Paw Post Movie Insider: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review


Guardians of the Galaxy promo art. Photo by @AntMan3001 on Flickr.

“Come and get your love” for the last time with the final chapter in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. Following the Guardians on their last journey, director James Gunn has an incredible way of balancing the mix of humor and heart. If you’re looking for a way to conclude your relationship with Marvel’s most vibrant characters, this is it. The most revealing part of the film is Rocket’s backstory. Starting out as an experiment for The High Evolutionary, a mad scientist who wants to make the perfect world by mixing animal and human DNA, Rocket is once again in danger by the scientist who wants him for more experiments. The entire plot of the film is the rest of the Guardians who have to help save Rocket before it’s too late. Without warning, I did not expect this movie to be that emotional and heartwarming. Considering the past Marvel movies from this year including Quantimania: Ant Man and the Wasp and Thor: Love and Thunder, both of which were considered flops based on the box office and critics, I would consider this movie to be a revival for Marvel movies because it actually felt like a Marvel movie. My only issue was Gamora’s character who was no longer a part of the Guardians, she was quite useless in my opinion. Also, her and Star Lord’s love story felt recycled from the first movie because she didn’t love him anymore and so they were back at square one. But, these were my only issues and overall it was a great film. Yes, I teared up throughout many parts of the movie because (disclaimer and spoiler warning) this movie had animal abuse I couldn’t handle. Rocket’s past was just so heartbreaking, I wasn’t prepared. But, it made for a great story that I would definitely see again. And as always, the soundtrack was just as good as the other two movies. 

Stars: 4/5