Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3 (2023)
8.75 of 10.00
“SHE’S A GOOD DOG!”
This movie in particular REALLY pushes me towards buying current issues because I had NO clue Adam Warlock had changed so much from my days as a comics collector. Sorry. Nerd moment. Okay.
is a great third and final chapter of the series, although the jokes during the first 20 minutes or so were very good but missed their timing in my opinion. Plus, the excitement (and the jokes) did not take off until near the end of the ’corporate break-in’
. The pre-hype was matched and exceeded afterwards though.
Everyone, from the stars to marginal cast, had great dialogue. Pom Klementieff (Mantis) and Karen Gillan (Nebula) received more material and screentime than usual. Chukwudi Iwuji’s High Evolutionary was as sadistic as I remember from the books.
The movie’s spotlight is Rocket. James Gunn does a wonderfully solid job telling his story and his importance to the team. Audiences should go in expecting heart strings to be pulled from beginning to the very end, whether it is Rocket or the rest of the crew.
Rest assured, Gamora is addressed. I did not like how but only from a selfish perspective. Gunn did right by her.
Two cut scenes are embedded in the end credits. The first one rolls fairly quickly and is perhaps a glimpse of the team as cameos in future movies.
The second one is at the very end. Be sure to pay attention to the newspaper, lol.
The opening ‘Marvel Studios’ is a tribute to the franchise in a ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ type way. And the end credits contain many snapshot memories of everything connected to the team, whether from the big or small screen.
Time for an avatar change…