James Gunn nails end of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ trilogy


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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” was released in theaters on Friday. The film marks the last film director James Gunn will direct for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” was released on Friday and brought a rollercoaster of emotions that worked brilliantly throughout the movie.

The movie stars Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation”) as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista (“Knock at the Cabin”) as Drax, Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”) as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel (‘The Fast and the Furious”) as the voice of Groot, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”) as Gamora and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) as Nebula.

The movie truly symbolized director James Gunn’s (“The Suicide Squad”) farewell from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While the Guardians of the Galaxy deal with life after “Avengers: Endgame,” volume three brought light to Rocket’s backstory along with a new soundtrack featuring songs from the 1970s to the 2000s.

While Gunn made the other GOTG movies more humorous through the development of the Guardians, volume three stays more serious and brings in humor subtly.

The movie’s theme was similar to the other GOTG movies with it being playful and energetic.

The movie also introduced a new villain to the MCU with the High Evolutionary, who was played by actor Chukwudi Iwuji (‘John Wick 2”).

The High Evolutionary strives to create the perfect society no matter the cost. His scientific experiments lead him to create some visually creative creatures graphically stunning and are emotionally moving on screen.

The High Evolutionary had great character depth making the audience hate him by showcasing his descent into madness.

The film had great visuals as the fight scenes were cinematic and marvelous, showing Gunn’s efforts and creativity in this movie. One fight scene, in particular, simulated a one-shot scene as the Guardians fought their way through a hallway accompanied by epic music.

A new character that was also brought into the MCU was portrayed by Will Poulter (“The Maze Runner”) as Adam Warlock.

With the introduction of Adam Warlock brings new potential storylines to expand his character into future MCU movies.

Unfortunately, Warlock’s appearance during this movie felt underwhelming as he was underused for the storyline.

The movie also brought many small details throughout the MCU that has happened to the GOTG and callback to them in casual and creative ways, making the movie more exciting to watch.

Such as Cosmo the Spacedog who is voiced by Maria Bakalova (“The Bubble”), Howard the Duck who is voiced by Seth Green (“Family Guy”) and Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky”), who reprised his role as Star Hawk.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” wasn’t a high-end MCU movie like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ or ‘Spiderman: No Way Home,’ due to its underwhelming showcase of the new characters, but definitely worth the ticket to buy and go see.