When James Gunn announced that the Vol 3 of the Guardian story will be more emotional and deeper than the previous ones and also serves as the final conclusion for their saga, I was skeptical about how he would balance the emotions and also provide a satisfactory conclusion for every character's arc. But how does he fare when compared to other MCU directors like Russo Brothers and Taika Waititi, lets check it out in the review,
The story begins where the christmas special has ended, as we see Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) still struggling to recover from losing Gamora, and the other Guardians were trying to rebuild Knowhere into a respectable place that accommodates everyone who has lost something. Having fought egotistic space tyrants like Thanos Ego..etc to save the universe before, the stakes for the Guardians in this film are a lot more persona. As they need to saving their friend Rocket, the gun-slinging raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper, who finds himself in the crosshairs of the High Evolutionary due to their dark past.
The next 150 mins or so, we will immersed into their world, so grab a few tissues in your hand, as you laugh with them, cry with them, and also scream with them. As James Gunn mentioned during the marketing campaigns this is Rocket's story and he is the undercurrent hero of the Vol 3.
In terms of acting everyone excelled including Chris Pratt (You can see his raw side in one of the crucial scenes in the film), Bradley Cooper walks away with most of the accolades due to his terrific voice act as Rocket, You can definitely feel his pain and other emotions which even stay with you after the completion of screening. Dave Bautista as Drax comes out the next stood out the next best performer, especially in a vital sequence with Nebula (Karen Gllian). He and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) continued their weirdo duo energy from the Holiday Special I liked the alternate take on (Zoe Saldaña) Gamora's version that continues her Endgame energy. Will Poulter too fare well as Adam Warlock similarly Sean Gunn (Kraglin) who is struggling to succeed in Yondu's legacy. Look out for the cute scene with Groot (Vin Diesel) the Guardians at the end.
Rocket's Tragic and Dark Past,
Bradley Cooper's terrific Voice Act
Chukwudi Iwuji's Menancing Performance,
Satisfying yet Heart Breaking conclusions to every character,
As usual terrific sound track (A staple James Gunn Factor)
James Gunn once again proved that you don't need big cameos and multiverse tie-ins to deliver an exceptional Marvel product. The conclusion chapter provides a sad but highly satisfactory and deserved endings to each beloved Guardian in the film. A couple of moments in the film are a testament to Gunn's strength as a terrific writer. Cant wait to watch his work for DC Universe. For me the Vol 3 is second most fav MCU film after Infinity War
My Rating: 4.5 / 5