Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 review

After seeing this movie for the first time, I could really only say one thing about it. It’s really good. It was only after my second viewing that I could say with any degree of certainty, this is a top-ten MCU film. That does not, however, mean that it is the best Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

It’s safe to say that the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy is the best stand-alone trilogy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Perhaps in time, it could be the best trilogy of superhero movies ever made. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

The villain in the movie is the High Evolutionary, played by Chukwudi Iwuji. While certainly unlikable with truly evil motives, he tends to be a little too much at times, often yelling many of his lines. So he’s really just another MCU villain. Not bad, not great.

There are some great acting performances in the film. Chris Pratt showcases a wide range of emotion as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista delivers another great performance as Drax and Karen Gillan’s Nebula is one of the best characters in the movie.

Nebula and Rocket have become the most well-progressed characters in the MCU. Not only that but it all happened naturally, through the story. 

We get to see a lot of Rocket’s backstory in this movie through flashbacks. While the flashbacks are necessary and important for the story, their dark nature of them was just a bit unsettling.

It would not be a Guardians of the Galaxy movie without a great soundtrack, which this movie has. My personal favorite song in the film is the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep til Brooklyn” but there are other great moments. Florence and the Machine’s “The Dog Days are Over” plays during one of the more emotional parts of the film.

There are of course other great things about the movie but you’ll just have to see it for yourself if you want to know more. It has to credit scenes, so be sure to stay til the end.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 receives 4 1/2 tangerines out of 5