By Jeremy Torres
Marvel’s latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3,” wastes no time getting audiences up to speed with everything that is happening in the Marvel universe. The film takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, keeping you guessing.
It is definitely one of the best movies Marvel has produced in recent years. Marvel allowed director James Gunn full control of ideas, script, and production.
James Gunn delivered a historic and beautiful send off of his career with marvel’s best trilogy made to date. Considering Marvel’s latest offerings “The Eternals,” “Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness,’’ “Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder,” were considered bombs, “GotG Vol. 3” was make or break for the studio. Fortunately, “GotG Vol.3’’ fixes the mistakes of its predecessors. The CGI in this movie is visually stunning. Everything from the sets to the actors to the script is put together with no noticeable flaws .
The humor used in the film is subtle and not forced. It flows with the tone of the story. Although there are moments where there is unnecessary comedic relief, the tone of the film is more serious than previous “GotG” films.
The film provides a lot more information and background on Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper), and the Guardians take us on a a relentless journey to find “The High Evolutionary,” meeting new characters along the way like Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), Cosmo the spacedog, and Rocket’s friends Lylla (Linda Cardellini), Floor (Mikaela Hoover), and Teefs (Asim Chaudhry). Rocket’s creator, The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), who seeks to make the universe perfect, also features heavily in the storyline.
Although it may have received lower ratings than the previous two prequels, “GotG Vol. 3” is the most entertaining and fulfilling, with a few gut-wrenching moments that leave fans in tears.
One of the reasons the film is able to have this emotional impact is because of the music.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is known for its soundtracks. The song choices and placement in the movies flow so perfectly that it brings a smile to your face. “Guardians of the Galaxy” brings people back to early 2000’s music and before. It opens light to old artists and songs that are songs you would have on repeat after the movie.
The fight scenes and choreography were beautifully done with some long one-takes of the team having one last team-up and it doesn’t disappoint.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” delivers on all fronts, making it a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With stunning CGI, well-written characters, and subtle humor, the movie is a delight that keeps audiences engaged throughout the whole film.