By Brody Beaupre
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the third movie in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series. This movie came out May 5 and has a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 82%. As an MCU fan and watcher of the first two Guardian movies, I enjoyed this one. The movie has a very climatic smart that sets the tone for the rest of the movie. This is an action-packed film keeps your attention the whole time. There is this love for the main character (Quill aka Star-Lord) that gets you hooked immediately and allows the plot to develop around him.
The movie starts by introducing a brand-new superhero (or supervillain). This gets the whole audience invested, trying to figure out who they are and why they’re there. This leads to an epic battle scene and introduces the main characters for the movie. These are the superhero group that was formed in the first two Guardians of the Galaxy. They then go on an epic space adventure trying to save their friends life, and are met with challenges and powerful adversaries, who they are eventually able to band together in a shocking twist at the end (I promise, this isn’t a spoiler).
If you are looking to watch this movie, I would recommend watching the first two Guardians at a minimum. The MCU is so intertwined with many references to people or situations that happened in other MCU movies or shows. It’s possible that these outside characters and events may leave you very confused if you do not know Marvel.
However, you can still appreciate the amazing animation and graphics at face value. There are elaborate sets and tons of CGI of things that are not even close to being realistic, but somehow look completely real. Marvel is notorious for thinking of outlandish scenes, ships, and even weapons and making them look and behave very realistically.
Overall, I loved this movie. There were some (CGI) animals that were hurt and even killed, which I know made some of my peers dislike the movie, but it added to the plot as opposed to subtracting.
Official Rating: 8.5/10 – There’s a lot to love, but there are also a lot of new additions and a lot happening. Director James Gunn expressed all of it well, but I would have liked a little more in-depth detail of everyone and why certain things happened.