What will Marvel do now with James Gunn gone? Now running the rival faction, Gunn’s parting gift to Marvel is their best film in a long time. The man who guided an unpopular choice of IP into Marvel’s pride and joy gives its heroes an emotionally charged goodbye as it flies into the sky forever. ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’ is the spark Marvel’s been missing for a while.
The film kicks off with Rocket being attacked by Adam Warlock. As Rocket lies dying, Peter Quill and the rest of the Guardians set off in a race against time to save their furry friend. Little do they know how their journey will lead them to High Evolutionary, the diabolical creator of the universe dying to get his hands on Rocket. After saving the world against the Mad Titan, the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy fight to save one of their own this time.
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Out On ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’
1. Razor Sharp Writing Packed With Dramatic And Comedic Moments
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’ clocks at 150 minutes, but in the hands of James Gunn, it feels like a breeze. The movie doesn’t play footsie with setting up a villain, going straight into conflict within the first ten minutes. The writing is precise, especially the comedic bits that accentuate the cast’s commitment to making the humor seem natural. Gunn’s script never misses the mark with emotional beats.
2. Rocket As The Protagonist
James Gunn recently talked about Rocket being the secret protagonist all along. The film looks into what made Rocket the way he is, taking a deep dive into his painful history. James Gunn finds tremendous strength and humanity in Rocket while making a profound statement about bigotry and ignorance.
3. Killer Soundtrack To Boot
There’s no denying that James Gunn’s got a fantastic taste in retro or modern music. He uses the soundtrack to ground and elevate the action in ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’ simultaneously, be it Florence And The Machine’s ‘Dog Days’ during the movie’s ending or blasting off Bestie Boys’ power-balled ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn‘ as the team heads off into a battle.
4. Post-Credits Scenes
The end of James Gunn at Marvel is not the end of the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ franchise. While Peter and Mantis take time off from being saviors, we see Rocket leading a new Guardians team consisting of him, Groot, Cosmo, Kraglin, Adam, Phyla, and Blurp. Perhaps there’s more to come from the franchise?
5. Well-Rounded Character Arcs
Once again, this is attributed to James Gunn’s ability to tell a story. He wonderfully balances the pain and vulnerabilities of all his characters – be it friends or foes. Be it Adam Warlock or Peter Quill- Gunn does justice to make every character a better version of themselves. With the antagonist, High Evolutionary, Gunn makes the right call not to humanize him and make him the pinnacle of evil.
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