Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 – Movie Review

This is James Gunn’s final Guardians of the Galaxy film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is set to complete the James Gunn trilogy before he is completely taking the reins at DC. His DCU plans have been announced, and he is working vigorously on getting his Superman: Legacy film off the ground and into theaters in 2025. Gunn returning to Marvel to finish was he started is one of the best decisions For Gunn, the story was Rocket’s, where he came from, and who he was. So it was very important to him to tell that story which will hit theaters on May 5th, 2023.


Our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. 

Volume 3 is everything you want in a Marvel Studios movie.

It has great visuals, balanced humor, and plenty of action. On top of that, all the characters are still loveable. This time, we get Rocket’s origin story that drives the film’s narrative. Your emotions will run deep while enjoying the final thrill ride. Fun cameos will also appear and make you cheer.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan all do a fantastic job. For me, though, Pom Klementieff is a scene stealer, and when you include Bautista’s Drax, you have a winning recipe for some fun, as seen in the Holiday Special. However, this movie is all about Rocket, who Bradley Cooper voices. The Oscars need a voice acting category, which Cooper would easily win. Since the first movie, his performance has been amazing and full of depth. Watching Rocket unravel and face his early life’s trauma is heart-aching and hits you in the feels. 

A couple of newcomers in this third installment are Chukwudi Iwuji as The High Evolutionary and Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, who was teased since the second movie and has always been a prominent Guardians member in the comic. Iwuji plays a very intense villain and delivers a memorable performance. He is easily the best villain the Guardians have faced. Additionally, the mix of practical effects and CGI was perfect. It is one of the best-looking films I have seen that takes place in space. This movie is vibrant and imaginative, has a killer soundtrack, and focuses on heart and compassion while delivering a fun adventure.


I give Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is easily the best MCU film since No Way Home. I recommend watching this movie on the largest screen possible to be immersed in the fun intergalactic adventure that Gunn presents to fans before being full-time at DC. Also, make sure to stick around for two post-credit scenes. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. © 2023 MARVEL.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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