Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 a fun action packed adventure, highlighting Marvel’s once unknown team

Marvel Studios´ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an action-packed comedy adventure that is able to bring finality to Marvel´s once-unknown team. Directed and written by James Gunn, Vol. 3 feels separate from the other projects within the franchise with it dealing with a more personal story rather than a world-ending threat and a more stylish form of direction by Gunn.

Official Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 poster with cast line-up
Official Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 poster with cast line-up (IMDb)

The story of the film follows a member left in critical condition after a battle and without the proper equipment to help, it becomes the rest of the Guardians’ mission to save their friend by any means necessary. The film has to juggle between many characters including the main team members, Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), the antagonist High Evolutionary (Chukwuji Iwuji), and more side characters than the previous films yet each character is able to have a justifiable amount of screentime while also highlighting what makes them special. 

Every actor is able to have a scene or moment that allows their performance to shine. Everyone from actors Dave Bautista and Sean Gunn are able to have more material to work off and therefore able to bring more of a performance than in previous installments. The two actors who steal the show though are Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Chudwuji Iwuji as the High Evolutionary. Both actors have scenes dedicated to themselves where you forget they are acting and aren’t their given characters.

 With it being the send-off for the trilogy, Gunn gives it his all where writing, action, & cinematography are all on point. The Guardians films have always been the most consistent movies when it comes to these overall aspects, but Vol. 3 treads new ground on how unique Marvel projects can be while being in the same universe.

Discretion is advised while watching the movie as both physical & verbal abuse towards animals is shown & heard in either brief glimpses or shown barely out of sight. This as well as mild blood and gore push the PG-13 rating which viewers may not be expecting. However, the film is a blast to watch in theaters on a movie screen rather than waiting for its release on streaming/digital.