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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' review: James Gunn's stuffed but satisfying trilogy of cappers

Movie superheroes have had a rough time lately. This year, Shazam and Ant-Man proved themselves a bit overwhelmed in their latest adventure. Thus, the report trilogy capped Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. achieved its goal of being proven to be

One of Marvel’s franchises offering an exciting and audience-pleasing ending to the biggest and most unlikely success story. Well, at least until the next version of Guardians comes out.

Arriving six years after the previous installment (a century into the era of superheroes), this edition kicks off in spectacular fashion. When we hear Radiohead’s “Creep” On the soundtrack, we see a drunk Quill (Chris Pratt), apparently still mourning the loss of his beloved Gamora (Zoe Saldana (Zoe Saldaña)) falls into a coma. It makes you think this might be less of an interstellar adventure than a harrowing addiction drama. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Bottom line Messy, but gets the job done.

Release date
: Friday, May 5
: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana , Dave Bao Teesta , Karen Gillan , Pom Clay Mengieff
Vin Diesel ,

Bradley Cooper , Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter,

Maria Bakalova

director and screenwriter : James Gunn Rated PG-, 2 hours 30 minute

Not long after, Quill and Gamora reunited. She’s another version, of course, because the Gamora he loved was killed by that nasty Thanos in one of the Avengers movies. The new, young Gamora is of little use to Quill, which doesn’t exactly improve his mood as he struggles in vain, like a frustrated high school student, to remind her of what they once had.

He doesn’t have much time to mope, however, as the Guardians must band together to save their beloved Rocket (Bradley Cooper), who is at death’s door . This leads to flashbacks about the fan-favorite raccoon’s backstory, and his relationship with the movie’s villain, the Advanced Evolver (Chukwudi Iwuji, who uses his Shakespearean acting background to great imposing effect), who Wanted to create a new, more highly evolved race of masters. Like most Marvel villains, he doesn’t really see himself as the bad guy, he’s just misunderstood.

Rocket’s story, which also involves many other lovable animal characters, should delight the toymakers, forming the core of this film, which strives to bring Pathos, irreverent humor and plenty of action combine into its ambitious mix that really rocks. Writer/Director James Gunn — Fired after Vol. 2 On some controversial tweets, just Rehired thanks in large part to a loyal cast’s campaign, would make for a compelling drama in its own right – not quite succeeding in tying all these threads together into a coherent Overall. So far, the storyline is so convoluted, with so much going on in so many different times and places, that it actually takes multiple viewings to keep everything going (Disney has no problem with that). Since the film aims to wrap up the trilogy, rest assured that with so many cameos from the past and secondary characters, the filming must have felt like a high school reunion.

Still, this version is largely as successful as the others, thanks to the chemistry of the main ensemble, who grow into their characters with ease . Their interactions are often delightful, especially between the mind-controlling Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and the goofy Drax (Dave Bautista), who are like alien versions of Laurel and Hardy. Karen Gillan’s Nebula is spikier than ever, and Vin Diesel’s Groot has grown into a much larger tree, though his vocabulary hasn’t improved much. Sean Gunn (the director’s brother) as Kraglin, well, he’s still there.

Among the many adversaries at hand, Adam Warlock is a cyborg created to destroy the Guardians, who is apparently linked to the villain Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki, it seems. Even the gold finish is more eye-catching). Will Poulter plays the role, a delightful mix of physical menace and babyish confusion, but he ultimately fails to make a lasting impression.

In terms of practical and cosmetic effects, and in terms of world building, including “‘s Anti-Earth The outskirts of the s-era are inhabited by strange humanoids, Rod Serling would agree. When Quill and his fellow Guardians land there, it leads to some of the more surreal moments of any Marvel movie and some hilarious one-off jokes — including Nebula’s inability to open the car door causing Quill to say the first A “Fuck” is heard in the MCU. (But only one, since that precious PG- Rating must not be threatened).

This is just one of the many comedic moments that have become a special trademark of the Guardians series, where Some are so stupid that you feel like a child laughing at them. I’m still laughing at the ridiculous exchanges between the Guardians about which buttons on the spacesuits to press to properly communicate with each other, Quill’s confusion leading to everyone overhearing his pathetic attempt to win Gamora back. (Don’t you hate it when this happens?)

The film’s imaginative visuals are another plus, and the process feels so weird at times, It’s as if Gunn is aiming to create a midnight cult classic instead of a blockbuster superhero movie. His uniquely anarchic style is on full display here, making you wonder how he might tone it down when he’s dealing with an iconic character like Superman that doesn’t lend itself well to irreverent humor.

The action sequences are also stunning, especially the epic climactic fight that accompanies the exhilarating Beastie Boys classic “Sleepless Before Brooklyn,” which is A prime example of the filmmaker’s uncanny knack for delivering great playlists. This one is no exception, it deviates from the “nostalgia” of the first two issues 50s-era soundtrack featuring decades of great clips from artists like Alice Cooper, Spacehog, The Flaming Lips, The The and The Replacements. No wonder Guardians like to dance. 1235353215 Full credits 1235401687

Production companies: Marvel Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Troll Court Entertainment
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Films
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Brad Derry Cooper, Sean Gunn, Chuukudy Ibuki, Will Poulter, Maria Bakalova
Director and Screenwriter: James Gunn
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis De’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda , Simon Hatt, Sara Smith
Director of Photography: Henry Braham
Production Designer: Beth Mickle
Editors: Fred Raskin, Greg D’Auria
Costume Design: Judianna Makovsky
Composer: John Murphy
Casting: Sarah Finn
Rated PG-13, 2 hours30 minute

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