The story of the relationship between James Gunn and comic books is worthy of a film adaptation. Initially, Marvel bosses wanted to cut ties with the director because of his provocative tweets from 2009-2010. During this time, Gunn managed to get interested in DC – so much so that in the end it was he who headed the comic book department and is now building their new cinematic universe. On his farewell to Marvel, he managed to shoot “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”. With this tape, Gunn shows everyone what the company will lose without him. How this farewell turned out – we will tell you in the review below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Superhero action genre
Directed by James Gunn
Starring Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Debicki, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn
Release year 2023
At the beginning of the movie, the Guardians of the Galaxy are doing what they do best – being lazy. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) cannot come to terms with the loss of Gamora, which is why he regularly gets drunk. This is how the life of the Guardians could have continued, but the attack of Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) changes everything. And now the heroes must go on a dangerous journey to save the life of their friend Rocket – and at the same time learn the details of his dark past.
Guardians of the Galaxy has always stood out from other Marvel movies. They did not seek to develop a cinematic universe, offering focused stories instead. Which, moreover, were always primarily about relationships between close people, and cosmic pathos and drama followed only in the background. We should not forget about the specific and “dirty” humor (after all, Gunn worked on films of the level of “Movie 43” and “Porn for the Whole Family”).
It is surprising that the third part of “Guardians of the Galaxy” managed to be released in the fifth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After all, in the last few years, the MCU could only surprise from an unpleasant side. Time after time we were fed sterile films in which familiar characters do not very clear things. And all this for the sake of promoting the idea of the multiverse and the development of the general film universe.
There is no extra tinsel in the new “Guardians of the Galaxy”. This is again the most focused story about extremely different personalities who still value each other infinitely. And it is made in such a high quality that it is quite capable of returning the audience’s love for Marvel comics.
Let the beginning of the film be simple, it serves only as an impetus for further adventures. But they are as diverse as possible. Gunn abandons the concept of classic “boring” space, instead offering to admire unusual locations and immerse himself in non-standard situations. There was even a place for an unobtrusive reference to Among Us.
However, it is not the local landscapes that will most often cause admiration, but the reaction of the heroes to the events. Guardians of the Galaxy continues to be the most textured and charming group of superheroes, in which the prefix “super” can only be used with a stretch.
Sometimes they are clumsy, stupid and brash, and sometimes they are brave, noble and surprisingly deep. Each character is very pleasant on its own, and together they literally bend the hall under themselves with the synergy of their infinite power.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy is a very funny movie. And that’s in a good way.
There are a lot of stupid and somewhat vulgar jokes, but Gunn brings them to them so competently and chooses successful contexts that no rejection is felt. Even when the premise of the decisive battle finds one of the characters in the toilet, the integrity of the narrative is not destroyed, and the perception of the film is not spoiled.
“Guardians of the Galaxy 3” is also an extremely dramatic film. Gunn makes you sympathize with the talking raccoon computer model. But the script is built in such a way that it is impossible not to sympathize with him. Appealing to simple and understandable feelings, Gunn tells about the importance of closeness, trust and support in a difficult moment through a superhero story.
The fresh movie comic was distinguished by one of the best antagonists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an incredibly high-quality and appropriate licensed soundtrack, bright and exciting action.
Some of the scenes closer to the finale were shot in one shot at all — and it was done in such a way that it can be studied in film art academies. After all, you still need to be able to build a tight action in which none of the Guardians is lost against the background of the others. And Han succeeded.
The new “Guardians of the Galaxy” have no noticeable disadvantages. This is such a well-made film that no element is superfluous here.
Every plot twist, new discovery, even every new absurd scene only brings you to an amazing climax. And a touching finale, during which the hall burst into applause several times in a row.
Hann did not leave a clue for the continuation. Yes, the Guardians of the Galaxy will return, because it cannot be otherwise in Marvel. But already without Hann and probably the former charm.
After all, the director so successfully captured and portrayed this superhero team on the screen that it is impossible to imagine someone else working with them. Therefore, if you have time, be sure to go to the cinema at the end of the story of the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they say, one more time. With feeling
Pros: perfectly conveyed the essence of Guardians of the Galaxy; funny and appropriate humor; outstanding action; the film is imbued with the energy of the “same” movie comics that once conquered the whole world; great soundtrack; creepy and unusual antagonist Cons: simple tie; I would like to see some characters on the screen more. Conclusion:
Filming the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” for James Gunn was a matter of principle and the result was outstanding. It’s a perfect movie that makes you want to see the best for Gunn and DC. In this case, the balance of power in the field of film comics will finally change