After 6 years of waiting, fans can finally enjoy the next journey of the Guardians of the Galaxy in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (Vietnamese title: Guardians of the Galaxy 3). In the work marking the farewell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), James Gunn treated the audience to one of the most eye-catching, emotional and healing superhero movies on the big screen.
Content “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” continues the events in the side story The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) when the Guardians have “settled down” in Knowhere. They also have a new member, the dog Cosmo (Maria Bakalova). However, Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) – the son of Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) of the Sovereign tribe – suddenly attacked, causing Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) to be seriously injured.
Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) are forced to team up with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to find the lost souls. past connections and save the life of a close comrade. Therefore, they must confront the villain High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), and learn the tragic story of Rocket.
Rocket’s tragic and healing past story
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” takes place in two parallel stories revolving around the Guardians’ journey to rescue Rocket and his origin. As it turned out, the mercenary who didn’t care and didn’t mind anyone was once a weak and gentle raccoon. Rocket became an inhuman experiment to create the perfect race of the High Evolutionary.
He also has his first friends, the otter Lylla (Linda Cardellini), the seal Teefs (Asim Chaudhry) and the rabbit Floor (Mikaela Hoover). They are all strange-shaped animals created by High Evolutionary, but inside are an innocent, pure soul and dream of one day seeing the sky of the new world as a distant promise.
James Gunn skillfully builds images of adorable friendship between outcasts, Rocket’s timidity, Floor’s senseless hyperactivity or Teefs’ goofiness. Then when disaster struck, viewers easily burst into tears at the tragedy they encountered. As it turns out, any living being craves love, friends, or belonging.
No matter how ugly, scary or even ferocious in appearance like the Abilisk monsters, they still have their own feelings and thoughts. Finally, fans can rest easy when Rocket has dared to face the past and let go of the pain for so long. He also found his real family – people who can risk their lives and defy everything with the raccoon “in birth and death”.
The growth journey of the Guardians
From “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), James Gunn deliberately built the Guardians of the Galaxy team as a “circus” with characters of all kinds of rogue elements but reluctantly working together to save the universe. Through the movies, they fight together many times, but quarrel and “comedy” are also many. But it wasn’t until “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” that the members had a chance to look at themselves.
If “Avengers: Endgame” is the journey to look back to the past of the first Avengers, this blockbuster plays a similar role with the Guardians. Everyone has the opportunity to discover themselves through the previous films, and at the same time reveal their personality, strength and own shining moments. The film is still humorous through the signature pieces of James Gunn. However, this dominant color turns to contemplation and deep emotion.
After the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) caused half of the universe to “discolor” and Gamora’s death, Peter Quill became more quiet. He acted like a captain when assigning combat tasks to each member or coming up with a plan to face the enemy that no one expected. Peter also realizes that he has another family on Earth that he has forgotten over the years.
Drax is inherently the “comedian” with the most stupid statements in the group. But in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the guy is more than like that many times. Deep down inside, Drax is still a father who lost his wife and daughter in the invasion of Ronan (Lee Pace) and wants a new home.
Mantis is still an innocent girl, easy to trust and always supports her teammates mentally. However, she knew how to react and protect others instead of silently listening to the scolding. The power of the “bug” is not limited to being behind the scenes, but can also attack very strongly. Nebula also from a killing machine, impatiently realized his reason for living.
Adam Warlock is a potential addition to the Guardians team when his overwhelming strength and childish personality has many directions for future exploitation. High Evolutionary is a twisted villain who is steadfast in his twisted thinking and cruelty. He was not moved or changed his mind by the arguments of superheroes.
Fans can not only review the old memories from the previous films but also see the growth journey of the characters after 9 years of working on the big screen. The farewell is also more complete and touching when this is the last time that the first generation Guardians are still in the same frame or fighting together.
Images, sounds, and effects are all “top of the top”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is famous for its good music from different decades, chosen by James Gunn himself. This blockbuster is no exception when it entertains the audience with a series of great songs such as “Since You Been Gone” or “We Care a Lot”… Each song has its own role and intention to increase drama. , exciting or tragic for movie scenes.
The action element stretches from the beginning to the end of the film, only a few minutes, there is a dramatic fight of the Guards group that makes the movie beat fast. The film still maintains a different style from the rest of the MCU when each action segment is very satisfying with violent endings. In particular, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” also has many elaborately and carefully choreographed one-shot scenes with many unique and detailed shooting angles showing that the Guardians fight together very well. smooth.
Cinematography is also a bright spot when VFX experts don’t “press deadlines”. The image of Rocket, Floor or Lylla shows up truthfully to each hair and the expression of watery eyes. The Bowie was built quite elaborately. And the large-scale space battles bring many epic scenes of fire and explosion with terrifying destructive power.
Overall, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is one of the best superhero movies in the MCU or the brightest point in Era IV (Phase 4). The film converges all entertainment and emotional elements and is a tribute to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
After its opening weekend, the film has opened up to nearly 300 million USD worldwide, which is a record number for this franchise, and also surpasses the opening number of “Ant-man 3” or “Ant-man 3”. Black Panther 2″ earlier from Marvel. The film did not have many expectations before it was released, but the extremely good word-of-mouth effect and outstanding film quality helped Marvel almost have a successful “back upstream” with this part 3.