Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 comes at an odd time for a Marvel movie. The Marvel film universe seems to be in decline in relevance and popularity in many ways. Biggest stars like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans have left the MCU, and fans can’t wait to see how the latest phase of the universe unfolds. Add to that, Guardians writer-director James Gunn who has already left Marvel to take the helm of the DC Film Universe, even though his final MCU film is still in theaters. If you did not watch this full of adventure and action movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, then go to Myflixer online streaming website. Here you don’t pay anything to watch all the collections of Hollywood.
The story of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 stops at a checkpoint called Nowhere. The Guardians and their allies saving the universe are regrouping for their next gig when someone brings the fight to them. Adam Warlock, seen in the post-credits sequence in Volume 2, arrives at Nowhere with the intention of kidnapping Rocket. He is here at the behest of the Grand High Evolutionary, who created the rocket years ago.
The Guardians return Warlock, but not before he nearly kills Rocket. The rest of the plot will focus on the role of the gang to steal the plans needed to save Rocket’s life. This would include a reunion with Gamora, now a member of The Ravagers, who has no memory of her other life as a member of the Guardians. She is a completely different person from the Gamora the Guardians knew and she angrily states that she doesn’t know the family she had in her other life. He is willing to help the Guardians out of compassion for his sister, Nebula, but he is willing to kill Peter rather than listen to any memories he once had.
The rivalry between Gamora and Peter is pretty disgusting and while I understand that the logic makes perfect sense, the fact that Gamora becomes a completely different and generally despicable character doesn’t make it any fun to watch. Gamora’s apparent ferocity and rage are toned down as part of the plot, but I wouldn’t be the only fan who finds her animosity more repulsive than the actual depiction of what this super-universe character would actually be. This is a personal preference, I just wish they found a more entertaining way to communicate how this Gamora differs from the original Gamora.
That said, there’s still a lot of fun to be had in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Both Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff make big strides in this adventure. Gillan has done a modest job of bringing new positives to Nebula. Over the course of three films, Nebula has shown the most organic development, staying true to the strange, deeply traumatized character who began as a dangerous antagonist and is now a permanent member of the Guardian family.
I recommend Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 but it’s a bit of a muted recommendation. Where I liked Volume 2, I felt Volume 3 was a step down from that high. Volume 2 cleverly mixed adventure, humour, and emotion, especially with that powerhouse ending that brought even the most die-hard Marvel fan to tears. Learning Bradley Cooper’s Rocket’s backstory in Volume 3 has the same emotional stakes, but lacks the sense of fun and wonder that sets Guardians apart from the rest of the Marvel Universe.