First of all, don’t worry, I will not give information other than official statements and some details that we have already seen in the trailers. For this reason, if you have not even watched the trailer, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 review may have spoilers for you. For those who watch the trailers and follow more or less, there will be no spoilers from the movie in this article.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3 review
The Guardians of the Galaxy team is now one of the series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has reached a trilogy. So much so that with this trilogy, as mentioned before, we are witnessing the last time this team will be together. The good and pleasing part of the job is that they successfully ended the trilogy.
If you follow my articles, you already know that I’m a strict follower of Marvel Movies. But on the other hand, I am not blindly attached to this universe. Especially the last phase was a big disappointment for me.
I didn’t like Love and Thunder, Multiverse of Madness and Quantumania. In fact, if we relate it to the series, I’m among those who didn’t like the 2nd movie either. But Guardians of the Galaxy 3 proceeds in a better line than these films I mentioned and I have to say that I like it in advance. So at this point, if you don’t like these movies like me, I’m telling you at least in terms of predicting what kind of film you will encounter.
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Rocket Racoon is at the centre of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Just as we call Infinity War a Thanos film, we can briefly call this film a Rocket movie. As we learnt the origin story of the character, the plot of the film is based on this story. The experiments conducted on him by High Evolutionary and the process he went through are interspersed at certain points of the film.
The character’s back story is indeed told with a harsh temperament like what happened to him. In fact, I must say that I was surprised that such a harsh origin story was told in the MCU and I liked it at the same time. Of course, the film has the humorous, action atmosphere of the Guardians series, but it also has a dark tone.
In fact, if you are thinking of going with someone under the age of 13, I would say think again. I liked it a lot, but it might be a bit abrasive for the younger audience.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has important bends in emotional terms. I can even say that I had tears in my eyes from time to time, which has happened in maybe 1-2 scenes in the entire MCU history. As in every Marvel film, the pace of the film drops from time to time with unnecessary jokes and scenes. In general, I can say that James Gunn managed to keep this tempo above my expectations.
In addition to most of the jokes, the jokes made on the spot really manage to make you laugh. I think Marvel’s biggest problem is that they try to put jokes in every scene, but even though I don’t like them, I was reminded again in this film how funny they can be when used in the right place.
High Evolutionary draws a portrait of a character obsessed with perfection and playing god. In the scenes where he goes back to the past, it is emphasised how ruthless he is. His strength and what he can do are also underlined frequently.
In the final sequence, we have to admit that this balance of power is a bit disturbed. Just like Adam Warlock. This character seems to have been added to the film for marketing purposes, but I did not find the way Adam Warlock was included in the story very strange.
Normally, perhaps the most important character of the Infinity Gauntlet story has been transferred to the MCU in a good way, albeit with a delay. The problem of power balance also arises in this character.
I didn’t mind it too much, but Adam Warlock may definitely be the most important point for Marvel fans about the film. Will Poulter played his role well. Although he doesn’t have much to do in terms of the character’s existence, he manages to excel both in action scenes and in some parts.
One of my favourite points in Guardians 3 is that the visual effects are not overly grinning. As it is known, this is the biggest problem of Marvel recently. Especially in the film Quantumania, we saw how much criticism this issue received. In this film, although there are similar scenes and places created entirely with CGI, I was not as disturbed as in Quantumania.
Except for a few scenes, with the help of the pace of the film, I can say that I was glad that there was no place that caught my eye. There is also a corridor scene in this regard, which was one of my favourite sequences of the film. You will understand what I mean when you watch it.
Considering that it is the last film of the team, I can say that I also liked the character workings. With the three films, side films and guests in other stories, we actually witnessed how the team grew up and became a family. At this point, the strange situation between Peter Quill and Gamora was handled beautifully. Moreover, each character has a character development in its own way.
Despite the frictions within the team, it is well emphasised how much they are loyal to each other. James Gunn repaired the mistakes made in the previous film and did his best to make the finale of the trilogy more effective. Both on the script side and in the process, he managed to show the traces of this and the path to the finale by making us wonder.
As a result, I liked the film, and it even made me hope for the MCU again. Warlock processing will be discussed, the tempo problem from time to time and Marvel’s biggest problem in my opinion, the effort to constantly add humour continues. But leaving these aside, the action is good, the jokes are good, but more importantly, the story is striking. I left the cinema hall in a very pleasant way.
Guardians of the Galaxy has been in our lives for almost 10 years. In this film, a story and finale that competes on their behalf is presented. Before forgetting, there are two more scenes at the end of the film. They are not very important scenes in terms of MCU. On the other hand, it can be said that they gave small crumbs about how the Guardians of the Galaxy, whose team we saw for the last time, can continue on the MCU side.