardians movie. My only real complaint here is that I did find the movie a little long. I’m still not sure why so many directors feel a movie needs to be 2.5 hours long, most of them don’t and I think 15-20 minutes less would have made this a better movie. That said I do highly recommend it and give it a solid 8 out of 10. Marvel is hopefully back in the groove now and I look forward to what comes next. I also really appreciated how this movie was PG-13, I hope we have more to come.