2023 / 150m - USA
Sci-fi, Adventure
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 poster


May 14, 2023


Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel's most colorful properties and Gunn has proven himself to be a fun director before, but this series never really finds its footing. This is exemplified by the coolest action scene of the third film, set to an oldfarty Beastie Boys track that drains it from half of its power.

When Rocket is gravely hurt, they need to trace his roots to save his life. This is how they come across the High Evolutionary, a madman who is trying to build and perfect his own societies. When he hears Rocket is still alive, he wants him back under his control, something the Guardians cannot allow.

There are some cool action scenes, the budget is put to good use and though the film is at least 30 minutes too long, the pacing is pretty slick. The score is horrible though and the comedy is pretty cringe-worthy. I think Gunn fares better at DC, where he is allowed to be a little more daring and edgy, but I just wish he'd go back to directing smaller films.