Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful..
Plot: Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an emotionally powerful, tear-inducing “farewell” to James Gunn and his Guardians. Rocket’s bittersweet storyline is the soul, heart, and engine running the best MCU film since Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s visually stunning, with exceptional VFX work. The score and soundtrack couldn’t be more perfectly matched. Superb performances from the compelling protagonists and even the fun cameos. A better comedy-drama balance than its predecessor, while still offering tons of entertaining sequences. A few minor issues hold it back from standing out as “one of the greats”, but it was hard to deliver a more satisfying conclusion to this much-beloved trilogy. And also – a final warning to all animal lovers who may find the cruelty displayed on the screen too much for them to enjoy the movie.”
**A heartfelt & entrancing closure to our favourite band of misfits from marvel **
GOTG Vol 3 is a fantastic, emotionally immersive product from Marvel which not only made me delighted with the experience but also revived my faith in Marvel Studios. With the vibrant music from the past, hillarious chemistry between the leads , striking action set pieces packaged with an emotive backstory this one is bound to be loved and cherished to glory by all the loyal marvel fanatics. After a long time, Marvel delivers a beautiful and wholesome experience. While everyone from the cast gets their due share of high moments but this film belongs to Rocket. The true MVP of the film. The High Evolutionary’s character was unforgiving and brilliant in the context of the story. The screenplay never dissapoints and keeps you engaged even with its long runtime of 150mins. An delightful film by James Gunn who finishes things off at Marvel to focus on DC’s future. Overall, GOTG3 is an uproarious, emotional and probably the best marvel flicks after endgame which leaves you with smile in the end.
Finally, Marvel start to return to its roots
The most unlikely hit of Marvel’s string of hits, in retrospect, focused on the most unusual of families. With a rowdy and frequently emotional sequel that seems very much like a proper finale, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” makes that point with great effect. This is mostly due to writer-director James Gunn moving his skills to competitor DC.
Marvel’s “GOTG Vol. 3” combines visual excitement, recognizable characters, songs, and silliness with a darker thread that explores Rocket’s origins and promotes animal rights.
Nevertheless, “Guardians” feels like a return to form on both fronts following some doubting about Marvel’s invulnerability due to the underwhelming (creatively as well as monetarily) performances for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and to a lesser extent the “Black Panther” sequel. Give Gunn credit for bidding a loving farewell with both barrels blazing, even if it does close the books on this series, at least temporarily.
Much better than most of the recent Marvel projects but not as strong as the previous Guardians of the Galaxy instalments
So first of all, everything to do with Rocket in this movie is absolutely incredible and heartfelt. I’d even argue that his flashbacks are some of the best scenes we’ve seen in any Marvel film to date. On top of that, I really appreciated just how much this whole movie pushes the boundaries of its PG13 rating. We get the first Marvel f-bomb as well as some pretty gory moments by MCU standards. It can clearly be seen that James Gunn was given a lot of leeway to make the movie he wanted and so he was able to get away with a lot more and make callbacks to his horror roots. Additionally, the whole Guardians team has great chemistry together as always and it’s great to just be able to see them interact with each other again. I liked the way the movie dealt with Gamora returning and her relationship with Peter Quill. On top of that, I loved the moment when the movie jokingly hinted that we might get something between Star Lord and Nebula which oddly enough I wish we did get, it would’ve been a great subversion of expectations.
Now onto the stuff I liked less and I’ll start with the comedy. This was already beginning to be an issue for me with the 2nd movie and it’s a problem that all modern Marvel movies have. The comedy in GOTG 3 often felt forced and the jokes were drawn out for too long. I realize that this series is known for being very comedic but maybe the jokes just needed to be placed more naturally, instead of being forced in so much. However, it’s just my opinion though and I at least appreciate that there weren’t any jokes in the moments that were supposed to be serious. Furthermore, the soundtrack was less appealing to me this time around but it might just be due to my preference for 70s soft rock and this entry expanding into a different musical era. On top of that, it does what all Marvel projects do which is have a massive CGI battle at the end. And yes, some moments are great in this battle like the one-take corridor sequence but I was still left switching off and thinking about something else when the bloated action sequences were happening. What did keep me engaged for the most part however was the genuine tension that I felt as I was sure that one or more of the Guardians will be dead by the end. The tension however was unwarranted as no characters died and this was a major disappointment.
The lack of character deaths prevented this film from feeling like the finale it was intended to be. If one or two Guardians bit the bullet in a definitive way I would’ve probably raised my rating to an 8. If Rocket wasn’t laid out for most of the film and instead was kidnapped, he could’ve died during the final battle. The heaven scene could’ve then actually ended with him following Lylla and thus maximizing the emotional impact. Additionally, I feel like Star Lord perishing would’ve really been a great way to end it all but maybe in a better manner than with him trying to save his Zune. Also, the Guardians splitting up doesn’t feel satisfying at all to me. It’s the classic trope of a group of people splitting up only to realize they were the happiest when they were together. This is all just my opinion but the lack of finality and the setup for all of these characters returning in future Marvel movies lessened the supposed impact of this being the last time we see the Guardians together. We might not get Guardians of the Galaxy 4, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we do but I bet we will see them team up again together in Avengers or another project, even if briefly. It all just doesn’t feel like the epic conclusion that we were promised but rather a setup for how these characters will feature in the MCU going forward. I guess comic book movies can never have proper endings and even something great like Logan proves it with Hugh Jackman set to return for Deadpool 3. Maybe I shouldn’t expect these films to provide conclusions because the studios will always try to get more from these characters and actors if there is money to be made. However, overall, even though a lot of this review might’ve seemed negative I did very much enjoy the movie but it just didn’t wow me like it seemed to do most people and it simply lacked the finality that I personally desired from it.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director James Gunn
Writer James Gunn
Actors Chris Pratt, Chukwudi Iwuji, Bradley Cooper
Country United States, New Zealand, France, Canada
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