Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 Sticks The Landing In An Emotional Adventure

The lovable but dysfunctional Guardians of the Galaxy are back in
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” and this time around they are faced
with a more personal task when one of their own is seriously injured after
an attack by a mysterious threat.

Peter Quill/Starlord (Chris Pratt), is still grieving the loss of Gamora
(Zoe Saldana), even though the crew is quick to remind her that she still
loves albeit in the form of an alternate timeline version of the one they
all knew.

Their journey takes them to all manner of bizarre locations which gives
them more then ample time to get into arguments with themselves and fight
pretty much everyone they encounters as conflict resolution for the
Guardians usually comes through violence that Drax (Dave Bautista), is
always more than happy to deliver.

In the course of their quest the team learns of Sire (Chukwudi Iwuji), who
is obsessed with remaking the creatures of the universe into his better
versions and populating planets to create what he believes is the perfect
world. Sire has also crafted entire races which gives him ultimate power
over them as he has no problem with wiping a planet of his creations away
on a whim and starting over with no regard to the suffering and death he

This puts him on a collision course with the Guardians who are desperate
to save their friend and stop Sire and his forces no matter the cost which
leads to a series of epic confrontations and battles that the team are
famous for.

The movie was a bit slow getting started as we are given more time with
characters and setting up the story before the action starts and there is
the typical humor along the way to offset the darker and more emotional
material that this third outing offers.

Some may say that they wanted more action but while the film is a slow
burn, Director/Writer James Gunn sticks the landing with an emotionally
satisfying personal story that focuses on love, loss, and friendship
versus a constant barrage of action.

The film is billed as the final outing for this version of the Guardians
and the two credit scenes gives audiences and idea of what to expect going
forward. The cast is solid and work very well with one another and the
characters are as enjoyable as always in what looks to be another smash
for Marvel.

4 stars out of 5