Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Movie Review: The Best MCU Installment In A While

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A Sense of Finality

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an ode to the places we’ve been, the people we’ve become because (and despite) of it, and the questions we’ll have to ask ourselves about where we go next; a fitting concluding chapter to the trilogy and the rare MCU film with a sense of finality.

A Persuasively Urgent Third Act

By centering a large part of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 around the fight to save just one person, however, Gunn has crafted an MCU film that feels more persuasively urgent than ever.

Themes of the Guardians of The Galaxy Films

If the first movie was about a young boy afraid of death reaching out to grab it with both hands by the end, Volume 3 is about the friends of a racoon, who’s only ever known death, racing to keep him from it a little while longer.

Messy But Meaningful

Guardians is messy, but it’s also the most meaningful MCU film in a while. Even as it’s deepening the lore of its titular group, it thankfully doesn’t attempt to broaden its connections to the larger universe, making for a relatively self-contained movie