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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Review)

Director: James Gunn

Production Company: Marvel Studios

Release Date: 03rd May 2023

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Certification: 12A

The film starts with Peter Quill (star lord) continuing to mourn the loss of his one true love Gamora by drowning his sorrows night after night, with the rest of the team getting settled on the forever moving space station Knowhere with some familiar faces like Kraglin and Cosmo, we see Rocket Raccoon walking around listening to Quill's iPod while the team are dancing around and putting up the new Guardians of the Galaxy sign showing off the new HQ.

This is when the film switches and we see our first action scene of the movie, a very well-casted Will Poulter playing the iconic Adam Warlock, seeing him added to the MCU is amazing and will open some amazing new storylines. we don't see his full potential in the movie and in all honesty, it would be nice to have seen him with more screen time and the opportunity to see more of his character unravel, after fighting with the team we find Rocket fighting for his life.

The focus of the film is Rocket Raccoon's origin story being told through flashbacks while the team tries to find a way to save rockets life. this backstory has been teased since the first movie came out in 2014, and it did not disappoint with such a powerful backstory. it is safe to say you'll need to have your pocket tissues ready for this one, so much passion and pain is shown in what went into creating the rocket we all know and love.

We see Peter Quill sober up and lead the team in finding the company behind the torture and torment Rocket was put through to find the secret to saving his life and meeting his maker also known as The High Evolutionary, the character is portrayed flawlessly by Chukwudi Iwuji.

On this journey we start to see different sides of the Guardians that we haven't yet seen before, it was a lovely touch seeing the progression of each individual character and seeing more emotion within the group.

The film is ram packed with tongue-in-cheek humour with marvels first F-bomb, yes that's right we finally had an F-bomb, and it was perfect! With such shock, you can't help but laugh. Once again James Gunn has absolutely smashed another film out of the park, the movie itself has such an original Marvel feel about it, which flooded me with the joy I had watching Phase 1 for the very first time.

The soundtrack just like the first two films is amazing, I have been singing "Come and get your love" none stop since seeing the film. The start to Marvel's phase five has kicked off to an amazing start and I'm truly excited to see where this takes us.

Taking all factors into account I would happily give this film an amazing score and strongly recommend going to see it if you get the chance.

Movie Score: 9.5/10

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