‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3’ Movie Review

Karen Gillan (left) as Nebula, Chris Pratt (middle) as Star-Lord and Dave Bautista (right) as Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji

Plot Synopsis: Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own. If the mission is not completely successful, it could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

The highly anticipated final instalment of the Guardians Of The Galaxy trilogy has finally arrived, with director James Gunn bringing back the beloved cast for one last epic adventure. So, what did I think of the Guardians’ final mission?

James Gunn strikes the perfect balance of heart and humour in this emotionally satisfying and heart-wrenching finale. The film’s conclusion showcases the growth and evolution of the beloved team of misfits as they come together in an epic battle to save the galaxy and protect one of their own. From start to finish, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is a masterfully crafted blockbuster that easily surpasses even the highest of expectations, cementing its place as one of the best films in the franchise.


Gunn brilliantly weaves together the concept of family with themes of identity and redemption. Through the emotional journeys of each character, he explores the idea that family is not simply determined by blood but can also be formed through shared experiences and a deep bond of love and loyalty. The film also tackles the idea of redemption and how characters can grow and evolve to become better versions of themselves, especially in the face of their past mistakes and traumas. These themes are beautifully woven into the film’s narrative, making for a deeply emotional and satisfying experience for fans.

It’s no secret that the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of the strongest aspects of the franchise, and the third instalment does not disappoint. Chris Pratt once again shines as the charismatic leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, who continues to grapple with his identity and feelings of loss. Zoe Saldana brings depth and complexity to her role as Gamora, a character who has undergone major changes since the second film. Dave Bautista delivers some of the film’s most memorable lines as the straight-talking Drax, while Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel bring humour and heart to their respective voice roles as Rocket and Groot.

Karen Gillan gives yet another standout performance as Nebula. Gillan brings a depth and vulnerability to the character, exploring the internal struggles that Nebula faces in her relationship with her fellow Guardians. Pom Klementieff shines as Mantis, who takes on a bigger role for the Guardians’ latest adventure. Klementieff brings a lightness and sensitivity to the role, while continuing to be one of the funniest characters in the hilarious ensemble. 


In addition to the returning characters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 introduces several new characters to the mix, with Will Poulter’s take on the surprisingly hilarious Adam Warlock standing out as a clear highlight. Chukwudi Iwuji’s turn as the villainous High Evolutionary also makes a significant impression, delivering an unhinged and unique performance that is sure to stick with viewers long after leaving the theater. Overall, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is a truly entertaining and engaging entry in the beloved series, offering up beloved characters alongside fresh new faces and plenty of thrilling action and adventure.

The decision to switch the focus to Rocket is a masterstroke. By delving into Rocket’s backstory, the film offers a poignant and gut-wrenching look into the character’s past traumas and internal struggles. The decision to put Rocket at the forefront of the story not only gives the film a new level of emotional weight but also allows viewers to connect with the character on a deeper level. Bradley Cooper’s voice acting brings Rocket to life with such sincerity and depth that it’s impossible not to feel for the character as he navigates a journey full of heartbreak and self-discovery.

On a visual level, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is easily the most impressive Marvel movie since Avengers: Endgame. James Gunn has outdone himself in creating a film that is both visually stunning and completely immersive. From the use of vibrant colours to the meticulously crafted sets that transport the viewer to another galaxy, every scene is a feast for the eyes. But it’s the creature designs that truly steal the show. Each character is incredibly imaginative, with unique features that add a sense of wonder and intrigue to every scene they appear in. It’s clear that every aspect of this movie was carefully considered and crafted to perfection.


As for the action sequences, they’re some of the best in the franchise. From epic space battles to flawlessly choreographed fight scenes, the film is filled with cheer-worthy action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I’m not going to spoil anything, but I will say that there’s one action sequence in here that is simply one of the coolest moments the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever delivered. You’ll know it when you see it.

If there’s one thing that the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies are known for, its their outstanding mix of classic rock and pop hits – and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t disappoint. The soundtrack is yet again filled with iconic tracks that perfectly complement the tone and themes of the film. Fans will love hearing some of their old favourites, while newcomers will leave the cinema with a new appreciation for some true classics.

While there’s not a lot to dislike about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, one small issue I had was with the pacing. Given its runtime of 149 minutes, it is the longest film of the series, and it does occasionally feel like it. However, it must be noted that the slow moments and extended runtime were necessary to complete the storyline and provide fans with a truly satisfying conclusion. While the pace may drag in some parts, it’s worth it for the emotional payoff in the end.


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 has the daunting task of wrapping up the entire series, which comes with an array of characters, subplots, and themes to tie together in just under 150 minutes. As such, there are a few instances where it can be a bit challenging to keep up with all that’s happening on screen. However, Gunn does an good job of balancing all the different elements and makes sure nothing feels rushed or overlooked. While there will undoubtedly be a few instances where viewers may feel lost, the payoff in the end is worth it as everything comes together in one satisfying conclusion.


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is a masterful conclusion to the beloved series. With great performances, stunning visuals, an epic soundtrack, and a satisfying conclusion to the story, it’s a must-watch for any fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. James Gunn manages to bring everything full circle while also providing an emotional and action-packed ride.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

One response to “‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3’ Movie Review”

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