Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is one of the most anticipated movies of 2023 and for good reason. The third installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cosmic saga promises to deliver more action, humor, and heart than ever before.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, directed by James Gunn, picks up where Avengers: Endgame (2019) left off, with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) searching for Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), who disappeared after the final battle with Thanos. Meanwhile, the Guardians face a new threat from Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), a powerful being created by the Sovereign race to destroy them. Along the way, they also discover more about the origins of Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and his connection to the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a mad scientist who experimented on animals. With a stellar cast, a visionary director, and a catchy soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a must-see for fans of sci-fi and superheroes alike.
The film has received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its humor, action, visuals, and emotional moments. Some critics also noted that the film was darker and more mature than its predecessors, dealing with themes such as loss, identity, and family. The film also features several surprises and cameos, including Nathan Fillion as Master Karja, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord, and Linda Cardellini as Lylla. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has grossed over $550 million worldwide, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2023, following The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Full River Red, and The Wandering Earth II.
The movie has been a great success among the audience, with an 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 352 reviews, and an 8.3 rating on IMDb based on 121K votes, occupying the rank of #145 in the top-rated movies list. The movie has also received one nomination for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards. Guardians of the Galaxy has been one of the highest-rated films by audiences within the MCU.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy that started in 2014 and a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film delivers on its promise of fun, adventure, and heart, while also setting up new possibilities for the future of the franchise.