Volume 3 of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise wraps up the trilogy in an almost perfect way by highlighting how our imperfections make us unique.
After we saw them the last time in the Holiday Special, our favorite team of misfits are back to wreak havoc on the galaxy. Or that’s what Marvel Studios would like you to think.
Star Lord, Gamora, Nebula, Mantis, Drax, Rocket and Groot are all back for one last ride, together at least. The movie takes you on an emotional journey to the origins of Rocket as the team is trying to save his life while facing one of the creepiest Marvel Studios’ villains so far: The High Evolutionary played by Chukwudi Iwuji.
Iwuji plays the High Evolutionary as a scary scientist who is inspired by Emmanuel Kant, who also twisted the philosophy into something horrific. Knowing that everyone in the galaxy knew about his work but turned the blind eye, the MCU should be scarred of him more than Kang. I really felt bad for baby Rocket <3.
On the other hand, the movie introduces Will Poulter as Adam Warlock. It’s not the one you know from the comics. Instead, this Adam is learning empathy and connection by watching the guardians do their thing, especially in the third act of the movie.
Finally, don’t forget to stay in your seat for the dual credit scenes. They might not look like much, but the second one has a surprising twist.
Should you watch it?
Get ready for a box of tissue and falling in love, while feeling bad, for our favorite racoon. Eventhough the ending could have been more…effective, the movie still delivers on the promise of an emotional send off for our guardians.
Where can I watch it?
Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now playing in theaters.