The pluckiest misfits of galactic heroes return for one final mission in the last chapter of their trilogy in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
Since we were first introduced back in 2014, I have always adored the Guardians. Between the film’s infectious charm and catchy musicality to its heartfelt familial messaging, I’ve always had a soft spot for these “morons.”
However, I didn’t have high expectations after the last batch of Marvel films.
But I have nothing to say except, bravo!
I laughed a LOT. I cried a LOT. THAT is how you end a trilogy.
I will keep this review short and sweet, because I’m too busy sobbing over Rocket’s backstory but without giving away too many details, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” is the perfect closure to this chapter of Marvel storytelling.
The film features everything you’d want from this finale — a killer soundtrack, spectacular special effects, brilliant action sequences, lots of solid laughs and dedicated performances from the entire ensemble. Chukwudi Iwuji’s monstrous High Evolutionary and Will Poulter’s Warlock were standouts, however it’s Bradley Cooper’s Rocket who is the HEART of the film.
Although there were some clunky writing moments and awkward editing choices, the film’s emotional core is unforgettable and moving.
Definitely pack tissues. Especially if you’re a die hard fan or animal lover.
And embrace the finality that we will all be Groot.