Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is a crazier roller coaster ride than Cosmic Rewind

“Emotional roller coaster” is an understatement for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, the final installment in the trilogy. We were crying practically the whole time: whether it was tears of laughter, sadness, or happiness. The film’s pacing and filmography embodied chaos in a way only Director James Gunn can.

Cast members in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
From left are Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, and Karen Gillan as Nebula in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”.
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie poster

In Vol. 3, the Guardians are up against “the high evolutionary” a truly despicable figure who has bio-engineered many different species in a quest to create a perfect society. The evolutionary is of course, the one who originally altered Rocket Raccoon, so as one can imagine, the stakes are high and the vendetta is personal. Actor Chukwudi Iwuji brings such malice into the character; I can’t remember a villain I’ve loved to hate this much since Thanos.

A few of the action sequences really stuck out to me as notable. The use of music, just like the first two films in the franchise, and its juxtaposition with beautiful slow motion and expert choreography and computer graphics, was just beautiful. The soundtrack as a whole wasn’t as memorable as the first two films, but when it needed to, it really worked its magic.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is the perfect end to the current Guardians team, and shouldn’t be missed for any Marvel fan. It will be out in theaters everywhere on May 5, 2023, and while we saw it in a RPX theater, I recommend seeing it in 3D, 4D, or IMAX, if you have the chance. It’s got real potential to be a super fun ride.

While the movie is rated PG-13, it breaks the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s no F-bomb streak, and has more of the kind of vulgar and crude humor that the Guardians are famous for. As usual, stay for a mid- and an end-credit scene. Don’t expect much from the end one.

In the Parks

The Guardians of the Galaxy can be found in Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, California and at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, France. You can ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at California Adventure. They can also be found at Epcot in Orlando, Florida on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster.

You may be able to spot the team at sea either on the Marvel Day at Sea sailings of the Disney Cruise Line, or in some capacity in the Disney Wish’s Worlds of Marvel restaurant.

Here are a few videos of them at the theme parks, followed by movie trailer:

Full Report from Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Interviews, RiderCam, and More
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Behind The Scenes Imagineering Look
Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark POV at Disney California Adventure
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off during Marvel Summer of Super Heroes at Disneyland Paris

Full Ride - Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! at Disney California Adventure
Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | New Trailer

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